Faculty who are leaders in their fields, top research centers and institutes, study abroad options in more than 50 countries, student chapters of professional organizations, honors programs, academic support and advising, internships, co-ops, fellowships, and a vast diversity of people and ideas: these resources are your resources, and they will give you a solid academic foundation for the future.
Academics at Rutgers
An Academic Powerhouse
Professors at Rutgers University–New Brunswick are innovators and mentors, and as a Rutgers student, you will have the chance to take their classes, discuss and debate their ideas, and work with them on research projects.
- About 6,000 faculty
- More than 35,000 undergraduates
- Nearly than 14,000 graduate and professional students
- 19 libraries
- 17 schools and colleges
- 100+ undergraduate majors
- 250+ graduate programs
The choices for undergraduates are vast, yet Rutgers ensures your education is personal and tailored to your interests and goals. Students choose from more than 100 majors and participate in specialized programs, such as First-Year Interest Group Seminars, honors programs, the Aresty Research Center, and learning communities—all in close-knit, supportive environments.
Rutgers is known for top-rated programs, an accomplished faculty, and the university’s proximity to the intellectual and scholarly resources of New York City and Philadelphia. Many graduate students enroll in programs at the School of Graduate Studies, while others pursue degrees at Rutgers' professional schools in areas such as medicine and health care, business, education, and social work.
Rutgers provides a flexible assortment of continuing education programs, for everyone from gardeners to health care professionals to senior citizens. Courses are offered on campus, online, and at off-campus locations.
Chief Academic Officer
The Provost of Rutgers–New Brunswick ensures the academic excellence of the institution, overseeing the development of academic programs and the delivery of education to Rutgers undergraduate and graduate students.