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Rutgers University-Newark

Newark, New Jersey
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Overview
Public
6,680 Undergraduates
65% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Public
Region: Northeast
Size: Small
Doctoral
Rutgers University-Newark
249 University Avenue, Blumenthal Hall
Newark, New Jersey
7102
(973) 353-1766
www.newark.rutgers.edu/

Rutgers University-Newark is a public research university located in Newark, New Jersey, and one of the top 135 institutions of higher learning in the United States. It was founded by the New Jersey State Legislature in 1946, when they decided to make the University of Newark a part of the already-existing Rutgers University. The original Rutgers, which was founded in 1776 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, is the eighth oldest college in the nation. Today, Rutgers University-Newark sits on 38 acres of land in the University Heights neighborhood of Newark. Its motto is “Sol iustitiae et occidentem illustra” or “Sun of righteousness, shine upon the West also.” Notable alumni include writer Judith Viorst, Justice Virginia Long, Dean of the Rutgers School of Law Ronald Chen, Former Governor of New Jersey Richard J. Hughes, actor Ozzie Nelson, sports journalist Jerry Izenberg and Justice Jaynee LaVecchia. The school’s colors is scarlet, and the mascot and the teams are called the Scarlet Raiders. Its sports affiliations are NCAA Division III and New Jersey Athletic Conference. Varsity sports offered include men’s basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, baseball, volleyball and track and field, and women’s softball, tennis, soccer, basketball and cross country.

Location

Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey and the seat of Essex County. As one of the nation's major air, shipping, and rail hubs, the city had a population of 281,764 in 2016, making it the nation's 67th-most populous municipality, after being ranked 63rd in the nation in 2000.Settled in 1666 by Puritans from New Haven Colony, Newark is one of the oldest European cities in the United States. Its location at the mouth of the Passaic River has made the city's waterfront an integral part of the Port of New York and New Jersey. More from Wikipedia...

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restaurants score

Students
46%

Men

54%

Women

22

Average Age of Entering Students

923

New Transfer Students

Admissions
65%

Acceptance Rate

16%

Enrollment Yield

910-1100

SAT Range

13,085

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$10,771

Typical Cost

$30,026

Out-Of-State (published)

$14,085

In-State (published)

80%

Recieve Financial Aid

88%

Have Loans

$18,750

Median Debt

Academics
16.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

97

Doctorates Awareded

Accounting

Top Major

11

Faculty Awards

3

National Academy Members

43

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many on campus

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

New Jersey Athletic Conference

Track & Field Conference:

New Jersey Athletic Conference

Basketball Division:

3

Track Division:

3

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