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“Rutgers University – New Brunswick was the first school I applied to. Before visiting, I knew I wanted to attend. Having multiple campuses allows me to experience every type of school (city, rural, suburban, and traditional) all in one.”
School of Nursing
Rutgers University–New Brunswick


Williamstown, New Jersey

Marina's Story

Standing out from the crowd is second nature to this Gamma Phi – after all, she was voted “most talkative” in her high school graduating class. However, becoming a Scarlet Knight meant using those social skills for social good.  From spearheading the largest fundraising event on campus to volunteering with Girls on the Run and Into the Light, this aspiring Nurse is determined to change the world – while never missing a tailgate.

How did studying at the most diverse university in the Big Ten benefit you?

I’ve had the opportunity to talk with international students, out-of-state students, all of different ethnicities and backgrounds. We all love discussing what makes us, us. I love that I found friends who are open about their cultures and are intrigued by learning about each other. I am going to be dealing with people of different backgrounds and cultures in the nursing field. Having these experiences early on will help shape my future success. 

Tell us about your study abroad experience.

I was unsure if I could study abroad for a full semester, but Rutgers offers winter and summer programs. Last winter, I participated in the Rutgers Learn French in Aix-en-Provence program and I LOVED IT! We stayed with host families, took a French course, and lived for three weeks in the South of France.

Why should an admitted student choose Rutgers– New Brunswick?

There is so much room for growth at Rutgers! If you don’t know what you want to major in, that’s fine because we offer such a wide range of majors that makes it easy to switch. If you want to get involved, we have over 600 clubs and organizations to choose from. If you want to go eat in a city setting and go sleep on a farm, well just head over to College Avenue and hop on the bus back to Cook! There is so much to do and so much that can be accomplished.

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