Rutgers University Reviews

  • 224 Reviews
  • New Brunswick (NJ)
  • Annual Tuition: $31,282
86% of 224 students said this degree improved their career prospects
91% of 224 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Mr Kumar
  • Reviewed: 8/30/2021
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Rutgers teaches hate towards Hindu and Hinduism. Please feel free to attend this school if you want to learn hate. This university is very proud of their teacher in spreading hate towards hinduism, and only Hinduism. They are very well funded for doing so."
Dr. Grisham
  • Reviewed: 1/12/2021
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"From my graduate experience in the biomedical engineering department of Rutgers University, this is possibly the worst school in the United States. Rutgers University is a money making business NOT a school. A school is supposed to provide a safe place of learning for the student and to help them get a job. Rutgers requires high tuition costs for inexperienced professors that do not provide any more knowledge than Google. If you ask a question in class, they will tell you, "Google it", which makes me ask, "Why did I pay for this professor's lecture?". Rutgers only provides a worthless education and tens of thousands of dollars in debt for its students. However, the core issue of the school is the professors and faculty just do not care about the students. The suicide rate is unusually high in students at Rutgers University for a reason. Having taught in the Biomedical Engineering department there, I witnessed how childish and selfish the professors were in front of and behind their students. For example, a professor named David Shreiber was promoted as Biomedical Engineering department chair and Every student, who knows this guy knows he is a rude dude to say the least. This school promotes terrible people to run it and the result is truly a terrible school. I suffered at Rutgers, paid for it, and received nothing in return other than $80,000 in debt."
Chloe
  • Reviewed: 12/19/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"Rutgers University provides excellent classes with many different class options to choose from. Some of the class options include General Psychology, Memory, Cognition, Neuropsychology, and Quantitative Methods in Psychology. There are many research opportunities and hands-on laboratory experiences available. The professors are very knowledgeable in their fields and provide support to each of their students."
Mel
  • Reviewed: 11/22/2019
  • Degree: Biology
"I wouldn't recommend Rutgers if you're planning on majoring in biology. First of all, a biology degree at Rutgers is a Bachelor of Arts, not a science degree. The advisers will tell you it doesn't matter but when I was applying to graduate schools and internships I found myself continuously explaining why I had a BA rather than a BS (which isn't offered in Bio at Rutgers. This HORRIFIED the admissions adviser of my current program). Also, there are so many people in the bio program that the class sizes number over 300 people well into the senior level courses. My Organic Chem classes were so over crowded that a lot of people had to sit on the floor to take notes. Getting help from the professors or TA is impossible, even the office hours typically have 50+ people in attendance. The advisers are basically useless - I've been told to "google it" multiple times and the general advisers are never professional. Scheduling is a nightmare, and there are a lot of classes I never had an opportunity to take because the wait list was so long (including microbiology, as a biology major). I've heard that the humanities are a little easier to navigate, and most pf the people I know who loved their time at Rutgers weren't science majors. As far as campus life goes, Rutgers is basically its own city and there's always something to do, but at a school of this size, there's really no community, which is kind of tragic. I also generally felt like the majority of my time at Rutgers was spent traveling between classes. If you're unlucky enough to have classes on several different campuses in a single day, you are guaranteed to spend at least 2-3 hours in traffic, closer to 5 ours if one of those campuses is Douglass. If you're dead set on going to RWJ medical school, Rutgers isn't the way and there's much better bio programs out there."
J T
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2019
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"Rutgers is a great institution and I am happy that I chose it. Its not perfect. Actually its far from perfect. Whether it be the over-crowded buses or the legendary R-U-screw, the school has its problems. BUT!!....the problems are what makes it great. Its imperfections are what makes it feel like home. The campus is really diverse and there is something for everyone. There are hundreds or clubs and organizations so there is something that everyone will be interested in. The main campus in New Brunswick is also five campuses in one so there are several choices in atmospheres. Rutgers has something for each individual, and thats why the school has so much pride. I definitely recommend giving the school a try."
