Built for Greatness

Choreographer and dancer Stephanie Klemons has shaped some of Broadway’s most-talked-about musicals, including the Tony Award-winning In the Heights and now the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning smash-hit Hamilton. Klemons says her demanding double major at Rutgers—dance and genetics/microbiology—helped shape her facility for detail, an indispensible quality when living the frenetic life on Broadway. “I just loved it at Rutgers,” she says.  “I was so uniquely built by the university.”

Here are more great things to know about Rutgers.

  • Rutgers was founded in 1766, a decade before the American Revolution, and is celebrating its 250th Anniversary.
  • Launching this year, Rutgers Health will unify the clinical units of Rutgers, enabling the university to leverage the best talents of our more than 1,000 health care professionals.
  • Nearly a third of Rutgers first-year students are the first in their families to attend college.
  • Military Times ranks Rutgers 5th in the nation as a "Best for Vets" university.
  • Rutgers’ more than 473,000 alumni live in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, in five U.S. territories, and on six continents.
  • Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Princeton University are the only New Jersey schools in the prestigious Association of American Universities, whose 62 members are North America’s leading research universities.

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