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

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Newark, NJ 07102
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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 1892. System endowment: $342 million. System-wide research spending 2003-04: $150.7 million. System-wide educational spending 2003-04: $9536 per student. Total enrollment: 10,293. Faculty: 638 (405 full-time, 233 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 11,625 applied, 51% were admitted. 31% from top 10% of their high school class, 68% from top quarter, 99% from top half. Full-time: 5,035 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 1,573 students, 54% women, 46% men. 4% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 18% Hispanic, 20% black, 22% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 24% 25 or older, 15% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer/information sciences; social sciences and history. 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, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

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 part-time. Nonresident tuition: $13,828 full-time, $448 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1416 full-time, $238 per term part-time. College room and board: $8570. College room only: $5386. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Option: coed housing available. John Cotton Dana Library plus 4 others with 941,103 books, 1.5 million microform titles, 6,408 serials, and 34,994 audiovisual materials. System-wide operations spending 2003-04: $29.4 million. 708 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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