Established in 1766, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States.
Many students that come to PALS want to be excellent students that leave PALS with stronger English language proficiency. According to our experience working with students, students that have the following habits tend to be more successful at PALS.
Rutgers’ $736.8 million in annual research and development expenditures place us among the nation’s top public universities. Rutgers' R&D expenditures exceed those of all other New Jersey colleges and universities combined.
At PALS, we believe that our role goes beyond teaching English to our students. As an institution, we actively put into action the Rutgers values of cherishing diversity, bridging cultures as well as fostering a collaborative learning environment.
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Housing arrangements should be made before you arrive in the US. To reserve an on-campus dormitory room, please contact the PALS office by phone or email well in advance.
The Rutgers University Libraries support and enrich the instructional, research, and public service missions of the University through the stewardship of scholarly information and the delivery of information services.
F-1 Visa students and their F-2 dependents are required to buy Rutgers International Student Health Insurance. This includes access to health centers on campus, major medical, and hospitalization. Students are also required to provide proof of certain immunizations and health testing before arriving in the US.
Think of Rutgers University–New Brunswick, with about 43,000 students, as something like a lively and vibrant city. And just as the best small cities have a fun mix of neighborhoods, each with its own identity, so do the five smaller residential campuses of Rutgers University. At each campus, you’ll find everything you need—student centers, dining options, residence halls, computer labs, classrooms, libraries, student lounges, and lots more.
Long before varsity athletics provided an outlet for youthful energies, the men of Rutgers, like so many of their counterparts at the other colonial colleges, were privately challenging students from other schools to meet them “on the banks” for a little friendly competition.
In fact, the Rutgers student body is credited with initiating the first intercollegiate contest in football in 1869 and later with starting collegiate ultimate frisbee in 1973. Both of these efforts were student driven and student supported with little, if any, assistance from the University.
The professors were not as approachable as I thought. I didn't get enough from my classes, and there's less freedom of choice.
Rutgers is a large school and your experience will vary wildly from department to department. The STEM and business classes have a high student:teacher ratio and TAs that don't speak English. In contrast, the humanities classes are quite small and the professors will be invested in you. It depends what you're studying. The CS curriculum is lacking in electives and there...
Rutgers University has a diverse pool of students from all over the world. There are many clubs and activities that caters to different individuals. I never thought that being an International student at Rutgers would make me feel at home, but the culture, the academias and the people truly makes it home away from home