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Rutgers University–New Brunswick

Our Flagship Location

As a member of the Association of American Universities and the Big Ten Academic Alliance, Rutgers University–New Brunswick conducts life-changing research and offers premier education in a diverse community. Students choose Rutgers–New Brunswick for its educational excellence and vast opportunities to learn how to lead a life and prepare for a career of meaning and consequence.

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Discover Rutgers University–New Brunswick

In the Heart of New Jersey

Rutgers–New Brunswick is perfectly situated in central New Jersey, near the major urban centers of New York City and Philadelphia and the iconic Jersey Shore. Rutgers’ flagship location is home to five campuses across New Brunswick and Piscataway that offer everything from a pulsing, bustling environment to a tree-lined, classically collegiate campus feel. 

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The Scarlet Guarantee

The Scarlet Guarantee is a signature Rutgers–New Brunswick program designed to make college more accessible and affordable, offering a "last dollar" financial aid award that covers the cost of in-state tuition and mandatory fees.

One Community, Five Campuses

The distinct identity of Rutgers–New Brunswick is created by the eclectic atmosphere across five campus centers. The Raritan River divides the large campus that spans New Brunswick and Piscataway, New Jersey. A free intercampus bus service keeps the Rutgers community connected between locations. Students enjoy the mix of eateries, housing, and study and academic spaces at all of the five campus locations: Busch, College Avenue, Douglass, George H. Cook, and Livingston.

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Choosing Rutgers–New Brunswick

Whether you attend as an undergraduate or graduate student, Rutgers–New Brunswick provides students with many pathways to success.  

Rutgers–New Brunswick keeps costs low and provides financial aid for approximately three quarters of undergraduate students.

Exceptional students experience a living-learning community where curiosity, knowledge, diversity, and collaboration intentionally intersect.

Take a virtual tour of campus and downtown New Brunswick. Explore the most popular hangouts. Visit classrooms and lecture halls. Get a glimpse of Rutgers traditions – right from home.

Explore the paths to an undergraduate degree and all the possibilities that come from it. Whether you know your major already or you're still deciding, you'll find your path at Rutgers.

Undergraduate students interested in enrolling at Rutgers should visit the admissions site for details on the application process.

See Rutgers up close by taking one (or several) of our fun and informative campus and/or school tours.

Rutgers' graduate and professional programs offer the opportunity to study with well-known faculty and industry leaders, access to state-of-the-art research facilities, and more.

Student Life

There is so much happening across campus every day, that it becomes a question of “What do I have time to do?” versus “What is there to do?” 

Getting involved in extra- and co-curricular activities is a great way to meet people and feel a greater sense of connection to the Rutgers community. At a place like Rutgers, getting involved is a way to make a big place feel a lot smaller. It's a good thing there are more than 500 social, academic, service, or athletic clubs to get involved with.

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Recreation and Wellness

Whether it’s hitting the gym, taking to the court, getting fit, or being part of a team, students at Rutgers–New Brunswick will find plenty of recreational opportunities. Student have access to comprehensive clinical care including medical and mental health counseling services.

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Housing and Dining

One of the largest student housing operations in the U.S., more than 16,000 residents live, study, and relax in the traditional dorms, suites, and apartments spread throughout dozens of on-campus residential options across New Brunswick and Piscataway.

Are you hungry? Rutgers–New Brunswick students have a smorgasbord of edible options. From quick bites and dining hall classics to takeout and Twitter-trackable food trucks, you’re never far from your next meal on campus. 

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Home of the Scarlet Knights, Rutgers–New Brunswick is part of the Big Ten athletic conference and competes at the NCAA Division I level for men’s and women’s sports.

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