Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Rutgers University - New Brunswick Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Rutgers University - New Brunswick ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Rutgers University - New Brunswick Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Rutgers University - New Brunswick was awarded 647 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is ceramic engineering.

Overall Quality

Rutgers New Brunswick landed the #153 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Rutgers New Brunswick held the #183 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Rutgers New Brunswick is also ranked #4 out of 49 schools in New Jersey.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Rutgers New Brunswick?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Rutgers University - New Brunswick is a competitive 58%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 81% of students accepted to Rutgers New Brunswick submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 680. Math scores were between 600 and 720.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Rutgers University - New Brunswick  ( 590 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for Rutgers University - New Brunswick  ( 600 to 720 )
Rutgers New Brunswick received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students.

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Rutgers University - New Brunswick is about average at 16 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Rutgers University - New Brunswick is 58%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  58 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 93% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Rutgers University - New Brunswick enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  93 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Rutgers New Brunswick for first-time, full-time students is 58%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  58 out of 100

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 36,158 undergraduates at Rutgers New Brunswick with 34,285 being full-time and 1,873 being part-time.

How Much Does Rutgers University - New Brunswick Cost?

The overall average net price of Rutgers New Brunswick is $21,654. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Rutgers New Brunswick

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,545 $15,779 $20,935 $26,914 $29,335

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Rutgers New Brunswick, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Rutgers New Brunswick, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $8,635 a year. That adds up to $34,540 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Rutgers New Brunswick is 3.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Rutgers New Brunswick Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Rutgers New Brunswick make about $57,900 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Rutgers New Brunswick graduates since it is 45% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Rutgers University - New Brunswick make the most money.

Location of Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Rutgers University - New Brunswick is a public institution located in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for Rutgers New Brunswick are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 83 Somerset St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1281
Phone: 848-445-4636

Rutgers University - New Brunswick Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 118 majors graduated from Rutgers University - New Brunswick. Of these students, 8,924 received undergraduate degrees and 4,485 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Computer Information Systems 572 $70,300
Human Resource Management 544 $44,600
General Psychology 521 $27,900
General Biology 436 $25,800
Information Science 409 $54,800
Public Health 386 $37,800
Health & Physical Education 384 $29,000
Nursing 356 $70,300
Finance & Financial Management 354 $59,400
Economics 342 $47,000

Learn more about the majors offered at Rutgers University - New Brunswick along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Rutgers New Brunswick

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 11,925 students took at least one online class at Rutgers University - New Brunswick. This is a decrease from the 12,869 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 11,925 2,054
2017-2018 12,869 2,501
2016-2017 14,072 2,255
2015-2016 12,461 1,962
2013-2014 10,565 1,749

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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