Fitness centers for a yoga class. Eateries to grab a smoothie or a wrap. Lectures from world-class thinkers. There are hundreds of student clubs, spacious venues for sporting events, and plenty of options for dining and housing. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful corner of campus to reflect or a jam-packed, cheering crowd to get the adrenaline going, you’ll find it here at Rutgers.
Campus Life Overview
Take advantage of Rutgers—it’s a big, diverse community. You may come here thinking you’re the only person who doesn’t know anyone, but you’re not. Everyone’s in the same boat, and there are clubs, sports, and activities for everyone. Get involved!
Rutgers–New Brunswick has facilities in the city of New Brunswick, the township of Piscataway, and several surrounding municipalities making it the largest of Rutgers’ major campuses. With more than 40,000 students, it offers everything from open greens and hiking trails to a downtown with boutiques, cafés, theaters, and restaurants. The Rutgers–New Brunswick community consists of five smaller campus communities, Busch, Cook, Douglass, Livingston, and College Avenue—the historical center of the university, which was founded as Queen’s College in 1766.
Rutgers–Newark is a cosmopolitan campus in a city with a burgeoning arts and entertainment scene. With 11,800 students, the campus is located in Newark’s bustling University Heights district, near a key Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences hub. New York City is just a short train ride away.
With 6,400 students, Rutgers–Camden is set on an intimate 40-acre campus, ensuring students a friendly, close-knit environment for everything from grabbing a sandwich at the café to gathering for study groups. The campus is just across the Delaware River from historic Philadelphia in the heart of a major metropolitan area.