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61percent of classes have 30 or fewer students. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14-to-1, comparable to that of many small liberal arts schools.


$700 million That's the amount of research contracts and grants awarded to Rutgers faculty in a single year. What's in it for you? Endless opportunity to make your own discoveries.




2,782,793 That’s the number of pounds of recyclables Rutgers collected last year to retain the Gorilla Prize in the national ReycleMania! contest. Rutgers bested 400 other colleges and universities in gross tonnage of recyclables for the second straight year.


#1 U.S. News & World Report has ranked Rutgers-Newark #1 in student diversity since 1997. Rutgers-New Brunswick consistently ranks in the top 30. Our 65,000 students come from every county in New Jersey, every state in the nation, and more than 125 countries. Campus diversity gives Rutgers graduates a competitive advantage in the global marketplace. Our career-savvy alumni tell us so.



132 That’s the number of valedictorians and salutatorians who chose to enroll at Rutgers last year. How’s that for good company?


100+ undergraduate and 200+ graduate programs are offered at Rutgers- from Accounting to Women's and Gender Studies and everything in between!


70-100%  That's the acceptance rate to veterinary school enjoyed by Rutgers students over the past 10 years. The national average is below 50%.


#3 in the nation, Planetizen: Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs. And the award goes to...Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy!


#3 Rutgers ranks third among more than 200 U.S. four-year institutions for student veterans services in Military Times Edge magazine's annual Best for Vets survey.


Top 10 Rutgers remains one of America's top 10 football programs academically, according to NCAA Academic Progress Report (APR) scores.  The football program was the lone state university to be ranked in the top 10 percent nationally in APR scores for the fifth consecutive year.  It was the only team to win four bowl games while earning that APR honor.  Women's soccer and gymnastics teams were also academic standouts.  Now that's a smart play!



59%  That's the acceptance rate to medical school enjoyed by Rutgers' pre-med students over the past 10 years. The national average is 45%.


#3 The Wall Street Journal ranked Rutgers Business School - New Brunswick #3 for Top 25 Recruiter Picks in the Tri-State Region and #21 in the nation. Bloomberg Business Week named Rutgers as one of the Best U.S. Business Schools in 2010. Want to work on Wall Street? Recruiters love Rutgers students.



Top 10 According to HerCampus.com, Rutgers is a Top 10 College for Women. Since its founding as the New Jersey College for Women in 1918, Rutgers' Douglass Residential College has been at the forefront of education for women, and continues to support women's development in all arenas, including research, education, business, public policy, communication and community service.


Top 100 Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students ranks Rutgers as a Top 100 Campus for the LGBT Community.


1,000,000+ The Rutgers University Dance Marathon has raised more than $1 million in the last two years alone to aid children with cancer and blood disorders. The event is the largest student-run philanthropic event in New Jersey.



3,600+ international students from 115 countries - from Albania to Zimbabwe - study at Rutgers. More than 700 Rutgers students learn and travel to forty different countries through Study Abroad, and more than 90 students from other countries choose Rutgers for their Study Abroad experience. Where will Rutgers take you?


450,000+ Rutgers’ 450,000+ alumni live in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, in seven U.S. territories, and on six continents. Where else can you find and build a stronger network with your peers?




21 students earned Fulbright Scholarships in 2012, placing Rutgers at #11 in the nation among all research universities.


85%  of Rutgers students who had an internship received at least two job offers.