Colleges Rutgers University
Rutgers University–New Brunswick is the flagship home of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. We are a leading national research university committed to excellence in teaching, innovative research across a broad spectrum of subjects, and service that improves our local, national, and global communities.
A member of the Association of American Universities and the Big Ten Conference, Rutgers is one of America’s nine original colonial colleges and one of America’s first land-grant institutions. Charming tree-lined campuses and state-of-the-art research and academic facilities host a convergence of world-class programs in disciplines as disparate as philosophy and oncology, physics and theater, urban planning and oceanography. Rutgers–New Brunswick straddles the Raritan River and offers convenient access to New York City (38 mi., 61 km) and Philadelphia (65 mi., 105 km) and the beautiful beaches of the Jersey Shore.
Faculty who are leaders in their fields, top research centers and institutes, study abroad options in more than 50 countries, student chapters of professional organizations, honors programs, academic support and advising, internships, co-ops, fellowships, and a vast diversity of people and ideas: these resources are your resources, and they will give you a solid academic foundation for the future.
Aresty-Byrne Seminars. The Byrne Seminar Program and the Aresty Research Center have joined forces to create specialized Aresty-Byrne Seminars. These seminars are a one-credit course, limited to 20 students. Aresty-Byrne Seminars will help participating students gain awareness of the nature of scientific research and confidence in the skills and activities it entails and accrues the personal and professional benefits that participation in authentic research has been shown to provide.
Writers House. Writers House is an undergraduate learning community at our New Brunswick campus that provides a gateway to the experience of creativity and serves as a laboratory for developing expression in all the media of the twenty-first century. At Writers House, students can work on poetry, fiction, drama, creative nonfiction, autobiography, grant-writing, nature writing, and screenwriting. They can also collaborate on documentary film-making, multimedia composition, and web design. The goal of Writers House is to give students direct access to writing’s constructive and life-changing powers for personal and social good.
School Mission & Unique Qualities
We are a recognized national leader. Rutgers University–New Brunswick is a member of the Association of American Universities, a highly selective organization comprising the 62 top research universities in North America. We are a place of history and tradition founded in 1766; Rutgers is the eighth oldest college in the nation. It is also the birthplace of college football. We have a renowned faculty. The Rutgers faculty includes winners of the National Medals of Science and Technology, MacArthur “Genius” Fellowships, Guggenheim Fellowships, and Fulbright Scholarships.
“Despite it being a really large state school you can still find ways of making interesting and meaningful connections with the students and faculty. In just a few months I was able to find my niche at my dorm complex, as well as the different clubs that I attended.”