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Rutgers University - New Brunswick is a public institution situated in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The city atmosphere of New Brunswick makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

362 Undergraduate Degrees
174 Graduate Degrees
$39,216 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
58% Acceptance Rate

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick Rankings

We have ranked Rutgers New Brunswick as #87 out of 1,284 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #4 out of 25 schools in New Jersey.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Rutgers New Brunswick has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#30 Best Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Rutgers New Brunswick.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#44 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Rutgers New Brunswick has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#7 Best Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#15 Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#19 Best Healthcare Bachelor’s Degree Schools Healthcare Degree Search
#22 Best Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#36 Best Nursing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#183 Best Colleges College Factual

Where Is Rutgers University - New Brunswick?

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

How Do I Get Into Rutgers New Brunswick?

You can apply to Rutgers New Brunswick online at:

Admission Requirements for Rutgers New Brunswick

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Rutgers New Brunswick?

58% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
81% Submit SAT Scores
Rutgers New Brunswick has an acceptance rate of 58%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 58%, and the acceptance rate for women is 58%.

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.

Can I Afford Rutgers University - New Brunswick?

$39,216 Net Price
50% Take Out Loans
3.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Rutgers New Brunswick is $39,216. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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.

Rutgers University - New Brunswick Undergraduate Student Diversity

34,052 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 36,039 undergraduate students at Rutgers New Brunswick, with 34,052 being full-time and 1,987 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Rutgers New Brunswick

There are also 14,215 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 34,052 full-time undergraduates at Rutgers New Brunswick, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Rutgers New Brunswick

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Rutgers University - New Brunswick students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Rutgers New Brunswick Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 9,602
Black or African American 2,293
Hispanic or Latino 4,379
White 12,693
International Students 3,174
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,911

Geographic Diversity

New Jersey students aren't the only ones who study at Rutgers University - New Brunswick. At this time, 35 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 118 countries are represented at Rutgers New Brunswick. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Rutgers University - New Brunswick

2,501 Took All Classes Online
12,869 Took At Least One Class Online
9.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 9 bachelor’s degree and 19 master’s degree programs available online at Rutgers New Brunswick. In 2017-2018, 12,869 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Rutgers New Brunswick has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 9th most popular in New Jersey for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Rutgers New Brunswick

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Rutgers University - New Brunswick was 9.4%. This is the #914 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Rutgers New Brunswick regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Rutgers New Brunswick majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Nursing 13%
Nursing Science 25%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Rutgers New Brunswick ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Rutgers New Brunswick.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nursing Science #17
Nursing #294

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Rutgers University - New Brunswick Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 362 0 0 0 362
Nursing Science 0 3 32 139 174
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery 0 0 0 0 0
Nursing Practice 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 362 3 32 139 536


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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