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Rutgers, By the Numbers

Big University with So Much to Offer

More students, schools, majors, and degrees. More job fairs, internships, and alumni in your network. More locations, labs, and field stations. More faculty and health care practitioners. More residence halls, clubs, performance spaces, and recreational facilities. No school in New Jersey has more to offer, and that means more choices and more opportunities to discover what really works for you.

Browse facts and figures about Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

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Our History

  • Founded in 1766
  • 8th oldest university in the nation
  • More than 250 years in existence
  • Birthplace of college football
  • Charter signed by New Jersey Royal Governor William Franklin, son of Benjamin Franklin
  • New Jersey’s land-grant university, with a presence in all 21 of the state’s counties 
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Our People


  • New Jersey residents: 81%
  • Out-of-state: 19%
  • 66,000+ students from all 50 states and more than 130 countries
  • 54% women and 46% men
  • Among the most ethnically diverse campuses in the nation and Big Ten

Faculty and Staff

  • 8,700+ full- and part-time faculty
  • 14,900+ full- and part-time staff
  • 1,200+ international scholars from more than 80 countries
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A Powerful Alumni Network—We Are Everywhere

  • 530,000+ alumni 
  • 250,000+ alumni live in New Jersey
  • Alumni live in all 50 states, in the District of Columbia, in five U.S. territories
  • Live on six continents
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  • 50,200 students at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including RBHS
  • 13,600 students at Rutgers University–Newark
  • 7,200 students at Rutgers University–Camden
  • 6,800 students at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
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  • 18,000+ degrees granted, 2019
  • 620,000+ degrees granted, all time
  • 29 schools and colleges
  • 150+ undergraduate majors
  • 400+ graduate programs
  • 25,000+ classes taught each year
  • 26 libraries
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Home to New Jersey’s most extensive and diversified network of research laboratories

  • 300 research centers and institutes
  • $736.8 million annually in research and development expenditures
  • $750.8 million in annual sponsored research grants
  • Rutgers brings more federal research dollars to New Jersey than all other New Jersey colleges and universities combined

Patient Care

New Jersey’s largest academic health center and patient care provider through Rutgers Health

  • 1,300+ health care professionals 
  • 2.1 million annual patient visits to our faculty practices, centers, clinics, and institutes
  • 470 clinical trials supported at any given time
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Tuition and Fees

  • $12,536 undergraduate tuition (In-State) 
  • $3,268 fees
  • $13,402 on-campus room and board
  • 74% of entering undergraduate class received financial aid offers (2017–2018)

Figures shown are for the 2021-2022 academic year enrollment at Rutgers–New Brunswick School of Arts and Sciences. Amounts will vary according to Rutgers location, school or college, and personal choices. Figures are subject to change.

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  • 150+ study abroad programs
  • 60+ countries are destinations for students
  • 9,000+ international students enrolled
  • Students come from 130+ countries annually to attend
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Clubs and Organizations

Across all locations:

  • 800+ student clubs and organizations
  • 100+ club and intramural sports played by 10,000+ students
  • 100+ fraternities and sororities
  • 20+ music ensembles, bands, orchestras, and choirs
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Our Facilities

Across all locations:

  • 6,000+ acres across New Jersey
  • 700+ buildings
  • 18,000+ residence hall beds
  • 30+ dining halls, student center eateries, and food trucks
Livingston Dining Hall
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Birthplace of college football statue
Student and faculty interaction
Alumni parade
Students on the Newark campus
Students studying in the library
Doctor and patient
Student in a dorm room
Global learning
Bed Races
Livingston Dining Hall