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Rutgers University-Newark
Rutgers University-Newark 249 University Avenue, Blumenthal Hall Newark, NJ 07102 Phone: (973) 353-1766
  • General Information
    About Rutgers University-Newark

    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. • Serve the needs of the State of New Jersey by: conducting research on such basic issues of public policy as energy, transportation, urban affairs, agriculture, human services, coastal and marine science and similar areas, especially those of emerging importance; fostering programs in the arts, music, and theater to enhance the cultural environment; conducting research and retraining programs to improve education in the schools; working with state and local government officials to help improve the quality of citizens' lives; working with business, industry and labor to provide a resource for their research and development needs and for the future education of their personnel; and working to strengthen and improve the institutional capability and performance of state governmental bodies.


    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: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 12,462
    Percent Admitted 60%
    Men Admitted 66%
    Women Admitted 54%
    Full Time Retention Rate 81%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 460 560
      Math 490 600
      Writing 470 570
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 13,358
    Native American 22
    Asian 2,554
    African American 2,110
    Hispanic 1,951
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 5,880
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 1,812

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