Access to a Great Education

First-Generation Students

Thirty-four percent of first-year Rutgers students are first-generation college undergraduates. In honor of National First-Generation College Celebration Day, Rutgers asked students to share their stories about what it means to be the first in their families to go to college. Here is what they had to say.

Group of students at Commencement

Best for Vets

Military Times ranks Rutgers 13th in the nation for student veterans services, a recognition of Rutgers' dedication to serving the academic needs, well-being, and professional development of military-affiliated students. Watch U.S. Army veteran Maddison Van Der Mark discuss a paid Rutgers Summer Service Internship teaching youngsters Olympic-style boxing skills. The experience gave her a sense of purpose while she helped young people to develop confidence and to envision a future that could include college for themselves.

Van Der Mark 50-50

RSSI: Maddison Van Der Mark