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Rutgers University-Camden
Rutgers University-Camden 406 Penn Camden, NJ 08102 Phone: (856) 225-6095
  • General Information
    About Rutgers University-Camden

    University Mission and Goals As the sole comprehensive public research university in the New Jersey system of higher education and the state's land-grant institution, Rutgers University has the mission of instruction, research, and service. Among the principles the university recognizes in carrying out this threefold mission are the following: • Rutgers has the prime responsibility in the state to conduct fundamental and applied research, to train scholars, researchers, and professionals, and to make knowledge available to students, scholars, and the general public. • Rutgers should maintain its traditional strength in arts and sciences, while at the same time developing such new professional and career-oriented programs as are warranted by public interest, social need, and employment opportunities. • Rutgers will continually seek to make its educational programs accessible to an appropriately broad student body. • Rutgers is committed to extending its resources and knowledge to a variety of publics, and bringing special expertise and competence to bear on the solution of public problems. Consistent with this mission, the Board of Governors in 1980, following a review of the university's achievements and capabilities as well as New Jersey's needs, adopted a statement of goals that set the bold aspiration of enhancing Rutgers' national and international standing and establishing the university as a major center of higher education. By pursuing these goals in the 1980's the university has made major strides towards the attainment of a new level of national distinction. These goals shall continue to guide the development of the university in the decade ahead as Rutgers achieves even greater eminence and contributes even more fully to New Jersey's well being in the tradition of this nation's great land-grant universities. As the goals state, Rutgers will: • Continue development of the university as a national and international resource by: improvements in the quality of its instruction, research and public service; increased emphasis on the contributions of its scholars; and increased emphasis on an atmosphere that stimulates learning, encourages creativity, rewards service, and contributes to the personal and professional growth of all the members of the Rutgers community. • Increase the number of areas of graduate education, research, and scholarship of national and international renown. • Improve the already high quality of the undergraduate experience in the liberal arts, seeking both to preserve the diversity of its programs and to develop students who will provide future leadership for the state, the nation and the world. • Develop and improve programs to serve society's needs for broadly educated, humane, competent professionals.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Small
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 5,529
    Percent Admitted 49%
    Men Admitted 54%
    Women Admitted 44%
    Full Time Retention Rate 77%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 480 580
      Math 500 600
      Writing 470 570
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 6,544
    Native American 11.0
    Asian 488.0
    African American 866.0
    Hispanic 478.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 3,629
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 903

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