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Rutgers University-New Brunswick Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,447 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 2 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

51% Women
49% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Big Ten Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $482,054)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $170,119)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 76 78 - -
Baseball 34 - Yes -
Basketball 17 22 Yes Yes
Field Hockey - 22 Yes -
Football 114 - - -
Golf 7 8 Yes -
Gymnastics - 26 - -
Lacrosse 47 29 Yes -
Rowing - 64 Yes -
Soccer 23 31 Yes Yes
Softball - 20 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving - 23 Yes -
Tennis - 8 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 14 Yes Yes
Wrestling 31 - Yes -
Badminton - - Yes Yes
Bowling - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes Yes
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes -
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes Yes
Water Sports - - Yes -
Weight Lifting - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 20.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 8.2%
Hispanic 9.4%
Non-resident alien 5.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 3.6%
Two or more races 2.0%
White/non-Hispanic 50.5%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 5
Drug Law Violation 77
Liquor Law Violation 53
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 11
Property Crime 97
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Ariel from Somerset, NJ
  • 4
  • I commute, but I have visited friends in the two following dorms: Honors College on College Avenue and New Gibbons on Cook/Douglass. The Honors College is gorgeous. Amazing interior and…

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  • Joanna
  • 5
  • I'm one of the lucky freshmen that got placed into College Ave dorms, which is pretty rare since College Ave is the most sought after campus. Of course, Livingston, Busch,…

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  • Tyler from Chicago, IL
  • 4
  • The dorms are nice and very efficient. I remember my heat was broken and I called maintenance expecting them to show up within a few weeks but instead they were…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 0
  • Jessica from Elizabeth, NJ
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Food and Dining is amazing. They offer an amazing amount of different selections. You can never get bored of their food.

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  • 4
  • Paul from VA
  • I am a current student here

    Food at Rutgers among alum and current students is pretty notoriously all agreed that it's not the best. They have a very wide range of options both most if not all dietary restrictions for anyone. Knowing the right people and finding the right places to eat is the key to a lot of the enjoyment around campus.

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  • 4
  • Stephanie - East Brunswick, NJ
  • I am a current student here

    As a commuter always on the go, I’m always looking for something different to eat. One of the things I enjoyed the most during my first year at Rutgers is the many food options available across the campuses besides the dining halls. For all of you food lovers who might be worried about what to eat everyday, this will help give you a better idea of what’s available so you’re not stuck eating the same thing, so listen up!! On Livingston campus, to name a few there is Starbucks, Qdoba, and Henry’s Diner in the main area of the campus. If you have time to sit in and eat I recommend going to Henry’s, of everything I have ordered there I have yet to be disappointed. They have something for everyone with a wide variety of options including wraps, sandwiches, soups, burgers, breakfast, pastas, milkshakes and so much more. I believe you can also take out food if you don’t have time to dine in. Then in Livingston student center there is a Sbarro, a café, a convenience store, and a Dunkin Donuts which will certainly come in handy for all you coffee lovers out there like me. Douglas and Cook campus don’t have as many options as Livingston when it comes to food but in the Douglass student center there is a Dunkin Donuts as well which I often go to and a cafe where you can use your RU Express card if you have one. In the Food/Science building on cook campus there is a restaurant called Harvest IFNH which serves probably the healthiest food around if you like to be more conscious of what you eat. I personally haven’t been to the Cook student center but there are a couple food options there as well. On Busch campus there aren’t many restaurants around the area that I know of but Busch student center is huge with at least three different options for food if you don’t want to eat at the dining hall. The best for last is College Ave Campus with the most variety available. In the student center there is Wendy’s, Subway, Gerlanda’s Pizza Cafe, King Pita restaurant (which I recommend for great Mediterranean/ Middle Eastern food) and a Panera Bread right outside the building. Further down college avenue there is “The Yard” with even more food including Surf Taco, Krispy Pizza, Starbucks, and Jersey Mikes among others. There are also local restaurants like Playa Bowls, Diesel and Dukes, and RU Hungry, the options are endless. You can also eat at the Barnes and Noble cafe on this campus if you like to go there and study. Of all these food places I mentioned there are definitely others as well but these are the ones that I most frequently come across and hear about from others. The downside is that not all of these restaurants accept RU express or if they do there might be restrictions on the time you can purchase and dollar amount. So if you aren’t dorming on campus there is no need to purchase an RU express card if you don’t plan on eating at the dining halls and would like to eat at these restaurants instead. If you are the kind of person that likes to switch up what you eat definitely head to College Ave campus or Livingston campus and don’t be afraid to try something new!

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  • 3
  • The Scarlet Knight Cheerleader
  • I am a current student here

    Now food is a different story. Each campus has its own thing going on. Honestly, the best food is on Livingston and well everywhere else is mediocre.

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  • 3
  • Issa
  • I am a current student here

    Easton Ave is right off college avenue and holds a variety of different restaurants that are super cheap. Each campus has a variety of restaurants and different dining halls.

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  • 2
  • Scarlet Knight
  • I am a current student here

    The food could be better. I've heard that the Livingston dining hall is really good compared to the other ones. However, off-campus dining is great with a variety of international cuisines. Personally, I recommend Tacoria and Edo Fatcup.

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  • 5
  • Dustin from Sewell, NJ
  • I am a past student here

    There are four separate dining halls as well as many other places that meal swipes are accepted. These places are great to eat at.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Paul from VA
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is very prominent around Rutgers, mainly only on College Ave campus, but still on others as well. There are constantly activities and fundraisers going on by a fraternity or sorority somewhere and they are always willing to have new brothers/sisters join.

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  • 0
  • Nitish Mirchandani
  • I am a current student here

    There are a lot of fraternities and sororities. If you want to rush, speak to their representatives at the club/activity fair during the second week of classes. I am not a member of a fraternity myself but there are many students that are and they seem to be enjoying themselves.

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  • 0
  • Ariel from Somerset, NJ
  • I am a current student here

    Not really sure! I know a couple girls who want to be in a sorority and it looks fun. Frats are cool, but some have rude guys. Be careful of going to parties at Frats! They may call you ugly behind your back or right to your face. They are disgusting people. They are just as ugly as they think you are, so its honestly not worth your time to go. But if you are into greek life, go for it!

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  • 0
  • Victoria Cassagnol
  • I am a current student here

    I personally am not involved in greek life but it s something that is very prominent and popular on campus. I am planning on joining in the spring.

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  • 0
  • Annie from South Jersey
  • I am a current student here

    I am not in greek life and I dont know if I would ever rush, but it is definitely out there. RU have different ones from professional to cultural to social ones.RU have been receiving some bad rep on its greek life but don't let it stop you from joining if it is what youre interested in. Good luck to everyone who are rushing and pledging.

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  • 0
  • Tyler from Chicago, IL
  • I am a current student here

    There are many fraternities and sororities at Rutgers. They host many parties on campus. They also perform community service projects on campus.

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