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Rutgers University at New Brunswick

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

New Brunswick, NJ

$12,536

Avg in-state tuition

$29,737

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.

Rutgers University at New Brunswick is a large public university located on an urban campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 36,152, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 68%. The university offers 117 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 84%, and a student-faculty ratio of 15:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $12,536, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $29,737.

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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.

68% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 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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94% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

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 2015. 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.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

High school rank Considered (not required)

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Required

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Implied no

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

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 27-33

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1240-1470

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

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

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51k

Students enrolled

74%

Online student enrollment

15:1

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

36%

Asian

27%

Hispanic

13%

Non-U.S. Citizen

11%

Black

8%

Two or more races

4%

Unknown

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

54%

Socio-economic diversity

26% 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

28

Total Online Enrollment

37,641

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

93% On-campus

7% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Check Bold 10% online

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 4% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 5% online

Master's Check Bold 15% online

Doctorate Check Bold 2% online

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $12,536 $29,737
Graduate $18,180 $30,900

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,350
On-campus room and board $13,402
On-campus other expenses $3,574
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $16,870
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $6,641
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $6,641

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $30,862 $48,063
Off-campus without family $37,397 $54,598
Off-campus with family $20,527 $37,728

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

51%

State Grant Aid

25%

Institution Grant Aid

30%

Pell Grant

26%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,072
State Grant Aid $8,414
Institution Grant Aid $7,725
Pell Grant Aid $5,193

Financial Outlook

$22k

Average student debt after graduation

$48k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NCAA Division I-FBS

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • All Track Combined

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.