Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Camden: Narrative Description

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311 North Fifth St.
Camden, NJ 08102-1401
Tel: (856)225-1766
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State-supported, university, coed. Part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1927. System endowment: $342 million. System-wide research spending 2003-04: $150.7 million. System-wide educational spending 2003-04: $9536 per student. Total enrollment: 5,563. Faculty: 419 (226 full-time, 193 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 7,403 applied, 56% were admitted. 30% from top 10% of their high school class, 68% from top quarter, 98% from top half. Full-time: 3,060 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 947 students, 62% women, 38% men. 3% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 15% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 31% 25 or older, 13% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 82% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: 2/28. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $6793 full-time, $219 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $13,828 full-time, $448 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1596 full-time, $315.50 per term part-time. College room and board: $7862. College room only: $5452.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Option: coed housing available. Paul Robeson Library plus 2 others with 714,447 books, 259,982 microform titles, 5,189 serials, and 326 audiovisual materials. System-wide operations spending 2003-04: $29.4 million. 184 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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