Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. 

Top reasons to study here

  • Rutgers provides for the instructional needs of New Jersey’s citizens through its undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs.
  • Rutgers conducts the cutting-edge research that contributes to the medical, environmental, social, and cultural well-being of the state.
  • Rutgers performs public service in support of the needs of the citizens of the state and its local, county, and state governments.

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (48)
Humanities (39)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (38)
Arts, Design & Architecture (23)
Medicine & Health (19)
Business & Management (16)
Engineering & Technology (15)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (15)
Computer Science & IT (13)
Law (8)
Agriculture & Forestry (4)
Applied Sciences & Professions (4)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (4)
Journalism & Media (2)
Education & Training (1)

About

History

Established in 1766, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. 

Education

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.

There are two goals the PALS curriculum aims for:

  • To prepare students to face the academic challenges of undergraduate and graduate programs in the United States.
  • To advance the English ability of those that are seeking to develop their English for professional purposes.

Research

Rutgers’ $658 million in annual research and development expenditures places us among the nation’s top 30 universities. Federally funded R&D at Rutgers exceeds federal R&D funding at all other New Jersey colleges and universities combined.

Career

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.

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
97
2017
-
2016
-
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
101 -22
2017
79 17
2016
96
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
176 -4
2018
172 -31
2017
141
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
283
2018
283 18
2017
301
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

The Office of Student Accounting, Billing, and Cashier Services provides access to your online term bill, processes refunds, administers payment plans, coordinates exit counseling, and assists with issues about your student account. Our department is also referred to as the Bursar's Office, the Campus Business Office, or the Cashier's Office.

Housing services

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.

Library services

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.

Medical 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.

  • Rutgers University Health Services

Student Life

Campus life

Think of Rutgers University–New Brunswick, with about 41,000 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.

Sports facilities

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.

Student clubs

  • CROPS (Plant Biology Graduate Student Association)
  • Turf Club
  • Rutgers Graduate Student Association

Accreditation

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is a member of the Association of American Universities, a prestigious body of 62 public and private research institutions.
  • Rutgers is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), a voluntary, nongovernmental, peer-based membership association dedicated to promoting standards of excellence and improvement in higher education.

Student Reviews

Academics at Rutgers
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
it was a wonderful experience. The faculty and staff were extremely supportive and very welcoming. Rutgers community, in general, has a very positive and collaborative feel. Friends are encouraging and always looking out for me. Need to bring in better master level courses in mechanical engineering. Improve the quality of existing courses by bringing in more enthusiastic professors with more i...
Alanna Doherty
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rutgers University was a well-rounded university, which catered to the needs of a large amount of students. More emphasis on student goals can be improved.
Rutgers is great!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
I loved the diversity of Rutgers, the price per course, but I do not think the career services offices are particularly good.

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