CO
  • Reviewed: 9/25/2019
  • Degree: Economics
"Rutgers University New Brunswick was a very interesting experience. Overall, I would say it was about a 7.5/10. This is primarily because of the friends and memorable experiences I had during my time there. To give more context, I attended Rutgers NB between 2011 2015. I was an Economics and Journalism/Media Studies Double Major. I lived on three different campuses: Livingston, Busch, and Cook/Douglas during my time there. There were definitely some pros and some cons that came with attending a BIG10 college. The school truly is what you make of it as you can become a number in this environment. It is a very large and busy school. You can get lost in the mix if you dont find your own group of friends and also join a few clubs and/or community. First and foremost, for the most part, it is up to you to navigate everything that is available. While there are resources that help you find everything in one place (school website), actually getting help from the right people takes some work. It is necessary to take your time to pummel through the plethora of resources (on the site) to find the right people and departments for all of your needs. Without leveraging these resources, it is extremely difficult to get answers. In terms of classes, utilize any sources you can find, with reviews, to get a better understanding of what you are getting yourself into. Speaking from experience, I used to just create a schedule without looking up reviews about the teacher or course. This led me to be in a few difficult classes that I barely made it out of. Use your resources and make smart decisions when make your schedule, it will me college much more enjoyable!"
Tim
  • Reviewed: 8/16/2019
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy (EMSOP) at Rutgers University (RU) is certainly a top-notch program! It is the best 6-year-straight-from-high-school Pharm.D. program in the country, and one of the top overall pharmacy programs nationwide. While the curriculum is definitely challenging and fast-paced, there are a number of helpful resources that both EMSOP & the larger University provide, ranging from study groups, study guides, practice exams, Teaching Assistants (TA's), and many more! I believe the strong suit of the school is the diverse, multidisciplinary, welcoming, and compassionate faculty members who truly care about the profession of pharmacy and the advancement of pharmacy education. You will always feel comfortable approaching a faculty member for additional help in the class, career guidance, and even life advice! For the most part, classes are engaging and informative. The school offers a wide variety of professional electives that divulge into the non-traditional roles of a pharmacist. These roles include geriatric, pediatric, infectious disease, industry, research, critical care, and herbal/nutritional pharmacy - only to name a few! The school also has a fantastic amount of extracurriculars - it is almost impossible not to get involved! There is truly a club/organization for everyone. EMSOP is partnered with some of the best healthcare facilities not merely in NJ, but in the country, so that students are matched with top-tier institutions for introductory, intermediate, & advanced rotations. Just the name "Rutgers" confers special opportunities for students to rotate and intern at the best hospitals, pharmacies, and pharmaceutical companies. EMSOP is strategically located near some of the biggest companies in the world, including Bayer, BMS, & Johnson & Johnson. The Rutgers industry fellowship program is known nationwide! In conclusion, EMSOP is a welcoming environment where students find innumerable opportunities for personal and professional development"
Amanda Gyan
  • Reviewed: 7/27/2019
  • Degree: Biology
"The education and experience at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is invaluable. It builds powerful, self-driven, caring, and resilient leaders. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to attend this great university. If I had a second chance, I would still choose Rutgers. Rutgers has a history of providing quality education and promising teaching instruction. Professors and faculty members are passionate about their roles and ensure the best outcomes for their students. The school provides countless career and job opportunities for students because of their huge network with companies and sponsors. When I was applying for colleges in high school, I thought Rutgers was too big in terms of student populations. In fact, it is a huge school and I thought I would just be a number. Later, I realized that there were so many opportunities and resources that students werent making use of and that made a difference for me. Another aspect about Rutgers that I love is the relationships you can build and diversity. The alumni network is so supportive of the school and always give back to the school so that students like me can further their education. Student from all different walks of life and countries come to Rutgers. It is an extremely diverse school and I love that because it makes everyone feel inclusive and supported by the school. For the most part, Rutgers accepts the best of students across the nation and all kinds of students, despite their race, gender, ethnicity or political views."
