Kirkpatrick windowA Historic University Chartered in 1766, Rutgers is the eighth-oldest college in the nation. Our charter was granted by King George III of England and signed by William Franklin, the last Royal Governor of New Jersey and son of Benjamin Franklin.


Haskin Shellfish ResearchDevoted to Serving New Jersey Rutgers is proud to be The State University of New Jersey, the Garden State's premier, comprehensive public research university, with educational and outreach programs that reach residents in all 21 New Jersey counties.


A Singular University The only university in the United States that is a colonial college, a land-grant institution, and a leading national public research university, Rutgers has a 250-plus-year history of tackling new challenges and meeting the needs of each rising generation.

Patient careA Leader in Academic Health Care Rutgers and its partners form one of the nation's largest academic health care systems, and the largest in New Jersey.

Known Worldwide Rutgers perennially appears in the most respected annual listings of the world's top universities.

A Recognized National Leader Rutgers University–New Brunswick is a member of the Association of American Universities, a highly selective organization comprising only 62 top research universities in North America.

CommencementAn Exceptional Education at an Affordable Price Our students receive an outstanding education that prepares them for a future of leadership and success and is also a great value. Money magazine includes us in its list of the "25 Best Public Colleges for Big Paychecks."

A Renowned Faculty The Rutgers faculty includes members of the National Academies and winners of the National Medals of Science and Technology, MacArthur “Genius” Fellowships, Pulitzer Prizes, Guggenheim Fellowships, Simons Fellowships, Fulbright Scholarships, and NSF CAREER Awards. These thinkers and creators innovate in every field of human endeavor, addressing real-world needs and contributing to new thought while they prepare and inspire their students—the next generation of leaders.

Big TenA Big Ten University Rutgers is a member of the Big Ten athletic conference and Rutgers University–New Brunswick is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, a consortium of 14 world-class research universities. The alliance is “the nation’s preeminent model for effective collaboration among research universities.” Members share resources and expertise and provide learning and research opportunities for students and faculty.

Economic Impact

Rutgers Grows the Garden State CoverThis report reveals how Rutgers supports jobs, fuels economic activity in New Jersey, and produces results that make life better in the Garden State.

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Rutgers delivers great things for the world, for New Jersey, and for you. Learn more in Great Things to Know about Rutgers—an at-a-glance look at our remarkable university.

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