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Rutgers University Newark

Newark, New Jersey

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Student Population
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Location Newark, New Jersey
Online rutgers.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large City
Rutgers University Newark overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Newark, New Jersey, Rutgers University Newark is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 13,732 prospective students applied, and 9,873 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,402 enrolled in the school.  9,591 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,860 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $12,230 plus fees of $2,596. Rutgers University-Newark is ranked 271 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Rutgers University-Newark is rated within the top 35% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1020/1200
ACT 19/25
GPA 3.23
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Apr 15, 2022
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $70

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Annual Cost to Attend

New Jersey Resident Tuition
In State Costs for Rutgers University Newark
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,350
Other Fees$2,596
Room and Board $13,929
Budget for Other Expenses$3,625
Total One Year Cost$33,730
Out of State Resident Tuition
Out of State Costs for Rutgers University Newark
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,350
Other Fees$2,596
Room and Board $13,929
Budget for Other Expenses$3,625
Total One Year Cost$50,512

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$66,200 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
68% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Rutgers University Newark students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 36%
Health Professions 11%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 11%
Psychology 10%
Social Sciences 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=186399 IPEDS survey data for Rutgers University Newark.

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