Welcome interested City of Newark students and families!

The Rutgers 2020-21 application is open.

Standardized Tests Now Optional for 2021 Applicants


Big Virtual Event: Open House:

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 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.

Wednesday, November 18th from 6:00 pm–8:00 pm


Rutgers 2021 Application Is Open & Test Optitonal!

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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.

RU-N to the TOP Scholarship Program - City of Newark Residents


Find out if you qualify for the university's Rutgers University–Newark Talent and Opportunity Program scholarship for undergraduate students who are residents of the city of Newark and or a NJ County College Transfer student. The RU-N to the TOP scholarship provides a “last-dollar” award. This award covers the cost of in-state tuition and mandatory fees. To learn more, click here.

Honors Living-Learning Community

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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.


Debunking Myths About Financial Aid Session

Join us for Rutgers-Newark's Debunking Myths About Financial Aid Session: FAFSA APPLICATION. Families, prospective students, and school counselors are invited to join us to learn more about the FAFSA application process. Pick a date that works for you and let RU-N help you focus on the afforable education you deseve.

Monday, November 23rd 5:00 pm-6:00 pm
Monday, December 14th 7:00 pm -8:00 pm


As a Newark resident, the RU-N to the TOP financial aid program and my Honors Living-Learning Community residential scholarship were key in helping me pursue my Rutgers University-Newark education.
Joshua C.
Business Management
I am passionate about ending police brutality and with my HLLC scholars program, I feel I am making a difference at Rutgers University–Newark and in the local community.
Chelsea S.
Criminal Justice

As the anchor educational institution in Newark, NJ, our leadership, faculty, and staff are here to serve you. Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N) is eager to have the students from our community apply and attend the university.

This page will highlight applying, special scholarship opportunities, financial aid workshops, plus so much to ensure you get to know the Rutgers University-Newark communnity in an up close and personal way. Partnering with the City of Newark, RU-N wants to ensure local high school and county college students successfully graduate and make a smooth transition to RU-N. There is an excellent opportunity that awaits you at Rutgers University-Newark.

What's Next for You at Rutgers University-Newark?

Ready to Apply?

We make it easy for you to start your journey towards a Rutgers University-Newark education.

I am still deciding...So Come and Visit with Us

If you are still deciding which university to attend, schedule a visit with us at Rutgers University-Newark and we will take you on a tour of the campus.

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Financial Aid Services for All Newark Families

Register for our FASFA Application Workshop: Sat., November 2, 2019

Sign-up today to attend our annual FAFSA Hands-On Session to assist families in filing their FAFSA application before the deadline - it will be held on campus to assist families throughout the community.

The RU-N Paying for College Webinar

Checkout Our NEW Financial Aid Webinar

If you missed our live Admissions webinar, Paying for College, you can check out our rebroadcast by clicking the link below to view our informative session with our admissions and financial aid experts. We share the step-by-step financial aid process Clic