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 Access and Academic Excellence, a Beloved 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.
A Beloved Community Learning Together
Rutgers students come from 120+ countries, all 50 states, and all 21 New Jersey counties.
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 first-year Rutgers students are first-generation college undergraduates. 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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A Research Juggernaut
Rutgers is deeply-rooted in a culture of research, innovation, and collaboration with endeavors that transform lives, improve communities, and advance the common good.