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Rank: 65

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJnewbrunswick.rutgers.edu/
Established in 1766, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. Rutgers University-New Brunswick is the school's flagship campus; other campuses are located in Camden and Newark. Indeed, Rutgers has 30 schools and colleges in all; the New Brunswick campus alone is home to 17 of them and educates more than 32,000 undergradutes. Strongly rooted in liberal arts, Rutgers-New Brunswick lays claim to some of the country's oldest programs in math, Latin and Greek. Student life is rich; there are more than 500 student groups, more than 100 intramural and club sports, and 80 fraternities and sororities. New Brunwick offers its own menu of college-town entertainment, from coffeehouses to comedy clubs. Students seeking a more urban adventure may venture to nearby New York and Philadelphia. Rutgers-New Brunswick has a graduation rate of 80% by MONEY's calculations, which is 12% higher than expected based on the academic preparation and economic background of its student body.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$32,300
% of students who get any grants
52%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$16,800
Average price for low-income students
$11,900
admissions
Acceptance rate
57%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1230/NA
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
40,523
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
70%
% of need met
48%
% of students who get merit* grants
2%
Average merit grant
$9,759
student success
Graduation rate
80%
Average time to a degree
4.3 years
Average student debt
$22,200
Average salary within 3 years
$55,800
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
N/A
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
Dec 1

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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