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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. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Rutgers University - New Brunswick Ranked?

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2023 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 967 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2023 analysis, Rutgers New Brunswick is ranked #111 out of 2,241 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 #153 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?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Rutgers University - New Brunswick is a competitive 67%, 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 90% 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 580 and 680. Math scores were between 600 and 730.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Rutgers University - New Brunswick  ( 580 to 680 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Rutgers University - New Brunswick  ( 600 to 730 )
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Rutgers New Brunswick received ACT scores from 18% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 25 and 32.

ACT Composite Scores for Rutgers University - New Brunswick  ( 25 to 32 )
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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 60%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  60 out of 100
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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
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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 61%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  61 out of 100
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Rutgers University - New Brunswick Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

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 45% of students took out student loans averaging $7,729 a year. That adds up to $30,916 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?

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

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
Website: https://newbrunswick.rutgers.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Brunswick-Newark-and-Camden/Rutgers-University/172636137574?utm_source=flag_footer&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=flag_footer
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RutgersU

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, 8,840 received undergraduate degrees and 4,457 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

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 2019-2020, 16,535 students took at least one online class at Rutgers University - New Brunswick. This is an increase from the 11,925 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 16,535 2,114
2018-2019 11,925 2,054
2017-2018 12,869 2,501
2016-2017 14,072 2,255
2015-2016 12,461 1,962

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

More about our data sources and methodologies.