Need-based financial aid and emergency assistance is supported by more than $14 million in donations, part of the broader Scarlet Promise Initiative.
Great Things to Know about Rutgers
Committed to Academic Excellence, Building Community, and the Common Good
We Make Great Things Happen
Explore the Great Things to Know about Rutgers and discover what makes Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, a distinctive and highly respected institution in the Garden State, the nation, and across the globe. Here you'll find facts, figures, videos, stories, and more that convey Rutgers' reach and impact. Along the way, you'll meet some of the standout Rutgers people in our beloved community who strive to improve the world in the ways that matter most.
Serving the World, New Jersey, and You
Rutgers is a top national research university and New Jersey’s preeminent public institution of higher education. An academic, health, and research powerhouse, Rutgers is a university of academic excellence and opportunity—a changemaker for the common good.
Committed to Access: A Great Educational Value
The typical first-year, in-state Rutgers student paid less than 50 percent of the published tuition rate during academic year 2020–2021, through a combination of substantial financial aid from the university, with qualifying state and federal aid programs. Here are some of our signature programs that provide access to life-changing education.
The program is a national model for educational access, providing academically promising students of modest means from five New Jersey towns with mentoring beginning in 7th grade. Successful participants who earn admission to Rutgers attend with full tuition through grants and scholarships.
Thirty-four percent of Rutgers undergraduates are first-generation college students. 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. Read what they had to say.
Recent Grads on Their Way
A sampling of where recent grads are beginning their professional lives or furthering their education.
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Overview of Rutgers Scarlet Service
Rutgers is deeply-rooted in a culture of research, innovation, and collaboration with endeavors that transform lives, improve communities, and advance the common good.
The Office of Climate Action works to achieve carbon neutrality at Rutgers by 2040. One way Rutgers is working toward that goal is through an expansion of solar power on the Rutgers campuses. The latest solar-power-generation canopies being installed in campus parking lots across Rutgers will generate 14.5 megawatts of power and help Rutgers reduce its output of planet-warming gases
Libraries, centers, and collections are found at physical facilities across the Rutgers campuses, with vast print and digital resources and a wide variety of services. The libraries participate in multiple sharing networks such as the EZBorrow interlibrary loan service and the Big Ten Academic Alliance.
The Rutgers University Libraries International Youth Literature Collection is among the few collections of its kind in the nation. The collection is an invaluable resource for students in Rutgers’ top graduate programs in school library media and library services for children and youth—ranked second and third, respectively, by U.S. News & World Report.
Home to the largest, most comprehensive collection of New Jersey materials in the state, Special Collections and University Archives is a rich resource for research on both New Jersey and Rutgers history. The collections include rare books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, prints, genealogical resources, newspapers, ephemera, and much more.