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Rutgers University - New Brunswick Data & Information Overview

436 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
68% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Rutgers University - New Brunswick Ranked?

#98 Best Colleges in Nation
#3 Best Colleges in NJ
Allied Health Professions Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 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 436 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is allied health professions.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, Rutgers New Brunswick is ranked #98 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Rutgers New Brunswick held the #111 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Rutgers New Brunswick is also ranked #3 out of 44 schools in New Jersey.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Rutgers New Brunswick?

68% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
45% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Rutgers University - New Brunswick is a competitive 68%, 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 45% 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 610 and 710. Math scores were between 630 and 760.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Rutgers University - New Brunswick  ( 610 to 710 )

SAT Math Scores for Rutgers University - New Brunswick  ( 630 to 760 )
Rutgers New Brunswick received ACT scores from 7% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 27 and 33.

ACT Composite Scores for Rutgers University - New Brunswick  ( 27 to 33 )

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick Faculty

15 to 1 Student to Faculty
60% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Rutgers University - New Brunswick, this ratio is 15 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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 60%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  60 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Rutgers University - New Brunswick

94% Freshmen Retention
65% On-Time Graduation Rate

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

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Rutgers New Brunswick the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 65%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  65 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Rutgers University - New Brunswick.

Rutgers University - New Brunswick Undergraduate Student Diversity

33,788 Full-Time Undergraduates
54.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
50.2% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 35,844 undergraduates at Rutgers New Brunswick with 33,788 being full-time and 2,056 being part-time.

How Much Does Rutgers University - New Brunswick Cost?

$23,035 Net Price
35% Take Out Loans
$25,048 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Rutgers New Brunswick is $23,035. 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 +
$14,935 $15,182 $20,927 $28,245 $30,616

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 35% of students took out student loans averaging $6,262 a year. That adds up to $25,048 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Rutgers New Brunswick is 2.6%. 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?

$65,661 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Rutgers New Brunswick with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $65,661 in their early years. This is good news for future Rutgers New Brunswick graduates since it is 55% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Jersey State
33,788 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
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

118 Majors With Completions
8,990 Undergraduate Degrees
4,509 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 118 majors graduated from Rutgers University - New Brunswick. Of these students, 8,990 received undergraduate degrees and 4,509 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 651 $69,934
General Psychology 474 $29,963
Human Resource Management 457 $45,522
General Biology 446 $26,120
Health & Physical Education 435 $25,716
Public Health 432 $37,953
Information Science 423 $50,779
Economics 387 $49,765
Finance & Financial Management 381 $60,547
Nursing 351 $72,734

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

74% Take At Least One Class Online
15% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 37,641 students took at least one online class at Rutgers University - New Brunswick. This is a decrease from the 44,109 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 37,641 7,587
2019-2020 44,109 40,625
2018-2019 12,586 1,890
2017-2018 12,869 2,501
2016-2017 14,072 2,255

Learn more about online learning at Rutgers University - New Brunswick.

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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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