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Rutgers University - Newark Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Rutgers University - Newark 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 - Newark Ranked?

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2020 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 - Newark was awarded 61 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is criminal justice and corrections.

Overall Quality

Rutgers Newark is ranked #252 out of 1,727 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2020 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Rutgers Newark held the #256 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Rutgers Newark also holds the #6 spot on the Best Colleges in New Jersey ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Rutgers Newark?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Rutgers University - Newark is a competitive 64%, 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 93% of students accepted to Rutgers Newark submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 580. Math scores were between 510 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Rutgers University - Newark  ( 500 to 580 )

SAT Math Scores for Rutgers University - Newark  ( 510 to 590 )
Rutgers Newark received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students.

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Rutgers University - Newark Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Rutgers University - Newark 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 - Newark is 56%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  56 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Rutgers University - Newark

Freshmen Retention Rate

Rutgers University - Newark has a freshmen retention rate of 84%. 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  84 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Rutgers Newark have a four-year graduation rate of 33%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  33 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Rutgers Newark

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,551 undergraduates at Rutgers Newark with 7,162 being full-time and 1,389 being part-time.

Rutgers Newark Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Rutgers Newark is 76.72 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  76.72 out of 100
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How Much Does Rutgers University - Newark Cost?

The overall average net price of Rutgers Newark is $13,205. 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 Newark

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,657 $10,254 $15,940 $20,662 $22,153

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 Newark, 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 Newark, approximately 49% of students took out student loans averaging $7,061 a year. That adds up to $28,244 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Rutgers Newark 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 Newark Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Rutgers Newark with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $57,900 in their early years. This is good news for future Rutgers Newark graduates since it is 42% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


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

Location of Rutgers University - Newark

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

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Location of Rutgers University - Newark

Contact details for Rutgers Newark are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 249 University Avenue, Blumenthal Hall, Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-353-1766

Rutgers University - Newark Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 47 majors graduated from Rutgers University - Newark. Of these students, 1,606 received undergraduate degrees and 1,512 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
General Psychology 213 $27,900
Accounting 208 $57,100
Criminal Justice & Corrections 177 $33,300
Business Administration & Management 176 $51,300
Finance & Financial Management 151 $59,400
General Biology 124 $25,800
Social Work 107 $31,700
Marketing 73 $43,200
Other Public Administration 50 NA
Management Information Systems 38 $63,400

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

Online Learning at Rutgers Newark

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, 1,814 students took at least one online class at Rutgers University - Newark. This is an increase from the 1,667 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,814 616
2016-2017 1,667 574
2015-2016 1,392 544
2014-2015 1,302 451
2013-2014 1,034 283

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