Rutgers is a premier American research university that has been ranked by the Center for World University Rankings as #41 in the world, offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs.

Founded in 1766, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is the eighth oldest institution of higher education in the United States. We are a public, land-grant, premier research university with three campuses in New Jersey along the East Coast of the United States.  Rutgers students are minutes from New York City and Philadelphia via mass transit.

Rutgers University offers a complete range of Liberal Arts studies and also professional programs in Business, Pharmacy, Engineering, Environmental & Biological Sciences and Mason Gross School of the Arts. A majority of students are involved in original, cutting-edge research with world-class professors.  Rutgers University is ranked 41st in the world by the Center for World University Rankings.

With one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States, Rutgers attracts over 6,500 international students from more than 115 countries.  There is strong sense of campus community and student life is energetic and dynamic.  At Rutgers, you can cheer on the Scarlet Knights at any number of Big-10 athletic competitions or explore the wide variety of co-curricular leadership opportunities in arts, culture, social, political or community service extending learning beyond the class room experience.  

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Public

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 60%
  • Average SAT range: 1650-2290
  • Test optional? Yes
  • Common Application accepted? No
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Agriculture; Anthropology; Archaeology; Art History; Arts; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Criminal Justice; Dance; Design; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Fisheries; Gender Studies; Genetics; Geography; Geology; History; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Journalism; Labour/Industrial Relations; Languages; Law; Liberal Arts; Linguistics; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Meteorology; Music; Neuroscience; Nursing; Nutrition; Oceanography; Pharmacology; Philosophy; Physics; Physiology; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health; Public Policy; Public Relations/Affairs; Social Work; Sociology; Theology/Religion; Urban Planning; Urban Studies; Veterinary Medicine
  • Full list of majors available


  • International students are eligible for: Merit/talent-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $43,988


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Women's Field Hockey; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Women's Golf; Men's Lacrosse; Women's Lacrosse; Women's Rowing; Women's Swimming and Diving; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball; Men's Wrestling

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