Welcome interested City of Newark students and families!

The 2020 Rutgers spring and fall application is open.

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.

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

Register Now: RU-N Open House Event: Saturday, October 19, 2019

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We are looking forward to welcoming you to our RU-N OPEN HOUSE campus event! Meet our deans, faculty, and students. Learn about our academic and campus programs. Mark your calendar to attend and register today.
Register For Open House

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