Rutgers University-Newark, the anchor educational institution in and of New Jersey's largest city, is a leader in research and scholarship, fostering excellence at the intersection of academic and civic engagement. With an enrollment of more than 12,800 students, its undergraduate, graduate, professional, and joint degree programs span more than 100 areas of study within seven schools and colleges.

Rutgers University–Newark is one of three universities within the Rutgers system. The others are:

Rutgers University–Camden
Rutgers University–New Brunswick

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Big Virtual Event: Open House: 10/17 or 11/18


Make sure to join us for our big Rutgers-Newark fall event for prospective students, Open House from Your House, a virtual event from the safety and comfort of your own home. Hear from current students, faculty, and staff on what it’s like to be a Scarlet Raider. You can register to attend any of our open house virtual events - choose what works for you: Saturday, October 17th from 10 AM–12 PM or Wednesday, November 18th form 6 PM–8 PM.

Rutgers 2021 Application Is Open & Test Optitonal!


The Rutgers spring and fall 2021 application is available for you now.  We are looking forward to helping you throughout your application process and have informative application workshops, Admissions info sessions and Financial Aid details to share with you. Our university has adopted a standardized tests optional policy for 2021 applicants. Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional for students applying for spring or fall 2021 admission.

Rutgers COVID-19 Plan 2020-21

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WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER: Rutgers University recently shared an update on COVID-19 planning with the Rutgers community.  Our students health and safety is our biggest concern and focus.

Apply Today to Rutgers-Newark - Our 2021 Application is Open!


Our Spring and Fall 2021 Application is open! Calling all high school seniors and transfer students - now is the time to apply to Rutgers-Newark for 2021. Our undergraduate application is live online- don't delay apply today. We welcome all students to embark upon this world-class educational journey with us at RU-N. Our community welcomes you. Complete your application HERE.

Rutgers-Newark Convocation 2020 - Welcome to RU-N

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New students here's to an awesome way start for your upcoming school year at Rutgers-Newark. You can view our Chancellor, Dr. Nancy Cantor's welcome shared at Convocation 2020, celebrating our RU-N students. Hear from our Chancellor, Our Office of Student Affairs and the Mayor of the City of Newark.

NEW Webinar: Transfer 101 Session: How to Apply & Enroll

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Please checkout our Transfer 101 Session for Rutgers University—Newark. This informative webinar can be accessed on-demand and provides insight to our application process, credit transfer, academic programs and advisory, career opportunities, and resources to help you pay for college.


NEW Virtual Series: Coffee with a Counselor Every Wednesday, 3 PM

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Don't miss our Office of Admissions discussion on Coffee with a Counselor as they bring in a special guest each week to help you plan for your journey at Rutgers-Newark. Calling all high school students and first-year applicants to meet up with us online each grab a mug or smoothie, grab a seat, and join us online for a casual and interactive live discussion. Catch it each Wednesday at 3 pm EDT.

NEW School Spotlight Webinar Part 1: RBS & SPAA: ON-DEMAND NOW

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RBS & SPAA: On-Demand school spotlight Part 1 webinar for you! Learn more about the eenrolling, placement tests, egistration, course options, advising, program requirements, unique, and accelerated learning opportunities, making the most of your RU-N experience, and more. Featured presenters include Dean Robert Kurland from Rutgers Business School-Newark and Dean Aaron Gibbs from School of Public Affairs and Administration:


NEW School Spotlight Webinar Part 2: NCAS & SCJ: ON-DEMAND NOW


The NCAS AND SCJ School Spotlight continues with part 2 of our webinar to learn more about SASN and SCJ's school enrollment process, testing and registration, course selection, program requirements, and more. Featured presenters include Dean Sofia Pinto-Figueroa School of Arts & Sciences-Newark and Dean LaWanda Thomas from School of Criminal Justice.


RU-N Welcomes Transfer Students Every Day - Apply Now

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Experience a smooth transition - when you transfer to Rutgers University-Newark. Ongoing transfer advisory support, application  workshops, transfer instant decision days, transcript evaluation, easy registration process, affordable education with scholarship and financial aid options and constant career development support.  Make RU-N your new home!

Meet Our RU-N Students

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Here's your chance to get to know our RU-N family. Discover what our students and alumni are saying about their experiences here and the commitment our faculty provides throughout your RU-N journey. Our students are encouraged to succeed and lead in our community.

In Newark, of Newark: Explore Our University on The RU-N Virtual Visit


Today we invite you to REGISTER NOW for our RU-N VIRTUAL VISIT. Join our Admissions representative and learn loads about Rutgers University–Newark and explore areas like the Golden Dome Athletic Center to the state of the art Rutgers Business School, plus the new Express Newark hands-on learning spaces available to students and the surrounding community.

Say YES To Rutgers University-Newark- Enroll Today


Explore and define what's next for you at Rutgers University-Newark: High school seniors, transfer, and graduate students can ensure their academic options, career choices, and graduate school goals with us. Enroll Today!

RU-N's Meet the Deans Webinar: Our Schools & Academic Programs


Checkout our Office of Admissions “Meet the Deans” Webinar. It features our academic deans from each RU-N school or college discussing their core programs, student services, career pathways, internships, and valuable access to our renowned faculty. Don't miss this engaging session with our education gatekeepers.

Honors Living-Learning Community


The Honors Living-Learning Community (HLLC) is a hub for excellence in education attracting coveted honors students with a passion and purpose in social justice, humanities, STEM and much more. Check it out and see if it’s for you.  There are amazing academic program benefits, mentorship, service learning, and a last dollar scholarship support covering room and board for HLLC Scholars. Apply today.





Our academic excellence that will help you change the world and build community.

Rutgers-Newark has provided me with the tools and opportunities to grow as a scholar, leader, humanitarian, and role model.
Albert A.
Applied Mathematics and Economics
Our role as professors is to prepare students to succeed not just in the workforce, but as engaged citizens of a democracy.
Dr. Frank Thompson
Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Administration
Public and Nonprofit Administration

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Immerse yourself in our student-centered campus life from the first day you set foot on the campus.



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The Value of a Rutgers University–Newark Degree

At Rutgers University-Newark, you can connect your scholarship to the real world.

I received a full Rutgers University-Newark financial aid package, and without it, I would not be in college.
Zeinab S.

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