Established in 1766 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 66,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.


First-year undergraduate seminars with leading scholars. International executive M.B.A. programs in Beijing and Shanghai. Groundbreaking health science research that improves the way we live.

Whatever subject we explore, in areas as diverse as philosophy and public policy, our academic excellence is built on a core foundation in the arts and sciences.

At Rutgers, 31 schools and colleges serve students seeking an undergraduate education, professional studies, and graduate degrees, providing personalized courses of study within the breadth of offerings of a major research university.


Rutgers’ $677 million in annual research and development expenditures places us among the nation’s top 30 universities. Federally funded R&D at Rutgers exceeds federal R&D funding at all other New Jersey colleges and universities combined.

In clinics and centers, in labs and libraries, in the field and across the globe, our faculty and students create knowledge, advance economic progress, improve lives, and enrich our humanity.

  • Research at Rutgers University–New BrunswickResearch at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
  • Clinical Research Organization
  • Research at Rutgers University–Newark
  • Research at Rutgers University–Camden
  • Faculty and Staff Experts
  • Research Centers
  • Cancer Institute of New Jersey Research

PhD Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Law (1)


Student services

  • University Career Services
  • Health Services
  • Dining Services
  • Community Services
  • Disability Services
  • Computing Services

Housing services

With its five residential campuses, Rutgers University–New Brunswick offers students a variety of housing options. Each campus offers a distinct living experience, with choices ranging from large, lively residence halls to small, intimate houses. Wherever you decide to live, you’ll be a short walk or bus ride from classes, dining halls, cafés, libraries, and recreation facilities.

Library services

The Rutgers University Libraries provide the resources and services necessary to support the mission of the university in instruction, research, and public service through 26 libraries, centers, and reading rooms located in New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden.

Student Life

Campus life

  • A comprehensive intellectual resource, Rutgers University–New Brunswick is Rutgers’ flagship as designated by the Association of American Universities. Visit Rutgers University–New Brunswick.
  • The health care division academically aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) engages in academic, research, and patient activities across the state.
  • Located in New Jersey's largest city, Rutgers University–Newark is the premier higher education institution in northern New Jersey.
  • Situated just across the Delaware from historic Philadelphia, Rutgers University–Camden is the leading higher education institution in southern New Jersey.

Sports facilities

Come play. Whether you choose to join Rutgers teams that square off against other schools, compete in intramural leagues, or just enjoy recreational sports, impressive feats, fair play, camaraderie, good fun, and good memories await.

  • Playing for Rutgers

From football to softball, wrestling to lacrosse, nearly 1,000 Rutgers men and women actively participate in the university’s sports programs.

Student clubs

Long before the advent of varsity athletics, Rutgers students were privately challenging students from other schools to meet for a little friendly competition. Today, these student-run sports clubs, still a vibrant part of Rutgers life, may be instructional, competitive, or both. Competitive clubs play against other schools and leagues across the country.


Rutgers University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).Rutgers is also a member of the Association of American Universities, an organization comprised of the 62 top leading research institutions in North America that have been cited for the quality and scope of their faculties, facilities, and student bodies.

New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

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