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In and Of Newark

From arts to business, humanities to science, public administration to social sciences, an exceptional education awaits, delivered by an outstanding faculty committed to boundary-crossing scholarship and civic engagement. As an anchor institution in and of Newark that buzzes with cultural and economic growth.

At Home in Our City

We’re not just in Newark; we are of Newark. From dynamic civic partnerships to the passion we share for solving urban challenges, Rutgers University-Newark has built a bond with New Jersey’s largest city through all its ups and downs. We thrive together, heal together, change together. Today, Newark is a city on the move, and we’re proud to call it home.

Our Partnership with Newark

“Now, even more so than then, we rely upon our colleges and universities to be engines of innovation and social mobility as well as educators of our democratic citizenry. We call upon them to think expansively and deeply about the pressing and increasingly interconnected challenges faced in every city, state, and nation; to prepare increasingly diverse generations of students for their roles in the workplaces of a “flat world” and in the many public squares that invigorate democratic dialogue; to partner beyond their gates to magnify societal impact and create two-way streets of access and opportunity.”

- Rutgers University – Newark Update to Rutgers University Senate

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An Enduring Relationship

Rooted in 100+ years of living and learning together, our commitment to Newark manifests in scholarship, research and community-based programs. From the Institute of Jazz Studies to the Center on Law, Inequality & Metropolitan Equity (CLiME), we partner to shape a more just world.

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Our History in Newark

Since 1908, we’ve attracted generations of students hungry for a first-rate education that prepares them to forge a better future. We’re inseparable from Newark —steeped in history, brimming with creativity, and in the vanguard of changes sweeping the country.

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An Anchor Institution

Rutgers-Newark is more than a world-class research university. We have persisted in Newark for more than a century, radically transforming ourselves at crucial moments to become the institution that our city needs. As an anchor institution, we serve as social glue, economic engine and —alongside our local partners —a catalyst for change.

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Partnering with the Community

We’re proud to be a deeply engaged urban university joined in common cause with the city that defines us. From classes that use Newark as a learning lab, to legal clinics that serve the public, to partnerships that take on pressing social inequities, Newark is our inspiration and our ally.

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Equality in Action

Our diversity is the key to our excellence. Rutgers-Newark is where cutting-edge scholarship meets social impact. Where opportunity is not bestowed on a select few, but deliberately cultivated for many. In turn, those many graduate as the leaders, professionals and citizens so needed for tomorrow.

woman kneeling in front of "newark is for immigrants" banner
black family standing in front of photo of little black girl at a monument
two students walking on sidewalk in front of building
man and woman smiling at newark street fair
building with "honors living learning community" written on the side
volunteers in food pantry holding baskets of food
woman kneeling in front of "newark is for immigrants" banner