Rutgers University at New Brunswick

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

New Brunswick, NJ

$12,230

Avg in-state tuition

$29,012

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Rutgers University at New Brunswick

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Based in New Brunswick, NJ, Rutgers University–New Brunswick is a large public school with an annual enrollment of roughly 50,000 students. Originally founded in 1766, Rutgers is the 8th oldest college in the United States. Rutgers welcomes a high number of applicants, with an acceptance rate of 61%. The public research university also boasts 16 libraries and more than 180 research centers and institutes. Learners can choose from over 800 student organizations. Rutgers University offers more than 100 undergraduate programs and over 250 graduate programs, including nine online options. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $15,507 and $32,189 for out-of-state students.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

61% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

Students remain enrolled in this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This typically means students are happy with their school selection and wish to continue their education there.

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93% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

Students graduate from this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This is typically an indication of a school's quality and means most students finish their degree in a timely manner.

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84% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Considered (not required)

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

While test scores can be an important aspect of college applications, schools determine admission based on several factors, and these test scores are only a suggested range.

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ACT 25th-75th Percentile 25-32

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1210-1430

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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50k

Students enrolled

24%

Online student enrollment

16:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

37%

Asian

25%

Hispanic

12%

Non-U.S. Citizen

12%

Black

7%

Two or more races

3%

Unknown

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

53%

Socio-economic diversity

28% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

33

Total Online Enrollment

11,925

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

91% On-campus

9% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Check Bold 10% online

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 8% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 5% online

Master's Check Bold 15% online

Doctorate Check Bold 3% online

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $12,230 $29,012
Graduate $17,736 $30,144

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,350
On-campus room and board $13,075
On-campus other expenses $3,625
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $16,434
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $6,041
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $6,041

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $30,280 $47,062
Off-campus without family $36,055 $52,837
Off-campus with family $19,621 $36,403

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

28%

State Grant Aid

26%

Institution Grant Aid

40%

Pell Grant

28%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,666
State Grant Aid $8,422
Institution Grant Aid $8,206
Pell Grant Aid $5,035

Financial Outlook

$22k

Average student debt after graduation

$48k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.