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Study at Rutgers University Newark

Rutgers-Newark, the Newark campus of Rutgers University, was founded in 1935 as the University of Newark. It later merged with Rutgers in 1946, by an act of the New Jersey legislature, to become Rutgers-Newark. The University, which sits on 35 acres, offers a variety of degrees to its students and has the following academic divisions:

  • College of Nursing
  • Graduate School–Newark
  • Newark College of Arts and Sciences
  • Rutgers Business School-Newark
  • Rutgers School of Law-Newark
  • School of Criminal Justice
  • School of Public Affairs and Administration
  • University College-Newark
The official mascot of Rutgers-Newark is the Scarlet Raider and the sports teams are known as the Rutgers Scarlet Raiders. The college has more than 8 sports teams.

Profile of Rutgers University Newark

Rutgers Newark is in Newark, NJ. Newark is a large city. The school is a public institution. Rutgers Newark issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Fields of study in vogue at the school include law and business and management.

Rutgers Newark Selectivity

Not all applicants to Rutgers Newark are accepted. Just 49% of applicants in 2007 were accepted at the school. The top quarter of students at Rutgers Newark scored at least 560 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 500 to 600 in 2007.


The most successful professors at the school are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time. The Rutgers Newark teaching staff is well compensated compared to other schools.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 10, 553 students study at the school . Rutgers Newark is particularly welcoming to minority students.

Student Life

Students participate in New Jersey Athletic Conference athletics.

Rutgers Newark Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management1, 037business management, accounting, finance, marketing
Liberal Arts309English, political science, economics, history, international relations, sociology, Spanish language, anthropology, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine158registered nursing, nursing science
Security and Law Enforcement155criminal justice and safety
Science149biology, chemistry, geology, zoology
Family and Social Work117public administration, social work
Therapy and Counselling109psychology
Computer Science and Engineering39computer and info science, information science
Medicine24public health, neuroscience
Drama and Performing Arts15drama
Art Studies14art studies
Mathematics14mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematics and statistics
Music10jazz, music
Conservation and Resource Management6environmental science
Medical Support and Technology6clinical lab tech
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy
Architecture and Planning2urban planning

Contact: Rutgers Newark

Rutgers University Newark

249 University Avenue Blumenthal Hall

Newark, NJ 07102

General Phone: (973) 353-1766


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