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A Leading University

Rutgers–New Brunswick is the only public university in New Jersey that is a member of the Association of American Universities, whose 71 members are North America's leading research universities.

Public University in New Jersey
Top 20
Public University in the Nation
Top 100
World University
Big Ten University for Upward Social Mobility

A Preeminent National Research University

Rutgers–New Brunswick is where Rutgers was born in 1766 and today is a top 100 world university, a top 20 public national university, and the number one public university in New Jersey. Here you will find boundless academic choices; world-class research; outstanding students and faculty; five campuses, from bucolic to bustling city; and Big Ten, big-time Scarlet Knights sports.

Scholarship That Reaches Our Lives

From research that helps keep the nation safe to scholarship that amplifies historic truths in popular entertainment, Rutgers faculty bring the academic world into the real world.

“Historian Erica Dunbar, who played such an integral role in the production she was eventually promoted to co-executive producer, said you simply can’t do a show about New York without Black people.”Washington Post on Erica Dunbar, who ensures HBO's The Gilded Age brings to life authentic characters of color. Dunbar, the Charles and Mary Beard Distinguished Professor of History, also was a consultant and on-screen contributor to Ken Burns’ 2022 PBS documentary Benjamin Franklin.

One of the most ambitious editing undertakings by an American university, a team of editors/scholars has been turning an incomparable trove of Edison documents into a premier educational resource since 1978.

With such partners as MetLife Stadium and Rutgers Office of Emergency Management, CCICADA, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security University Center of Excellence, uses big data to protect soft targets and crowded places.

Key to medical and biological discovery, the Protein Data Bank is the world’s only open-access, 3D digital archive for proteins, DNA, and RNA—life’s basic molecules. PDB structures aided more than 70 percent of 54 anticancer drugs earning recent FDA approval.

“Two centuries after the death of Ludwig van Beethoven, musicians and computer scientists used artificial intelligence  to complete his 10th  symphony… We [CNN] talked to the computer scientist in charge of the process, Professor Ahmed Elgammal of Rutgers University, to find out how they trained the computer to write music as Beethoven might have.”—Fareed Zakaria, CNN, GPS: The Next Big Idea


Marine Field Station Works to Save Coastal Ecosystem

Located on a pristine East Coast estuary, the Rutgers University Marine Field Station has worked for 50 years to preserve the coastal ecosystem, sustain New Jersey's vulnerable sea life, and understand the far-reaching impact of climate change.

20+ Programs Ranked in the Nation’s Top 20

African American History • Agricultural Sciences • American Literature after 1865 • Art, Performing Arts, and Design • Arts and Humanities • Business–Supply Chain Logistics • Communication • Cultural History • Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics • Electrical and Electronic Engineering • English • Fine Arts–Painting and Drawing • Food Science and Technology • Library and Information Studies • Mathematics • Modern U.S. History • Oceanography • Philosophy • Social Work • Urban Planning • Women’s History

Rutgers University Dance Marathon: $10 Million Raised

The Rutgers University Dance Marathon—the state’s largest student-run philanthropic event—has raised $10 million since 1999 to meet the nonmedical needs of children and their families affected by cancer, sickle cell, and other diseases.

Dance Marathon 2022 Participants

Rutgers University Dance Marathon 2022

Big Ten Scarlet Knights Excel in 2021–2022

• 419 make the Academic All-Big Ten List, a Rutgers record high

• 9 top-25 ranked teams: baseball; field hockey; gymnastics; wrestling; rowing; men’s and women’s soccer and lacrosse

• Football earns invitation to Gator Bowl

• Men’s basketball defeats 5 ranked opponents and makes NCAA Tournament

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