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Research produced by our faculty puts Rutgers in the top 10 percent of American universities in science and engineering research and development expenditures. Find out more in Great Things to Know about Rutgers

About Rutgers

Founded in 1766, Rutgers has a distinguished history. We are the eighth oldest institution of higher education in the U.S. and the only public university in New Jersey to be a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. Rutgers educates more than 65,000 students studying in bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs. Our four locations in New Jersey are near major mass transit hubs-- an hour or less by train from New York City and Philadelphia. With Boston and Washington, D.C. just hours away, Rutgers is in the middle of one of the world’s largest employment and cultural centers!

  • Rutgers offers more than 100 undergraduate majors and has top-ranked programs in business, the sciences (including pharmacy and engineering), the social sciences, humanities and the arts.
  • Rutgers has more than 300 research centers and laboratories; and more than 60% of Rutgers undergraduates conduct collaborative or independent research. 
  • Rutgers enrolls more than 3,400 international students from more than 115 countries.