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Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Admissions
Admissions Visitor Center
35 Warren Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Your Journey Starts Here at Rutgers–Newark!
No matter what path you are on, Rutgers–Newark opens doors and lays the foundation for your future. You will feel right at home on our vibrant university campus that sits on thirty-eight acres in the heart of the city. Thanks to our diverse students and faculty and our high-impact academics, Rutgers University–Newark (RU-N) is a leading research university that engages, cultivates, and transforms students and communities that are changing the world. Rutgers University–Newark is an anchor educational institution collaborating with the City of Newark’s schools, community, and neighborhoods.
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Bachelor’s Degrees, Master’s Degrees, Doctoral Degrees
Rutgers University–Newark has approximately 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled. The Rutgers–Newark community is global and have students from 119 countries that choose to study here. The 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio means that you will get a personalized and valuable education. Over 500,000 are part of the Rutgers alumni network.
ESL Program and Support Services
Students looking to improve their English language skills can utilize any ELS Language Center.
Premier Honors Programs
Honors Living-Learning Community Program (HLLC): This transformative college access and honors program fosters the academic, social, and personal development of talented first-year and transfer students who have a desire to make a difference in their communities and beyond. HLLC offers a “last-dollar” residential scholarship that applies to room and board. The deadlines to apply to the HLLC program for first-year applicants is by Dec 1st and for transfer applicants is by Feb 1st. For more information, visit hllc.newark.rutgers.edu
Rutgers–Newark Honors College: Is an academic program for high-achieving, undergraduate admitted students eager to challenge themselves across academic areas. The Honors College is committed to ensuring students are supported, advised, and mentored to throughout the program. The faculty and advisory team foster an honors community that includes undergraduate research, valuable careers pathways, and comprehensive preparation for any graduate-level degree interests. All first-year admitted students can submit the Honors College supplemental application by the January 14th deadline and transfer admitted students may submit by their March 14th deadline. For more information on eligibility, visit sasn.rutgers.edu/honors-college
Student Housing Options
Students living on the Rutgers–Newark campus find themselves a part of a 24/7 community experience, where they can take advantage of all that campus, the City of Newark, and the region have to offer. Students build friendships and serve in the community, while developing networks and skill sets for the future. Our campus features five residence halls with comfortable, spacious dorms, suites, and apartments containing modern amenities, living communities, and 24-hour security. The central location of our residence halls allows students to walk to class in ten minutes or less.
Take a virtual tour of our residence halls here.
Admission Requirements for First Year Students
Rutgers accepts the following tests to determine the English proficiency of its international applicants:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The Rutgers TOEFL code is 2765.
- International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS).
- Duolingo English proficiency test.
- See our website for additional information about test scores.
Minimum Test Scores
Your scores must be current within two years of the semester to which you are applying and must be submitted directly to Rutgers from the testing service.
- TOEFL: The minimum internet based TOEFL score is 79.
- IELTS: As of January 1, 2024, an acceptable IELTS score is 6.5 or greater.
- Duolingo English Test: The minimum Duolingo score is 115.
- Learn more about applying as an International student.
Visa Categories Offered
- F1 – for students
- F2 – for dependents of F1
- J1 – for exchange scholars and visiting professors
- J2 – for dependents of J1
Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance
Cost of Attendance for 2023-24
For International undergraduate students:
Room and Board: $15,060
Student Activities and Campus Life
Our campus community welcomes every student on their Rutgers journey and embraces them for who they are. In our tight-knit community students feel the belonging and support of the Scarlet Raider community. Choose from over 150 clubs, academic societies, professional associations, Greek life, student government, and civic groups—there are plenty of ways to get involved and have fun as a Rutgers-Newark student.
Rutgers University–Newark was founded in 1908 and joined Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, in 1946. As a public serving institution, the university is dedicated to excellence and educational opportunity for all students. Newark, New Jersey is a top New Jersey college town and an integral part of who and what we are at RU-N. Known as New Jersey’s largest and oldest city, students flock from all over the world to study and thrive here. RU-N takes pride in being a deeply engaged urban university in Newark. Our local environment shapes and defines us, from classes that embrace Newark as a learning laboratory to partnerships with local schools, corporations, and nonprofits. Our campus is only 20 minutes by train to New York City and provides a gateway of opportunity for various career paths, internships, and culture.