Rutgers University–Newark is open and operating with mostly remote instruction. The Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Admissions will operate remotely through spring 2021. Information on the university’s response and requirements on COVID-19 are available at coronavirus.rutgers.edu and coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine/#forStudents
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ANNOUNCING A NEW MAJOR
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
The Honors College is based in the College of Arts and Sciences but caters to all majors. Being 'honors' at Rutgers University–Newark is not just about SAT scores or GPAs. The Honors College prepares students for professional careers and graduate training through a combination of small seminars, interdisciplinary learning experiences, and original research.
The Honors College at Rutgers University-Newark is a hub of academic excellence and high-level, faculty-mentored undergraduate scholarship and research at one of the nation’s premier urban public research universities. Our curriculum prepares our diverse, ambitious, largely commuter 330-student cohort to be competitive job and fellowship applicants and candidates for accelerated and joint degree programs in our graduate, medical, business, and law schools and others throughout the world. We place students in laboratories where they do hands-on research while being mentored by NIH grant winners, research centers led by internationally-recognized practitioners, and seminars taught by prize-winning bestselling authors. The Honors College is a decades-old program and students graduate ‘Ready to Hit the Ground RU-Nning.’
The Honors Living-Learning Community
The Honors Living-Learning Community (HLLC) is a transformative college access and success program that fosters the academic, social, and personal development of talented students from all walks of life with a desire to make a difference in their communities and beyond. With an innovative curriculum centered on themes of “Local Citizenship in a Global World,” HLLC students will live and learn at Rutgers University–Newark with students from all over the world.
Our HLLC scholars benefit from a number of learning and change agent opportunities:
- Personalized academic mentoring and advisement
- Interdisciplinary curriculum dedicated to student success
- A close community of peers to enrich the college experience
- Dynamic internships, research assistantships, and community engagement
- International research and service opportunities
- Opportunities for leadership and professional development on and off campus
- Richly diverse experiences with individuals from many backgrounds
Premier Research University
At Rutgers University–Newark, we have a variety of centers and institutes, as well as academic departments, that help create new knowledge in a broad range of academic disciplines, provide top-quality education to our students, and share academic and intellectual resources with the citizens of New Jersey and beyond.
Our Award-winning and Supportive Faculty
Our faculty's scholarship has been celebrated worldwide through top academic awards listed below:
- Andrew Carnegie Fellows Award
- Fulbright Scholars
- Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation Award
- Guggenheim Awards
- National Book Award
- National Science Foundation
- Pulitzer Prize
- The Stockholm Prize in Criminology
- Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers