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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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2021 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 225 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is clinical/medical laboratory science.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Rutgers New Brunswick is ranked #183 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 33 colleges in New Jersey, Rutgers New Brunswick is ranked at #4.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Rutgers New Brunswick?

Acceptance Rate

Rutgers University - New Brunswick has an acceptance rate of 58%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Rutgers New Brunswick.

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 15 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 55%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  55 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Freshmen Retention Rate

Rutgers University - New Brunswick has a freshmen retention rate of 94%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  94 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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Excellent Overall Diversity at Rutgers New Brunswick

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 36,039 undergraduates at Rutgers New Brunswick with 34,052 being full-time and 1,987 being part-time.

Rutgers New Brunswick Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 94.36 out of 100, Rutgers New Brunswick is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  94.36 out of 100
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How Much Does Rutgers University - New Brunswick Cost?

The overall average net price of Rutgers New Brunswick is $20,623. 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 +
$12,108 $13,671 $19,727 $26,305 $28,187

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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 3.8%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Rutgers New Brunswick make around $57,900 per year during the early years of their employment. 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.


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Location of Rutgers University - New Brunswick

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

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Location of Rutgers University - New Brunswick

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, 8,751 received undergraduate degrees and 4,571 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
Human Resource Management 537 $44,600
General Psychology 495 $27,900
Computer Information Systems 481 $70,300
General Biology 409 $25,800
Public Health 374 $37,800
Communication & Media Studies 362 $36,800
Nursing 362 $70,300
Finance & Financial Management 358 $59,400
Information Science 352 $54,800
Economics 344 $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 learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 12,869 students took at least one online class at Rutgers University - New Brunswick. This is a decrease from the 14,072 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 12,869 2,501
2016-2017 14,072 2,255
2015-2016 12,461 1,962
2014-2015 10,652 1,799
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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