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Rutgers tops the list of U.S. universities when it comes to federal funding for research in chemistry. Rutgers faculty members received $29.1 million in federal funding in 2010 (the most recent year for which data is available), according to the National Science Foundation.

Academic Life
Live the life of a scholar.

What’s different about studying at a top-ranked research university like Rutgers? Here students engage with professors whose discoveries transform our understanding of the world. Soon this quest for new knowledge inspires everything you do: your research project in physics, your internship in New York or Philadelphia, your leadership role in the student council. Even cappuccinos with classmates can be an opportunity to sharpen your opinions and expand your horizons.

Right away, you’ll be immersed in the university’s intellectual life through first-year seminar programs:
  • Byrne Family First-Year Seminars connect you with Rutgers’ most prominent research professors in small classes of 20 or fewer students. No letter grades and no formal exams—just an introduction to the scholarly method.
  • First-Year Interest Group Seminars pair you with upper-class peer mentors who share an insider’s knowledge of your academic interest. Again, no grades and no exams—just an introduction to the Rutgers ropes.

Now you’re ready to start your own intellectual journey. Is yours a straight path to a long-held goal? Or does it twist and turn along with your growing intellectual curiosity? As you forge your way, Rutgers will be there to support you with:
  • career services. Resumé-building internships and career-building networks are just the start. Rutgers boasts one of the largest career services operations in the entire county.
  • more than 100 majors. Whether you’re focused on one major or eager to explore all the options, Rutgers is sure to have the one you want—or the one you’re bound to discover.
  • strong academic advising. Throughout your Rutgers career, you’ll meet one-on-one with advisers dedicated to your success: deans in your school and faculty in your major department.
  • honors programs. That extra challenge you’re always seeking? Could be you’ve found it in Rutgers’ thought-provoking, honors programs for top students.