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Founded as Queen's College in 1766, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is the eighth oldest institution of higher education in the US. The flagship campus at New Brunswick maintains much of its colonial roots and architecture while offering cutting edge programs to meet the global needs of the 21st century and beyond. With transit access to New York and Philadelphia, Rutgers provides a high value public education with nearly limitless professional opportunities.

Key Facts


  • #40 in National Universities according to US News & World Report 2024
  • #15 in Top Public Schools
  • #53 Undergraduate Engineering programs
  • #15 Undergraduate Supply Chain/ Logistics programs
  • #70 in Business programs

Year founded

  • 1766

School type

  • Public, Research University

Latest undergraduate enrollment

  • 36,152

Latest graduate enrollment

  • 14,652

Student-faculty ratio

  • 15:1

Freshman acceptance rate

  • 68%

Average SAT/ ACT for freshman entry

  • SAT between 1240 and 1470 / ACT 27-33

Average GPA for freshman entry

  • 3.73

International student population

  • 8.9%

Transfer GPA of Kings alumni

  • 3.0 – 4.0

Employment/ job placement rate

  • 86% employed or enrolled in graduate school within 6 months

Median starting salary of alumni

  • $63,824

Popular majors

  • Biological Sciences, Business/ Economics, Communications, Exercise Science/ Kinesiology, Psychology


  • $33,963
About the university

Different colleges/ schools within the university include College of Arts and Sciences, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Graduate School of Education, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers Business School–New Brunswick, School of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication and Information, School of Engineering, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, School of Graduate Studies, School of Management and Labor Relations, School of Social Work.

  • Rutgers is considered to be the birthplace of college football, and maintains its team today
  • Home to the second oldest student-run university newspaper in the US, The Daily Targum
  • Over 400 clubs and organizations on campus
  • Famous alumni include Louis Freeh, former director of the FBI; James Gandolfini, actor known for his role on TV series The Sopranos; David Stern, commissioner of the NBA
Kings alumni at Rutgers University–New Brunswick

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