Messages From the Chancellor
Welcome to Rutgers-Newark. I'm glad you're taking this opportunity to get to know more about us. As you browse our site, you will discover that Rutgers-Newark is everything you expect it to be - as well as a lot of things you might not expect.
But you might not expect to find a vibrant, green urban campus in an environment surrounded by major cultural institutions, Fortune 100 companies, top law firms, medical facilities, government agencies and courts, five institutions of higher learning with a combined enrollment of more than 30,000 students, and two renowned science research centers. Our friendly, easy-to-walk campus offers student-teacher ratios of 15:1, and both undergraduate and graduate students are taught by first-rate faculty, of whom 99 percent hold advanced degrees. This translates into unparalleled opportunities to develop nurturing relationships with faculty mentors, highly personalized classroom interaction, and numerous opportunities to do hands-on research alongside scholars who are some of the best in their fields.
Step foot on this campus, and you experience the world. As the nation's most diverse national university campus -- so ranked by U.S. News and World Report since 1997 -- Rutgers-Newark educates students from more than 70 nations, creating a stimulating learning environment. The ease of interaction among students of different origins on this campus brings out the best in our national culture and is a great source of pride to us.
Our urban location offers an abundance of experiential learning opportunities for students outside the classroom, internships and volunteer activities. Our students, faculty and staff collaborate with a wide range of community and social organizations. They conduct research on urban issues, work closely with urban school systems, manage health clinics, foster public understanding of American diversity, train state police officers and produce skilled managers for the pharmaceutical industry.
Philip L. Yeagle, Interim Chancellor
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Joined Rutgers: 1946
Campus Size: 38 acres, 33 buildings
Interim Chancellor: Philip Yeagle
Undergraduate Majors: 40+
Graduate Programs: 20+ (JD, MA, MBA, MFA, MPA, MS, Ph.D.)
Athletics: 14 NCAA Division III women and men's teams
Enrollment (fall 2012)
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