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Writing, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #101 (ARWU) Camden, NJ, United States
The BA in Writing program from Rutgers University provides instruction to over 17,000 undergraduate students yearly.  We offer required writing classes and advanced courses in Business & Technical Writing, all of which prepare students to succeed throughout their academic careers at Rutgers and beyond.
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The BA in Writing program from Rutgers University draws on full-time instructors, part-time lecturers, and teaching assistants from disciplines across the Arts and Sciences to staff more than 900 writing courses a year. We also provide tutoring, free of charge, in our Writing Centers located on the College Avenue Campus, Livingston Campus, and Douglass Campus.

To assist students in developing the critical thinking and writing skills most highly valued in the university, the Writing Program has developed a curriculum centered on student writing.  Our courses presuppose that the context for writing is always prior reading, and in this spirit, students spend time reading, discussing, and writing about texts that deal with some of the most important issues of our time: globalization, the rise of the "knowledge society," biotechnology, environmental decline, the encounter between different regions and cultures, the changing nature of identity, and the search for enduring values beyond the prospect of seemingly random change.

What We Are

The Writing Centers provided free tutoring for full time Rutgers University students enrolled in Writing Program and other writing intensive classes. Tutoring sessions are scheduled for one eighty-minute class period per week for at least five weeks, and are available free of charge to all full time Rutgers University students. Students are tutored in the full range of expository writing, from basic composition to the advanced research, business, and scientific writing courses. The Writing Centers offer morning, afternoon, and evening sessions to ensure access for University College and other working students.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Composition Skills
  • Basic Composition
  • Expository Writing
  • Research in the Disciplines
  • Technical Writing Essentials
  • Business Writing Essentials
  • College Writing and Research
  • Scientific and Technical Writing
  • Writing for Business and Professions
  • Writing for Biology
  • Grant Writing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Online Application for Undergraduate Admission
  • Nonrefundable $70 application fee, payable online by credit card
  • Final official high school transcript showing all courses with final grades in grades 9-12:Transcripts must show a date of graduation; or
  • GED or equivalency diploma holders must submit test results or equivalent as well as transcripts from any high school attended
  • College transcripts if you took any college courses at a two- or four-year college
  • SAT or ACT scores (with writing) only if you graduated from high school less than two years ago and will not have at least 12 college credits completed by the application due date

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29012 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14506 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29012 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14506 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6115 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Camden

  • 832 - 2050 USD/month
    Living Costs

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