"The Hub City"

The city of New Brunswick lies at the confluence of central Jersey’s major roadways and is nicknamed "The Hub City" for being an economic driver. It’s also nicknamed "The Healthcare City" since it is home to the country's largest medical school (Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School), two teaching hospitals (Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and St. Peter's University Hospital), the world headquarters of a major health care products company (Johnson & Johnson), and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. While this provides lots of opportunities for Rutgers students interested in health care, there is much more to the city that we call home.

For arts and culture, New Brunswick has a lot to offer including five professional theaters, the American Repertory Ballet, a number of art galleries, the Hungarian Heritage Center, a comedy club, and several other arts organizations and music clubs.

Students walking by the theaters in New Brunswick

New Brunswick also offers a wide variety of places to eat from fine dining experiences to grabbing a cup of coffee. Whatever your mood and budget, from simple and delicious international fast foods (think Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Thai, and more) to some of the finest restaurants (including several four-star) in New Jersey, New Brunswick has a range of choices.

There are also lots of shops and services so everything you need is no more than a quick bus ride away.

Our Location

Rutgers–New Brunswick is located 41 miles from New York City and 66 miles from Philadelphia. New Brunswick is a very accessible city! New Jersey Transit trains pick up and drop off passengers just steps from campus. Plus we're within 50 miles of three international airports including Newark Liberty and John F. Kennedy International. You will also find many hotel options near campus. Check out our Visitor Guide and Travel Guide for more information on how to get here, where to stay, and what to see and do.