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Rutgers University, Newark

New Jersey, United States

Est. 1766

Ranked among top 100 universities in US

About Rutgers University, Newark

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, adorably called as Rutgers or Rutgers University, is a public research university located in the small city of Newark in New Jersey. Founded in 1766, Rutgers is one of the high ranking universities in the States which mean you need a mind blowing profile to get in. Earlier know as the Newark School of Engineering, the institution is very famous for its Electrical and Computer Engineering program especially Wireless. It’s a dream college for an above average profile and generally students having achievements through their undergraduate course make it to this college.

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Well, probably by now you must have figured it out, the location of the college. Yes, it’s located in Newark, one of the largest cities in the state of New Jersey. The striking feature of this location is that it’s situated centrally from the happening cities of USA - Boston, New York City, Baltimore, Washington DC and Philadelphia - thus giving Rutgers a big thumbs up. New Jersey is the third wealthiest state in US of A, all thanks to its location and New York primarily.


The campus at Rutgers is spread over a massive 2,700 acres and you really wonder what they’ve in this huge size? Apart from the hundreds of buildings, some of which need to go under construction while some are way to modern, there are more than 10 main libraries encompassing around millions of volumes of various courses. Multiple student study centre, many recreational centers, followed by cafeterias, completes the infrastructure of Rutgers.

Residing Options

While there are many dorms within the campus charging you roughly around $7,000, most of the students prefer to stay off campus for obvious reasons. One thing is for sure, when you’re at New Jersey, living expenses are going to be really heavy on your daddy’s pocket. Easton Avenue and Hamilton Avenue are the popular and the hot favourite places where you see Rutger-ites residing. The rental charges starts roughly from $800 to $2,000 depending upon the size of the room and the number of roommates.


Summers are particularly hot and humid, while winters are bearably cold. Since Atlantic ocean is adjacent to the city of Newark, generally the winters are warmer as compared to the other cities lying on the same belt. Rarely do you see snowfall during Christmas time. All in all, winters are easy to bear, hence Indian students love it more.

Faculty and pedagogy

As Rutgers is associated with the Association of American Universities, the professors here are just class apart. Almost all of them are busy with their own research and enjoy it to the core. From Phds' to Nobel laureates and some other crazy degrees, the lecturers at Rutgers are something to look for. They’re friendly, helpful (obviously, if you approach them) and amicable, though opinions will differ on this statement as barely few of them are arrogant and stubborn.

Financial aid

C’mon! We’re talking about one of the top 10 universities in America. It’s the most ambitious public university in the States; hence you need a breath taking profile to get some F-aid. Research and Teaching Assistantships are easy to get provided you’ve all your academics, project work submitted time to time.

Jobs and placements

The strategic location and the class of students that come to this university, has put the college in an excellent league even from the placements point of view. Accenture, IBM, Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch, Deloitte and several other big names and MNC’s come to this university for recruitment. Yes, you are paid handsomely by these companies starting from anything around $50,000 going up to hundred thousand dollars.


  • Peter C. Schultz - Co-inventor of fiber optics
  • Charles Molnar - Inventor of the Personal Computer
  • Harvey Schwartz - CFO of Goldman Sachs


If you’re told to summarize the Rutgers in a word, don’t forget to call it IDEAL. Excellent location, state funded university, big companies popping during placements, less fees and the kind of students that are admitted to this university gives it a double THUMBS UP! One of the ambitious colleges on a way above average profile.

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