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Divij Pandya, Newark College of Arts and Sciences
Divij Pandya is an economics major who is minoring in political science at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences. The Parsippany, N.J., resident plans a career of advocacy after completing his Bachelor of Arts in May 2014.
Aspirations: Become a lawyer and be the voice for those who cannot speak up for themselves.
Activities & interests: While at Rutgers, I spent all four years as a member of the Student Government Association. My interests are: student leadership, advocacy, government and politics, meeting new people and making friends.
Favorite class or professor at RU-N: There are too many remarkable professors and extraordinary courses at this school to only name one.
Biggest challenge at RU-N: Choosing my major. There are so many wonderful subjects to study from that I went back and forth for weeks before choosing Economics.
Reflections on RU-N experience: I'm a better person because of my experience at RU-N. Interacting with people from so many backgrounds has taught me more about culture and diversity than any class or textbook ever could.
“Tweetable” advice to incoming freshmen (140 characters or less): Get to know the people around you! Talk to classmates and professors!
Expressions of gratitude: I'd like to thank the Honors College for the opportunities they've presented me, faculty and staff for guidance and encouragement, and my friends and family for always supporting me.
Joined Rutgers: 1946
Campus Size: 38 acres, 33 buildings
Chancellor: Nancy Cantor
Provost: Todd Clear
Undergraduate Majors: 40+
Graduate Programs: 50+ (JD, MA, MBA, MFA, MPA, MS, Ph.D.)
Athletics: 14 NCAA Division III women and men's teams
Enrollment (fall 2013)
Full-time Faculty: 585
Faculty with Terminal Degrees: 99%
Full-time Staff: 770
Male/Female Ratio: 50:50
Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Nations Represented: 100+
On-campus Residents: 1,280
Basic Type: Research Universities (high research activity)
Special Classification: Community Engagement