Rutgers University in Newark is a 38-acre oasis in the midst of New Jersey’s largest city. More than 35,000 undergraduate and graduate students attend classes in Newark’s downtown area and University Heights district - home to four public higher education institutions: Rutgers University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and Essex County College.
Newark is also a vital center for business, government, arts and culture. We encourage you to experience Rutgers-Newark and the city of Newark firsthand.
In addition to browsing through the various pages of our website, sample the buzz by taking a campus tour. You’ll love what you see!
Explore more about the city of Newark on these pages:
- Road Trip! Destination: Newark, TribLive: Lifestyles
- With Help from Others, Newark is Building for Business, The New York Times
- In Newark, Housing for Artists and Others, The New York Times
- Insider Cityscape: Newark? Yes, Newark, Travel + Leisure
- Newark, NJ, Yahoo! Travel
Have any questions?
Call the information desk at 973-353-1766.
Spring Open House is April 13th!
Newark's reputation for great food and dining is well deserved. Here are just a few choices on and near campus.
Looking for a place to stay in the city? Newark has several options close to the Rutgers-Newark campus.
Choose your interest - classical, pop, jazz, opera, ballet or modern dance... American, European, Tibetan or African art... parks, baseball, history, architecture, theater... it's all here or just a short walk from campus.
Tour Newark with Professor Clement Price in this award-winning documentary.
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