Welcome interested City of Newark students and families!

The Rutgers 2020-21 application is open.

Standardized Tests Now Optional 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.


Learn more about our RU-N to the TOP program

Learn more about our Honors Living-Learning Community

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.



Join us online for this exciting live webina event with Admissions and our School Deans on Saturday, April 18th 10 am - 12 pm EST...for an inside look at Rutgers-Newark's school programs, campus life, and much more!

Rutgers-Newark may be local to our Newark community, but there are so many ways you can get to know our campus and student communty.

See the array of Virtual events we have planned for our admitted students. Checkout our virtual campus events and our virtual campus tour!

RU-N to the TOP Scholarship Program

This scholarship enables us to build upon these commitments and recruit the most outstanding undergraduate students from the City of Newark and/or NJ County College Transfers (NJCC).
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

Say YES To Rutgers University-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. Enroll Today!

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.

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.

Yes, I'm on my way to Rutgers University-Newark!

I have been admitted and want to enroll

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