S. Hines
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2019
  • Degree: Public Health
"Rutgers University is a huge school with so many different types of people, it is a melting pot for cultures, ethnicities, religions and identities. It provides the opportunity to find yourself and integrate into a smaller community with the school especially within the hundreds of clubs and organizations available to students. However, it is very easy to get lost with the thousands of people and the five campuses. The school provides many opportunities for students. There are so many different majors, minors and programs of study. Rutgers is a division one school that offers many ways to be involved in sports both on and off the field. However, there are also club sports and intermural sports available for those who still would like to play, but without a binding commitment or simply just for fun. There are also fitness centers on each campus that offer fitness classes, gyms and nutritionists to promote health lifestyles. As a public health major, Rutgers offered an amazing program with professors who were not only great educators, but were fully involved in field. The professors were readily available to provide and extra assistance or to just talk more about different topics and current events. There were plenty of libraries, computer labs and general spaces for studying at all hours of the day. The career services is an amazing sector to the school assisting students and graduates in resume building and securing internships and employment. They host mega career fairs and many programs throughout the year, but also accept one on one appointments. Any experience is as good as you make it, but Rutgers provides all the tools to have a positive experience both academically and socially. I will say that Rutgers puts a huge emphasis on its athletes and it sometimes felt like they didnt care for the rest of the students. I also believe that the cost of attendance is extremely high, it is one of the most expensive state schools in the nation."
Rutgers Sucks
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2019
  • Degree: Engineering
"This school is so awful. First off, it is a really expensive in-state school for awful housing. After winter break when we came back we literally did not have hot water for a week and after that we still don't have consistent hot water. The buildings are old and c***** and most of the teachers s***. They just read off of the slides and do not teach you anything. Most of the teachers are foreign and have really thick accents which makes them really hard to understand.I have literally sat in class for a whole semester and did not understand anything my teacher said. Forcing me to learn a whole subject on my own, which you may have to do too. Also Rutgers makes it seem like the bus system is not that bad but it is awful. It is almost always packed with people, bus drivers get off to go to the bathroom or take breaks which makes you late to class, and there is no way around that because you have to rely on the buses to go from campus to campus. If you do not like that, then DO NOT go to this school you will hate it. In addition, the dining hall s****, they have served me and my friends raw food, the meat was so undercooked that blood was oozing out of it. Once in a while they might cook a decent meal, but I wouldn't count on it. For anyone considering going to this school you should really think about it. It is not worth the money at all. Instead of upgrading their classrooms to help kids learn better they throw their money into the garbage football team that only won one game this season. Lastly, there is nothing to do around Rutgers. If you dont have a car it is really hard to move around the campus1 because the buses take too long, especially at night. So it gets really discouraging when an hour trip takes two to three hours because of the buses. You have to spend A LOT of time traveling if you want to do anything at Rutgers and for me personally I do not like that. Also they hardly give anyone financial aid I only knew 2 kids that got money from Rutgers, the rest of us are stuck paying 28-30 thousand dollars for inefficient housing, food, teachers, buildings, buses, and internet. Rutgers might viewed as a good school, but once you go to it you realize it really isn't as good as it seems. These are just some of the things I wish I knew before I went to Rutgers and wasted my first year and 30 thousand dollars at this awful institute."
Lismarie
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2019
  • Degree: Social Work
"I really enjoyed the social work program at Rutgers. It gave me a lot of the tools I needed in helping me with my career path. I participated in the three year blended program and enjoyed every minute of it, even the courses that were researched based had a lot of information to give me that I could use in my work now. I also like that the in-person courses were interactive and we did a lot of role playing to practice our therapeutic skills. I was also placed in great internships where I got jobs at each time. So I definitely recommend getting your social work degree here, especially if you want to work with adolescents."
Alexis Hutto
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2018
  • Degree: Sports Management
"I absolutely loved Rutgers, it is the most diverse school in the nation and one of the leading schools in academics. I was an out of state student while majority of the students at Rutgers were from in state. Although a lot of the students knew each other and grew up with each other that was ok because Rutgers has so many organizations to offer. There truly is something for everyone. The one down side is if you are from out of state and need financial aid, it is very difficult to obtain but if you live in state a lot of student pay less than 20k a year. I received my BS In Sport Management and minor in Human Resource Management. The courses in both these programs are wonderful. The teachers actually have experience working in these fields for Professional teams as well as Athletes. Therefore their knowledge is one of a kind and specifically tailored to the course."
Shrirang Ajvalia
  • Reviewed: 9/11/2018
  • Degree: Public Health
"This program at Rutgers University is excellent! During the last year of this program there is an internship opportunity which can help lead to job opportunities. After graduating I was able to take my internship and turn it into a part time job at Barnabas Hospital in New Jersey. Highly recommend this program for anyone needing mentorship."
