Discover What's Great at Rutgers–Newark

An Anchor Institution in New Jersey’s Largest City

Rutgers–Newark is a leading urban research university, internationally and nationally recognized for its scholarship in action and for its ability to propel economic prosperity and social mobility for each new generation. The university takes pride in being “In Newark, of Newark”—an anchor institution in the heart of New Jersey’s largest city, which is just minutes from midtown Manhattan.

A University of Opportunity

Top programs and a commitment to great futures

Top 10
Upward Social Mobility
#7
Criminology Graduate Program
Top 10
Diversity
#7
Public Affairs Graduate Program

Honors Living-Learning Community

Called "an honors college that honors grit" by The New York Times, the HLLC redefines what an honors college can be. Working together as a community of scholars, HLLC students strive to achieve academic excellence, help their peers flourish, and work to better society and advance the common good.

Leading Faculty Recognized for Excellence

Pulitzer Prize in Criticism: Salamishah Tillet

Honored for her “learned and stylish writing about Black stories in art and popular culture—work that successfully bridges academic and nonacademic discourse,” Salamishah Tillet is a New York Times contributing critic at large; Henry Rutgers Professor of African American Studies and Creative Writing; and executive director of Express Newark, the Rutgers–Newark supported academic and community center for socially engaged art and design.

Salamishah Tillet is the 2022 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism for her writing appearing in The New York Times.

2022 National Book Award for Poetry: John Keene

Poems that “emanate a radiant kindness.” The Nation, reviewing poet, MacArthur fellow, and Distinguished Professor John Keene’s Punks, winner of the 2022 National Book Award for Poetry and 2022 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry

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National Expert on Race, Place, and Inequality: David Troutt

A Distinguished Professor of Law and founding director of the Center on Law, Inequality and Metropolitan Equity (CLiME), David Troutt's housing scarcity and affordability index is behind Newark’s Equitable Growth Advisory Commission. CLiME is a non-partisan research resource for students and the public interested in the growing challenges of municipalities and families trying to sustain middle-class outcomes amid growing fiscal constraints and rapid demographic change. The center's efforts promote more equitable approaches to public law and policy.

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Salamishah Tillet is the 2022 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism for her writing appearing in The New York Times.
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A headshot of David Troutt

Scarlet Raiders Men's Basketball Crowned 2022 ECAC Champs

In 2022, the men’s basketball team captured the Division III Eastern College Athletic Conference championship for the first time since 1996. See highlights from basketball and other Scarlet Raiders teams.

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