Rutgers University-Newark reaches across socioeconomic, cultural, and other boundaries through a variety of public programs, services and events; these are some of them.
- The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development provides seed money to establish businesses owned and operated by members of Newark’s minority communities.
- Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies Program is a natural offering for a campus in a city with one of the largest populations of Portuguese-speaking citizens in North America.
- Eric Neisser Public Interest Program involves law students in public service work for underrepresented individuals.
- Ironbound Oral History Project preserves the heritage of Portuguese-speaking residents in Newark’s Ironbound neighborhood.
- Clinical Programs at the School of Law-Newark offer hands-on legal practice for law students while serving the underserved.
- Domestic Violence Advocacy Project connects law students with victims who need lefgal assistance and protection.
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