Mercedes Safarpour
  • Reviewed: 9/7/2018
  • Degree: Biology
"Rutgers University is a very large school. I would not recommend attending this University if you are not an independent individual. Because it is such a large school, most of your classes, and programs consist of many students. This means very little to no individual attention. Nothing is handed to you, there are no study guides or options for extra credit. You really need to be self sufficient to survive here, especially in the science realm. With that being said, if you can keep up, Rutgers is a great school. There is alot of school spirit, and it's a shockingly close knit community on the main campus."
Marilyn Wagner
  • Reviewed: 7/31/2018
  • Degree: Journalism
"Rutgers University symbolizes integrity, education and progress. While I attended many years ago, the University has always been a symbol of pride during my journey. At the forefront of email ( I know a long time ago), they were progressive enough to see what was coming down the pike and willing to educate their students to prepare them for the future. I proudly hold the badge of honor that I am a Rutgers University graduate."
Jason Branch
  • Reviewed: 7/11/2018
  • Degree: Economics
"Great school. Amazing business program. Its very easy to fall in the trap of skipping classes and deciding not to go to lectures. Lecture classes are huge and its easy to get notes from people, but the more you go to class the better you will do. The professors are all real life practitioners so get to know them as much as you can for future recommendations."
Cherie M
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2018
  • Degree: Data Science
"I enrolled in the Big Data / Data Analytics program in October 2016. It was supposed to be a 44 week program. My instructor seemed to not have control of our cohort. My cohort seemed to lag significantly behind the other cohorts. I was forced to wait for them to catch which made learning problematic. What I learned would grow stale while I waited for my cohort to catch up so we could move on to the next section. To compound this, my instructor resigned earlier this year and I was assigned a new instructor. He emailed me that he was going to start setting up meetings. I responded to him. It was over a month and he never responded back. I followed up to try and arrange a meeting. When I heard back from the instructor, I suggested the following week for us to discuss getting back on track and I never heard back. I allotted a year for this program to be completed and its become difficult to continue to allot time when this should've been completed ages ago. I feel the university has failed to fulfill its obligations for the proscribed course. Im still fighting with them for a refund. I know overall Rutgers is a great institution but they really missed the mark (big time) with this program."
Andy G.
  • Reviewed: 6/27/2018
  • Degree: Music
"The college degree program which I decided to pursue as an undergraduate in college is Instrumental performance/music. I decided to pursue a music degree at Rutgers University as the first step towards becoming a audio engineer/ sound producer. Although Rutgers does not have a music business degree or audio engineering degree, it does prepare you into becoming a professional musician. Mason Gross School of Arts at Rutgers University is a great school for studying any kind of arts. The faculty is professional and caring about the student's self development. The classes I took were well planned and were taught clearly. The wide range of ensembles to choose from whether it is an orchestra, or a band, or a chamber group, or even a choir, the selection is huge and interesting. The school is one of the rising art schools with 40 years of experience growing in ranking as their students already perform for famous and historic venues all over the world."
Shawn Riley
  • Reviewed: 6/14/2018
  • Degree: Nutrition
"I attended Rutgers University, New Brunswick for 4 years. I started out as an Animal Science major and switched to a Nutritional Science major my 3rd year. I loved my time at Rutgers. The campus is very diverse in both environment and people. The four separate campuses make it a fun college campus to live on, you do not feel like you are in the same place all of the time because you can take a short bus ride over to the other campuses and get a whole different atmosphere. The students and faculty that make up Rutgers are also very diverse, you can learn a lot just from talking to the people around you. Rutgers also provided me with an abundant amount of opportunities to get involved on campus. There is definitely at least one student organization or sport to interest everyone. The opportunities to get academically involved are also abundant. Especially in the animal science field there was a lot of hands on experience working with animals at the Rutgers farm. Like any university there were some issues I encountered over the years and frustrations I had but I was always able to find the help I needed to resolve any of my issues. I would definitely recommended Rutgers University to any student looking for a large and diverse college with lots of opportunities to get involved."
Tracy Varites
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2018
  • Degree: Cultural Studies
"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."