Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey was founded in 1766 and is the eight oldest institution of higher learning in the U.S.  Rutgers University – New Brunswick is the flagship campus of Rutgers University as designated by the Association of American Universities (AAU).  

The New Brunswick campus is actually split into five smaller residential campuses: Busch Campus, College Avenue Campus, Douglass Campus, George H. Cook Campus, and Livingston Campus.  Each residential campus has its own student center and dining options.  There are more than 400 student clubs and organizations, including more than 80 fraternities and sororities.

Just a step outside your door and you're welcomed into a vibrant city with a thriving arts community and a happening downtown.  Rutgers-New Brunswick offers something for everyone including top-notch recreation facilities, art galleries, theatres, and coffeehouses, the roaring crowds at High Point Solutions Stadium, hiking trails, a golf course, and even a farm.

Quick Facts:

Location: New Brunswick, NJ, USA
City Population: 56,160
University Population: 41,500
Climate: New Jersey has a variable climate: cold winters with periodic snowfalls, hot summers, and some very pleasant periods in between.  The temperature frequently drops to between 15C and – 12C in the winter and rises to between 32C and 37C in the summer.
Nearest Airport: Newark Liberty International Airport


Why Rutgers?

  1. The university was ranked 48th in the United States and 96th worldwide in the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities
  2. It was at Rutgers that Selman Waksman discovered several antibiotics, including streptomycin—a versatile antibiotic that was to be the first applied to cure tuberculosis
  3. 38 miles to New York City, and located on the train line