Rutgers students

Admissions and Tuition

Rutgers welcomes a student body that reflects the diversity of the world around us. People of all backgrounds with varying interests and goals meet here to explore a rigorous academic curriculum and expand their horizons. Some students come to Rutgers planning to change the world, and others seek to find their place in it. No matter what path you’re on, a Rutgers degree opens doors and lays the foundation for success.

The Value of a Rutgers Degree

Rutgers graduates report starting salaries that match or exceed the national average for college graduates. The earning potential of a Rutgers degree is as great as one from much higher cost options, without the burden of significant debt after graduation. Additionally, a degree from Rutgers is paired with a lifelong connection to one of the largest worldwide alumni networks. Our alumni include entrepreneurs and leaders at top companies and national nonprofits.

Alumni network
Of first-year students received financial aid

2022-2023 data

Median starting salary, Class of 2021

Rutgers University–New Brunswick and RBHS graduates

Of survey respondents employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation 

Rutgers–New Brunswick and RBHS, Class of 2021

Key Due Dates

So, you've decided to apply. Be sure to meet these due dates for undergraduate applications:

November 1:  Early Action (Fall Semester)
December 1:  Regular Decision (Fall Semester)
March 15*:  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
February 1:  Transfer (Fall Semester)
October 1:  First-Year and Transfer (Spring Semester)

*The FAFSA for the 2024-2025 academic year will be available in December, and the Rutgers priority filing deadline is March 15, 2024. The FAFSA process is being updated as a result of the FAFSA Simplification Act.

Students walking on the Livingston campus

Tuition and Financial Aid

Rutgers makes a world-class education accessible and affordable. As The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers strives to keep quality education within reach. To help eligible students afford a Rutgers education, the university offers scholarships, grants, student employment, information about loans, and tuition payment plans.

  • 75% of students received financial aid, 2022-2023
  • $99M+ financial aid awarded to first-year students, 2022-2023
  • $90M+ in federal Pell Grants to more than 17,700 students, 2020–2021
  • 9,000 students received nearly $30 million in financial aid and emergency assistance through Scarlet Promise Grants
Rutgers students


Continuing and admitted students who submit the FAFSA are automatically considered for a wide range of scholarships awarded by the Rutgers Office of Financial Aid. First-year student awards are awarded independently by the New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden locations of Rutgers University. Awards may differ by school and university.

Graduate fellow Teemer Barry works on his laptop in the RU Center for Ocean Observing Leadership Operations Center. 

Additional Resources

Rutgers schools and colleges provide continuing education programs, online degrees, and more to serve prospective and current students seeking educational options that match their lifestyle.


Continuing studies
Students walking on the Livingston campus
Rutgers students
Graduate fellow Teemer Barry works on his laptop in the RU Center for Ocean Observing Leadership Operations Center. 
Continuing studies