Students dance with Scarlet Knight mascot during new student convocation

Student Experience

Rutgers University–New Brunswick is a bustling and vibrant community of diverse individuals. The opportunities for both academic and personal growth are yours for the taking.

It All Happens Here

With 2,685 sprawling acres, you have room to explore a diverse environment where you can discover new ideas. A robust range of extracurricular activities supports all manner of community service, including New Jersey's largest student-run philanthropic event. A member of the Big Ten Athletic Conference, the university also has a thriving squad of sports fans cheering on our Scarlet Knights.


Rutgers students from all 50 states and over 100 countries


Student organizations plus more than 80 fraternities and sororities


Students working out in our fitness centers each day


Raised since 1999 by the Rutgers University Dance Marathon, benefitting the Embrace Kids Foundation

Where Bigger is Better

Rutgers sits on the shores of the Raritan River, its five campuses—Busch, College Avenue, Cook, Douglass, and Livingston—each pulsing with a distinct vibe. At a total “population” of some 50,000 students, Rutgers University–New Brunswick holds the diversity, the charm, and the surprise of a small city, just waiting to be explored. With its proximity to New York and Philadelphia, the opportunities to explore the world of work and gain experience are endless.

students playing pool

Never a Dull Moment

What happens outside the classroom is an essential part of the college experience. Rutgers has more than 750 student organizations plus more than 80 fraternities and sororities, offering endless opportunities to connect with like-minded new friends, or try something completely different, and even give back.

Students in wheelchairs on the court

The Big Ten Experience

You're on your feet cheering with your fellow students, alongside faculty, alumni, and devoted locals. It’s school spirit you can really feel, and something you’ll take with you long after graduation. That’s one more perk of being a Big Ten university.

football crowd

America Converges Here

As one of the nation’s most diverse universities, Rutgers–New Brunswick draws strength from the rich variety of perspectives and life experiences represented in our community. Our core values illustrate how we advance, promote, and nurture an inclusive environment.

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