In its “Best Bang for the Buck” category, Washington Monthly magazine considers Rutgers–Camden the sixth best school in the Northeast—and the only university in New Jersey to be named among its top 10.

Approximately 69,000 students, from every state in the nation and over 120 nations.

Rutgers is home to nearly 300 research centers and institutes, making it New Jersey’s most extensive and diversified network of research laboratories.


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Rutgers is the eighth-oldest college in the nation. is the eighth-oldest domain name in the world.


Top 25
One of the Best Public Universities in the Nation
U.S. News & World Report, Best Colleges, National Universities
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, Top U.S. Colleges
Forbes, Best Value Colleges
USA Today/College Factual, Best Colleges
• Shanghai Ranking, Academic Ranking of World Universities


piano playerArchiving the Essential
The Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers–Newark is the world’s largest and most comprehensive archive of jazz and jazz-related materials. For his film Jazz, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns mined the archive, calling it “one of the world’s treasures.”


Worldwide Collaboration
Center for Ocean Observing Leadership: providing a holistic view of the oceans.
Protein Data Bank: providing a free online worldwide library of molecules
Public Health Research Institute: fighting infectious disease
RUCDR Infinite Biologics: housing the largest university cell and DNA biorepository
Waksman Institute of Microbiology: advancing molecular genetics and biology
Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights: shining a light on genocide and promoting world peace


$677 Million
The money that Rutgers spent in research and development in FY2014, among the nation’s top 20 public universities.


Junot DiazPrized Possession
A sampling of Pulitzer Prize-winning alumni
Richard Aregood CCAS’65*
Junot Díaz RC’92* (left)
René Dubos GSNB’27*
Josh Friedman RC’64
Gregory Pardlo CCAS’99
Matt Rainey MGSA’88
Michael Shaara RC’51*


$637.9 Million
Rutgers research grants and sponsored programs
The Breakdown: Funding sources for fiscal year 2016
52.6% Federal Agencies
23.4% New Jersey State Agencies
17.8% Foundations and Others
6.2% Corporations



Seen & Quoted
“Male bonding”
—coined by Rutgers anthropologist Lionel Tiger in his 1969 best seller, Men in Groups.
“Think globally, act locally”—coined in 1972 by trailblazing environmentalist René Dubos GSNB’27* at the first United Nations Conference on the Human Environment.
“This is a helluva way to run a railroad”—Leonor Loree RC1877*, on the state of the Kansas City Southern Railroad in 1906, before he took over and revived it. Loree was president of the B&O Railroad.
“Broken windows theory”—in 1982 criminologist George Kelling and coauthor James Q. Wilson recommended responding to petty crime to maintain public order—an idea credited by some with reducing urban crime.
“Women’s rights are human rights”—pioneered by professor Charlotte Bunch. At the 1993 United Nations World Conference on Human Rights, her work led to UN recognition of violations of women; the formulation went viral at 1995’s Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing.

*A member of the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni