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Rutgers University-New Brunswick

New Jersey, United States

Est. 1766

Ranked among top 100 universities in US

About Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick is a public institution that was founded in 1766. Covering an area of 2688 acres, the New Brunswick Campus (or Rutgers–New Brunswick) is the largest campus of Rutgers. It is the site of the original Rutgers College. It further comprises 5 smaller campuses and a few buildings in downtown New Brunswick. Among its many graduate offerings, Rutgers has a highly ranked Graduate School of Education. It ranks #103 according to U.S. News' 'Best Global Universities Ranking' list.

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Crime Probably the worst aspect of this city, as there is a large poor population. Downtown is not a safe place for anyone to walk alone after 10 pm. “Don't ever leave your bikes unlocked and get those heavy duty locks to be on the safe side.” the students say.

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Cost of Living Rent in New Brunswick is expensive. Depending whether you want to live with others or by yourself, the price can vary dramatically. The large range is due to the stark differences between the quality and area of the apartment complex.


The weather here is just like any other Northeast city: cold winters (sometimes feels like it never ends) and hot/humid summers. However, spring and fall are usually very mild and allows you to experience nature's annual change of seasons. It's the best when winter is over and you notice a city-wide change in people's happiness level.

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At Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey--New Brunswick, 55.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,431.


Peter C. Schultz (B.S. 1967), co-inventor of fiber optics and computer pioneer Nathan M. Newmark are 2 famous alumni of Rutgers State University- New Brunswick.

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