Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick/Piscataway: Narrative Description

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New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1281
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State-supported, university, coed. Part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1766. System endowment: $342 million. System-wide research spending 2003-04: $150.7 million. System-wide educational spending 2003-04: $9536 per student. Total enrollment: 34,696. Faculty: 2,330 (1,521 full-time, 809 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 24,434 applied, 61% were admitted. 39% from top 10% of their high school class, 80% from top quarter, 99% from top half. Full-time: 24,416 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 2,397 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 9 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 9% black, 22% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 8% 25 or older, 46% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 89% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; psychology; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, co-op programs, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Required for some: SAT II: Writing Test. 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: $1771 full-time. Part-time tuition varies according to course level. College room and board: $8357. College room only: $5107. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: national fraternities, national sororities. Student services: health clinic. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Archibald S. Alexander Library plus 14 others with 4.7 million books, 3.3 million microform titles, 17,182 serials, 91,657 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. System-wide operations spending 2003-04: $29.4 million. 1,450 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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