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Rutgers University at New Brunswick - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Rutgers University Description:

Rutgers University, also known as The State University of New Jersey, is made up of three campuses -- New Brunswick, Camden, and Newark. New Brunswick houses the largest of the campuses. Rutgers frequently places high on national rankings of public universities. Several of the graduate programs are particularly strong. Students can get to both New York City and Philadelphia easily on either Amtrak or New Jersey Transit. In athletics, the NCAA Division I Rutgers Scarlet Knights compete in the American Athletic Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 40,434 (31,593 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 51% Male / 49% Female
  • 95% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $13,073 (in-state); $26,393 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,550 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,412
  • Other Expenses: $2,763
  • Total Cost: $28,798 (in-state); $42,118 (out-of-state)

Rutgers University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 79%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 55%
    • Loans: 60%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $11,392
    • Loans: $8,042

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Finance, History, Journalism, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 91%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 11%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 57%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 79%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Rutgers University Mission Statement:

complete mission and vision statement available at http://oirap.rutgers.edu/instchar/visionandmission.pdf

"As the sole comprehensive public research university in the New Jersey system of higher education and the state's land-grant institution, Rutgers University has the mission of instruction, research, and service. Among the principles the university recognizes in carrying out this threefold mission are the following:

  • Rutgers has the prime responsibility in the state to conduct fundamental and applied research, to train scholars, researchers, and professionals, and to make knowledge available to students, scholars, and the general public.
  • Rutgers should maintain its traditional strength in arts and sciences, while at the same time developing such new professional and career-oriented programs as are warranted by public interest, social need, and employment opportunities.
  • Rutgers will continually seek to make its educational programs accessible to an appropriately broad student body.
  • Rutgers is committed to extending its resources and knowledge to a variety of publics, and bringing special expertise and competence to bear on the solution of public problems."

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