Rutgers Newark is one of the three regional campuses of Rutgers University located in the city of Newark. Established in 1766 in New Burnswick, Rutgers is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States of America and is a member of Association of American Universities. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education classifies the Rutgers–Newark campus as an institution with "high research activity."
The university comprises of various schoold and colleges: Newark College of Arts and Sciences; University College; the School of Criminal Justice; Rutgers School of Law—Newark; Rutgers Business School—Newark; the Graduate School-Newark; and the School of Public Affairs and Administration. The most popular majors at Rutgers University--Newark include: Accounting; Psychology; Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; Finance and Biology/Biological Sciences. The university follows a semester-based academic calendar.
The total student population at the university is more than 12,000 students of which over 8,000 are enrolled in the undergraduate programs. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 17:1and the acceptance rate is 62%.
To help eligible students afford a quality education, the university offers scholarships, grants, student employment, information about loans, and tuition payment plans. U.S. News & World Report "Best Colleges" has named Rutgers University's Newark campus, the most diverse national university in the United States since 1997. The university maintains a comprehensive safety program to promote a crime-free campus environment.
Notable Alumni: Roger Bart (Actor-Desperate Housewives, The Producers; Tony Award for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown), Just Blaze (Grammy Award-nominated hip-hop producer), Rich Edson (Washington correspondent, Fox News Channel), Gregory Pardlo (Camden, poet, recipient of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry)
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