Think of Rutgers University–New Brunswick, with about 43,000 students, as something like a lively and vibrant city. And just as the best small cities have a fun mix of neighborhoods, each with its own identity, so do the five smaller residential campuses of Rutgers University. At each campus, you’ll find everything you need—student centers, dining options, residence halls, computer labs, classrooms, libraries, student lounges, and lots more.
One Community, Five Campuses
A hub of innovation, science, and medicine, Busch is where you’ll find the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the School of Engineering, the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, and other high-tech and health schools and research centers. It's where you hear roaring football crowds at HighPoint.com Stadium and enjoy the Werblin Recreation Center's Olympic-size pool. It is also home to the Visitor Center, a starting point for campus tours.
Historical and architectural milestones dating back to the American Revolution punctuate College Avenue, the heart of Rutgers. Among our schools based here are the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Communication and Information. An Honors College houses 500 top students. Downtown New Brunswick, with its shops and eateries, hosts the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Mason Gross School of the Arts, and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
Home to the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and the Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health, the G.H. Cook residential campus is a bucolic setting for quiet contemplation and innovative research, with high-tech labs, a working organic farm, open green spaces, and athletic fields. A pastoral pond (known as Passion Puddle) is shared with Douglass.
With its Georgian Colonial architecture and sprawling lawns, Douglass is where you’ll find Douglass Residential College, the university’s women’s residential college. It’s also home to the Eagleton Institute of Politics and to the social and intellectual ferment of the Global Village, a group of living-learning communities, such as the East Asian House and the Human Rights House.
The spectacular Rutgers Business School building marks the entrance to Livingston, which also boasts a first-run movie theater and new dining commons and residence halls. Livingston is home to one of the nation’s largest campus solar arrays as well as the Louis Brown Athletic Center (the “RAC”), where Rutgers cheers its basketball teams.
A Leader in Health Sciences
Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is a powerhouse academic health division formed as a result of the 2012 New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act.
While many units are situated at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, others are found in Newark and at additional locations throughout the state.