Messages From the Chancellor

Welcome to Rutgers University-Newark. You could not have chosen a more exciting time to learn more about our world-class research university.

We are the older of what are now two Newark-based campuses of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Our campus’s higher-education heritage in Newark dates back more than 100 years, to several small colleges which offered arts, the sciences, humanities, business and law, and social sciences. These merged schools became part of Rutgers in 1946, continuing the tradition of offering affordable, high-quality liberal arts and professional education, as well as top-level research, in Newark.

But the new Rutgers Health Sciences Campus at Newark, which is part of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is only blocks away, and offers us expanded opportunities for studying and improving human health and health care. RBHS incorporates the schools and research centers of the former University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), which became part of Rutgers on July 1, 2013.

Our campus offers students the advantages of first-class academic programs, and faculty who are scholars/researchers, with 99 percent holding advanced degrees. 

But you might be surprised by our vibrant, green urban campus in an environment surrounded by major cultural institutions, Fortune 100 companies, top law firms, medical facilities, government agencies and courts, research centers and business incubators. You might not realize that Newark is a college town hosting some 50,000 students, faculty and staff, or that our friendly, easy-to-walk campus offers student-teacher ratios of 13:1.  The end result: Unparalleled opportunities to develop nurturing relationships with faculty mentors, highly personalized classroom interaction, and numerous opportunities to do hands-on research alongside 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 University-Newark educates12,000+  students from more than 100 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, as well as internships and volunteer activities. Our students, faculty and staff collaborate with a wide range of Newark-area community and social organizations. They conduct research on urban issues, work closely with urban school systems, manage health clinics, foster public discussion and understanding of economic challenges, work on public security and crime prevention strategies, and interact with leaders of industry.



Join us!



Nancy Cantor, Chancellor

Feb 15, 2014: Marion
Thompson Wright Lecture Welcome Remarks

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