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Rutgers University–New Brunswick

Location College Avenue Campus, New Brunswick United States
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Ranking

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QS World University Rankings
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21

Undergraduate programs
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15

Postgraduate programs

Rutgers University–New Brunswick is the flagship university and birthplace of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, founded in 1766 as America’s eighth-oldest colonial college.  Rutgers–New Brunswick is one of the nation’s leading public research universities, as evidenced by its membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Big Ten Academic Alliance, in which Rutgers–New Brunswick is the most diverse university.  It is one of the United States’ original land-grant institutions and, along with the affiliated Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, home to a variety of degree-granting schools: Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers Business School, School of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication and Information, School of Engineering, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, School of Health Professions, School of Management and Labor Relations, School of Nursing, School of Public Health, School of Social Work, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Graduate School of Education, New Jersey Medical School, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, School of Dental Medicine, and School of Graduate Studies.  Each school has individual requirements, policies, and fees.  Rutgers–New Brunswick also includes more than 175 research centers, a premier Honors College, and the Douglass Residential College for Women.  The university offers a wide range of opportunities for students to pursue their interests outside the classroom, including an NCAA Division 1 intercollegiate athletics program which competes in the Big Ten Conference.  In addition to its numerous on-campus offerings, Rutgers University-New Brunswick is also situated in a prime location for students seeking entertainment, employment, and recreation options beyond the institution, with convenient access to New York City, Philadelphia, and the Jersey Shore. 

Rutgers University–New Brunswick is the flagship university and birthplace of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, founded in 1766 as America’s eighth-oldest colonial college.  Rutgers–New Brunswick is one of the nation’s leading public research universities, as evidenced by its membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Big Ten Academic Alliance, in which Rutgers–New Brunswick is the most diverse university.  It is one of the United States’ original land-grant institutions and, along with the affiliated Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, home to a variety of degree-granting schools: Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers Business School, School of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication and Information, School of Engineering, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, School of Health Professions, School of Management and Labor Relations, School of Nursing, School of Public Health, School of Social Work, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Graduate School of Education, New Jersey Medical School, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, School of Dental Medicine, and School of Graduate Studies.  Each school has individual requirements, policies, and fees.  Rutgers–New Brunswick also includes more than 175 research centers, a premier Honors College, and the Douglass Residential College for Women.  The university offers a wide range of opportunities for students to pursue their interests outside the classroom, including an NCAA Division 1 intercollegiate athletics program which competes in the Big Ten Conference.  In addition to its numerous on-campus offerings, Rutgers University-New Brunswick is also situated in a prime location for students seeking entertainment, employment, and recreation options beyond the institution, with convenient access to New York City, Philadelphia, and the Jersey Shore. 

Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #260
  • 2014
    #=255
  • 2015
    #279
  • 2016
    #=269
  • 2017
    #301
  • 2018
    #=283
  • 2019
    #=283
  • 2020
    #262
  • 2021
    #258
  • 2022
    #=264

Ranking criteria

37.2
Overall
39.2
Academic Reputation
36.8
Employer Reputation
53.5
Faculty Student Ratio
22.4
Citations per Faculty
9.4
International Faculty Ratio
41.5
International Students Ratio

Available programs

Rutgers is very good at what it does—after all, we've had nearly a quarter of a millennium to keep perfecting our role. We are rooted in the liberal arts tradition—our mathematics, Latin, and Greek programs are among the nation’s longest-running—and we are ever anticipating what’s next, which is why we teach courses such as “Biological Applications for Nanomaterials and Nanostructures” and “Elementary Malayalam” (a major language of India).  Our undergraduates go on to the best graduate and professional schools (including those at Rutgers!), land great first jobs, and hit the ground running as they make real contributions in their chosen fields—and to the world around them.  

The 35,000-plus undergraduates at Rutgers University–New Brunswick have vast choices—just what you would expect of a leading public research university.  We’re big, but we’re also comprised of smaller schools and academic departments so learning becomes a personalized, supportive experience. If you need academic support, it’s always an office visit, email, Facebook message, or quick after-class discussion away.

Rutgers' reputation as an academic powerhouse has a lot to do with the high caliber of students who pursue graduate education here. They come from outstanding schools, are accustomed to excellence, and know they will find top-level instruction and opportunity in our graduate schools, programs, departments, and research centers.  

Graduate students arrive at Rutgers University–New Brunswick with all sorts of goals and aspirations. What they find here is our great location—about an hour from New York City and Philadelphia—our incredibly diverse student body, and all the resources, top-rated programs, and professors expected of one of the nation’s great research-intensive universities. They also discover that our small, close-knit academic departments, programs, and schools provide a personalized and supportive graduate experience.  

Academic life for graduate students at Rutgers revolves around your academic program. We like to say that graduate programs are 99 percent “controlled locally.” Why is this important? While the overall size of the graduate population is large, enrollment in individual programs is intentionally limited, so most instruction takes place in small classes, seminars, and labs, and in informal scholarly and social gatherings.

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