Academic and research powerhouse. Stellar faculty. Engaged students. Devotion to community. Whether organizing local food drives, volunteering at health clinics abroad, or researching the causes of autism, Rutgers–New Brunswick provides real-world experiences to prepare you for life. Get ready for an unparalleled adventure!

Rutgers University–New Brunswick is one of three universities within the Rutgers system. The others are:

Rutgers University–Camden
Rutgers University–Newark

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Dec. 1 Regular Decision

December 1 is the first-year regular decision application due date. Applying by Dec. 1 ensures you can be considered for all schools, as well as honors and merit-based scholarships.

​Students who applied early action have until Nov. 30 to submit required credentials, including the Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) and test scores (optional).
Rutgers will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from Thursday, Nov. 26 to Sunday, Nov. 29. Credentials received during this time will update on the Rutgers Status Screen starting on Tuesday, Dec. 1. We use the date the credentials are received for meeting due dates, not the date the Rutgers Status Screen is updated. 

Prospective Student FAQS

Answers to frequently asked questions for students interested in applying for spring or fall 2021, including our test optional policy.

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Collaboration. Creativity. Innovation. These are the hallmarks of our community of learners and researchers. Become part of it.

My hope is to teach and have some type of influence on education policy.
Chelsie R.
Africana Studies and History
There’s so much education a pharmacist can do from a retail standpoint. I believe I can change more lives by serving marginalized groups.
Megha S.
6-year PharmD

The Value of a Rutgers–New Brunswick Degree

Rutgers grads are in demand. More than 750 employers and graduate schools come to campus each year to recruit our students. Obtain an exceptional education at an affordable price. We are the only NJ research university included in Kiplinger's 100 Best College Values among American public colleges and universities.

These 32 projects will save students close to $1.6 million in the course of the year.
Lily Todorinova
Undergraduate Experience Librarian
University Libraries

Campus Life

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