- If you think all there is to New Jersey is the Turnpike – not so! Try beaches and mountains, forests and farms, country lanes and cityscapes. All this in the epicenter of the powerhouse Boston-to-Washington metropolitan corridor – arguably the economic and cultural capital of the world. New Jersey is open for business.
- Rutgers’ location is unbeatable: adventure in your college years and advantages for your future career. With three international airports nearby, access to 12 states within 250 miles, and travel under an hour to New York City and Philadelphia, Rutgers is a strategic choice for ambitious college students.
Rutgers is the largest institution for higher education in New Jersey. It was originally chartered as Queen’s College in 1766. It is the eighth-oldest college in the United States and one of the nine Colonial colleges founded before the American Revolution. Rutgers was originally a private university affiliated with the Dutch Reformed Church and admitted only male students, but evolved into a coeducational public research university. Rutgers is one of only two colonial colleges that later became public universities.
Rutgers University has three campuses across the state of New Jersey, with its largest campus located mainly in the City of New Brunswick and adjacent Piscataway Township, and two smaller campuses in the cities of Newark and Camden. These campuses comprise 27 degree-granting schools and colleges, offering undergraduate, graduate and professional levels of study:
- School of Arts and Sciences
- School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
- Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
- Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
- Mason Gross School of the Arts
- Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick
- School of Communication and Information
- School of Engineering
- School of Management and Labor Relations
- School of Social Work
- Colleges of Nursing-New Brunswick, Newark, Camden
- Graduate Schools–New Brunswick, Newark, Camden
- Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
- Graduate School of Education
- School of Criminal Justice (Newark)
- Schools of Law- Newark, Camden
- School of Public Affairs and Administration-Newark
In 1989, Rutgers became a member of the Association of American Universities, an organization of the 62 leading research universities in North America.
Rutgers hosts over 700 student organizations, covering a wide range of interests. Among the first student groups was the first college newspaper: The Political Intelligencer and New Jersey Adviser. Continuing this tradition is the university’s current college newspaper, The Daily Targum, established in 1869, which is the second-oldest college newspaper currently published in the United States, after The Dartmouth (1843).
- Excerpt from Rutger’s website.
- Both on-campus and off-campus housing is allowed for incoming exchange students, however, Rutgers highly recommends that exchange students accept pre-reserved on-campus housing in the East Avenue Apartments. Rutgers is not able to help incoming international students with off-campus housing.
In order to obtain the J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa for the Rutgers exchange programs, students must be able to show access to at least $6000 ($1,200 per month) for the semester and $12,000 for the academic year 16-17. This amount is the minimum required to study at Rutgers University, some students spend more during their time here. See cost of living estimates at the following link:
- Estimated costs for 2016 - 2017:
- - On-campus Housing: $4,200 per semester
- - Mandatory Health Insurance: $981 per semester
- - Books and Supplies: $300-$600 per semesters
- - Food: $1,500-$2,000 per semester
- - Personal Expenses: $1,500-$2,000 per semester