Rutgers University Reviews
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Rutgers provided me with everything I was looking for in a college experience - big campus with a small campus vibe, academic offerings that could be tailored to your interests, faculty who were genuinely dedicated to the student experience, and people and friends who made lasting and continued impact. Full of New Jersey pride, Rutgers is an easy place to call home.
Rutgers University was the ultimate college experience. Okay, so Rutgers University was my only college experience, but it was great nonetheless. Rutgers is a very large school. It's intimidating at first, but after some time, it's something you learn to love. In an environment where everyone has their own stressors and issues, it's comforting to be surrounded by so many people who are going through the same thing as you. The one downside about Rutgers was that core/basic classes were VERY large classes. Chemistry and Biology lectures consisted of hundreds of students. This isn't exactly the best learning environment because it's difficult to get in touch with the professor to clarify any questions. Sure, there are TAs, but speaking to the professor directly fosters better learning, in my opinion. Class sizes depend on what you major in. Obviously, if you major in something broad (Chemistry, Biology, etc.), the classes are going to be extremely large. I started off as a Biology major but then switched to Exercise Science because I had a greater interest in it. This was one of the best decisions of my life. The classes were much smaller so the professors within this major were much more available to help wit any questions I had. I really admired all my professors and they were all so smart. One professor even let me do observation hours with him because I needed it for physical therapy school applications! These professors really want to see you succeed and I'm forever grateful for them. I'm in PT school now, and I thank every single one of my professors for everything they've taught me because it has helped me a lot in grad school. Changing gears, the office of financial aid is a bit of a hostile environment. I would say every semester, I had an issue that needed to be resolved the office of financial aid. The people there weren't the friendliest of people to talk to. Nevertheless, I got what I needed from them but the experience could have been a bit more pleasant. Overall, Rutgers is an amazing place. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss it dearly.
Rutgers provided me with the perfect platform and tools to learn analytical skills and grow as a professional. I had to fund my own education and therefore, I worked almost 40 hrs a week. As rigorous as the program was, it gave me the flexibility to accommodate my classes in a way that I had time to attend school and work simultaneously. Professors were very understanding of special circumstances and worked with you to help you achieve your goals.
The only recommendation I would have is to attend all of the career workshops and fairs that the department hosts. There aren't many of them, but they are really good quality and can help you network to find a job prior to graduation. Classes were well-taught and professors were more than willing to help their students.
Love this school and it completely prepared me to enter the job market. I made a career change and my undergrad has nothing to do with my Master Program however all the teaching staff were excellent at making sure that I would graduate and be confident with my new chosen career
I got the opportunity to go to both the Rutgers Newark campus as well as the Rutgers New Brunswick campus as well. I enjoyed both campuses but there were significant different between the two due to both the sizes as well as the organizational aspect of both. Newark is a much smaller campus that does benefit from having small classrooms as well as more of a feeling of a community while New Brunswick is significantly smaller and has seemingly endless things to do. What can be said about both campuses from my experience is prepare to be challenged to grow into a leader both on campus and into your career as well.
My favorite part of attending Rutgers University (New Brunswick Campus) was the diverse student population. I had the opportunity to meet people from all different parts of the world, by attending cultural events on campus and joining clubs. There was a great emphasis on networking during career fairs, which is a skill I still use today! If you are unsure what to major in, Rutgers provides a wide variety of introduction classes to learn more about different career options. And if you are interested in doing research as an undergrad or even if you have no idea what research entails, Rutgers has many research opportunities for its students. Overall, Rutgers provides an affordable and quality education, which I felt prepared me for graduate school.
Rutgers University was great place to learn. I entered through the Educational Opportunity Fund program and received academic and financial assistance which really assisted me in studying on an equal playing field. I developed some great friendships and fostered mentorship opportunities from my professors. An undergraduate experience is really about being involved on-campus and studying what you enjoy and working hard at it.
The University of New Mexico has a lot to offer; however, you have to be willing to seek out the hidden gems. Some of UNM's instruction can be extremely lackluster as you progress through general graduation requirements, but once you find your niche and your field of study, it is a great place to be.
Rutgers University is easily one of the regions top universities for the sciences. Not only was my degree liked upon favorably by recruiting companies, but I still receive complements when I mention that I have a science degree from Rutgers. I was able to work for the University while studying to improve my skill set and I was hired a month before graduation.