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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Rutgers-Newark is a special place where opportunity meets excellence! Hear why our Scarlet Raiders love it so much!


Apply Now for Fall 2021 to Rutgers-Newark

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Calling all high school seniors and transfer students - now is the time to apply to Rutgers-Newark. 2021 is your year to apply and our undergraduate applications are open. We welcome all students to embark upon this world-class educational journey with us at RU-N. Our community welcomes you. Complete your application and make RU-N your new home! You can apply through our university application portal and via the Coalition application.

Rutgers 2021 Application Is Open & Test Optional

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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.

Say YES To Rutgers-Newark Enroll Today!

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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.

Rutgers COVID-19 Plan 2021-22

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We Are Stronger Together!

Important Update: Please read through our COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Rutgers Students at Rutgers University recently shared an update on COVID-19 planning. Our students' health and safety is our biggest concern and focus in these times. Please check here for our ongoing university pandemic updates. 


In Newark, of Newark: Explore Our Campus


We invite you to take a virtual tour of our campus. 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, Paul Robeson Student Center, plus the new Express Newark hands-on learning spaces available to students and the surrounding community. It really is a home away from home.

Meet Our Rutgers-Newark Students

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Here's your chance to get to know our RU-N family from near and far. 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.

Need to learn more, then catch these informative webinars...

Admissions Virtual Series: Coffee With A Counselor


Catch the Office of Admissions discussion on the Coffee With A Counselor series. Our Admissions officers speak with special guests from across our campus to help you plan your journey at Rutgers-Newark.

Transfer Student Webinar: How To Apply & Enroll

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Please checkout this Transfer Tuesday: How to Apply & Enroll webinar on-demand. This informative session provides insight to our application process, credit transfer, academic programs and advisory, career opportunities, and resources to help you pay for college.


Debunking Myths on Financial Aid & FASFA

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Applying for Financial Aid, take a moment to view our Rutgers-Newark Debunking Myths on Financial Aid Session: FAFSA APPLICATION. Families, prospective students, and school counselors can learn more about the FAFSA application process. We are here to take the stress out of it for you. Our on-demand video has some great tips and processes to help you.





The RU-N academic journey will help you build community and change the world.


Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies

Interested in a career in advocacy, social justice, criminal justice, law, research, policy, diversity and inclusion, philanthropy and social responsibility? This new Rutgers-Newark academic program will help you achieve your career goals. The Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies major prepares undergraduate students for citizenship in multicultural and global societies, where justice is a core area of contested thinking. Accepting applications for fall 2021, HERE



Campus Life

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.
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