Rutgers is very good at what it does—after all, we've had nearly a quarter of a millennium to keep perfecting our role. We are rooted in the liberal arts tradition—our mathematics, Latin, and Greek programs are among the nation’s longest-running—and we are ever anticipating what’s next, which is why we teach courses such as “Biological Applications for Nanomaterials and Nanostructures” and “Elementary Malayalam” (a major language of India).
Our undergraduates go on to the best graduate and professional schools (including those at Rutgers!), land great first jobs, and hit the ground running as they make real contributions in their chosen fields—and to the world around them.
Rutgers Undergraduate Student Snapshot
- More than 36,000 students
- 34,020 full-time students
- 2,148 part-time students
- 50% of full-time students are men
- 50% of full-time students are women
- 31,103 in-state students
- 1,986 out-of-state students from 47 states
- Race/ethnicity of full-time students
African American 7.3%
Big University Choices, Supportive Environment
The 32,000-plus undergraduates at Rutgers University–New Brunswick have vast choices—just what you would expect of a leading public research university.
We’re big, but we’re also comprised of smaller schools and academic departments so learning becomes a personalized, supportive experience. If you need academic support, it’s always an office visit, email, Facebook message, or quick after-class discussion away.
Undergraduate Academics Basics
- Academic Departments and Programs
- Academic Support and Advising
- Majors: 100-plus and concentrations
- Schools and Colleges
- Career Services
- Catalogs and Courses
- Computing Labs
- Internships and Co-ops
- Register for Classes and More
- Research Centers and Institutes
- Study Abroad: More than 160 programs in more than 50 countries
- Undergraduate Academic Affairs
The Honors College
Built on a legacy of honors education at Rutgers, the Honors College redefines interdisciplinary education by inviting students from across the liberal arts and professional schools to live and work together to tackle global issues. Attracting the highest achievers from New Jersey, across the country and around the world, the Honors College is a community where intellectual curiosity, hands-on knowledge, diversity, collaboration, and giving back are central to its philosophy.
The School of Arts and Sciences
The School of Arts and Sciences is the largest academic unit at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, with the most students, the most faculty, the most academic departments, and the most academic programs.
In addition to a major and minor, all students enrolled in the School of Arts and Sciences take a core set of liberal arts distribution requirements. Students may also take signature courses that tackle broad intellectual topics and establish a common basis for intellectual exchange among students and faculty.
Academics-Plus: Maximize Your Learning Experience
Just for First-Year Students
Just for Adult and Nontraditional Students
Support and Enrichment: Honors Programs, Tutoring, Learning Centers, and More
Get Even Smarter: Research, Internships, Study Abroad, and More
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick, the schools of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) form the core of health sciences education at Rutgers. Six of the eight RBHS schools are located at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Among these are New Jersey’s most highly ranked medical school, oldest and most respected pharmacy school, and only school of public health. Faculty in these schools advance knowledge in their fields as they mentor students, helping them reach academic and professional goals. Undergraduates can pursue certificates or undergraduate degrees (some are offered online), participate in research experiences, and, in some cases, pursue a dual undergraduate degree and an advanced graduate or professional degree.
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences schools located at Rutgers University–New Brunswick:
A New Dimension to Learning
Rutgers is developing ways to use augmented reality (AR) to enhance learning. Using an AR app, students can hover a smart phone over an object and watch it spring to life in 3D or see a video begin playing on a page of a textbook.
Douglass Residential College
Open to all Rutgers University–New Brunswick women (whether they live on campus or commute), Douglass Residential College knows student engagement and empowerment are the keys to success. Key features include:
- residential environments where learning is part of each day
- courses open only to Douglass Residential College students
- advisers who help you customize your academic journey
- a core course taken by all Douglass women
University College Community
Serving Adults and Nontraditional Students
Adults, veterans, and other nontraditional students for whom the typical college experience is not feasible may choose to affiliate with the University College Community. This support unit helps students juggle work, family, and other personal responsibilities while pursuing an undergraduate degree.