About the University
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
Health insurance is required of all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1 and J1 visas.
For this reason, Rutgers University requires all international students and scholars in F-1 and J -1 status on Rutgers’ visa sponsorship and their F-2/J-2 visa dependents to have health insurance that meets or exceeds the University’s minimum required level of coverage. Rutgers-Camden international students and scholars are subject to University health insurance policies. All Rutgers University students are automatically enrolled in the University’s Health Plan.
The International Health Insurance Coordinator is positioned in the Center for International Faculty and Student Services (CIFSS) on the New Brunswick campus. For detailed information about the University’s health insurance policy, automatic billing, and exemption requests, please visit CIFSS’ health insurance website.
Living on-campus: On-Campus housing is guaranteed and required for all exchange students.
Exchange Students will live in an apartment setting with other international students and some domestic students. Most often, Exchange Students are assigned housing in University Center on College Avenue Campus, the heart of Rutgers-New Brunswick.
Check the website with complete information on housing.
Cost: $7,602-9,000 (year)*
*Students living in residence halls must also purchase a meal plan. Please visit the website for more information.
Off-campus Housing: Housing can be found around the campus, Rutgers does not provide assistance to find off campus housing.
The average budget per month is: $400 – 500
In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $9,000.00 per semester.