Rutgers University - Camden Reviews

  • 28 Reviews
  • Camden (NJ)
  • Annual Tuition: $33,812
100% of 28 students said this degree improved their career prospects
93% of 28 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Jameka Susie Gordon
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2017
  • Degree: Music
"Rowan Universitys graduate music composition department offers an immense amount of interaction between students and faculty. Students have the privilege of working one on one with professors who are currently on the cutting edge of research and performance. Rowans music department offers state of the art computers and musical software, as well as an enormous recording studio. Rowan is fully equipped with its own concert hall and immerse pipe organ as well as a smaller recital hall. My university is also welcoming and possesses a diverse student population. Previously this semester while attending class I was a victim of bullying and intimidation. This behavior was not allowed by the faculty and swiftly reprimanded . Rowan posses an office of Social Justice, Inclusion, and Conflict Resolution. I am a minority within my department because I am a woman of African heritage who is also a symphonic composer and conductor. I am member of the LGBTQ community, and i represent a spiritual minority as a folkloric musician. I feel safe at Rowan University to share my unique music and creative vision as a graduate composer. Here at this institution our differences are celebrated, and we are safe both inside and outside."
Sean Kauffman
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2017
  • Degree: Creative Writing
"I am enrolled in the MFA program in Creative Writing at Rutgers-Camden and it has exceeded my reputation. The campus itself is small and urban, on the margins of Philadelphia, but it's a vibrant gem full of cultural activity with a commitment to serving its community. My studies focus on poetry writing, and I have found Camden to be a welcoming and comfortable home for that literary art. Walt Whitman is buried in Camden and a statue of him is outside the student center, and I take workshops lead by poets at the top of their generation who have won major awards. One of the wonderful things is that many of my professors have a prior relationship to the campus or the local area, and t his is rare. Although Rutgers features elite faculty, the Camden campus is very small and so there is a sense of intimacy that I know does not exist in larger MFA programs in that almost all faculty and students know each other. The Writer's House, a renovated 18th century property, provides a central hub for literary activity as well as a suitable place to hold class and discuss literary issues. I cannot recommend the program enough."
Andrew S. Gayed
  • Reviewed: 3/2/2017
  • Degree: Law
"I attended and graduated law school from Rutgers University in Camden in 2010. Around the time I was a student, Rutgers-Camden started utilizing alternative metrics for purposes of accepting students. In other words, instead of using a student's LSAT score and GPA as a primary factor for determining acceptance, Rutgers would also use students' GMAT score in lieu of their LSAT. This gave opportunities to students to matriculate in law school, who may not otherwise be able to do so based on their LSAT. It was the only law school that I was aware of that was doing this. I am not sure if Rutgers-Camden is still doing this. At the time I was a student, Rutgers-Camden was ranked around 80th nationally. After I graduated, and during the economic recession, Rutgers-Camden's ranking dropped significantly. However, since then, Rutgers-Camden has merged with Rutgers-Newark becoming one centralized law school under one umbrella, and their rankings have improved dramatically. Prior to the merge, Rutgers-Camden law school and Rutgers-Newark law school were completely autonomous from one another, and treated as if they were two completely separate schools, although they shared the same Rutgers name. In terms of the campus, they had spent millions of dollars in renovations, building a new building for the new school when I was a student. I still get literature about the school in the mail, and they seem to be making positive moves garnering positive headlines. Overall, I would recommend Rutgers to anyone looking to go to law school in NJ."
Sarah Lindsay
  • Reviewed: 8/13/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"The program at Rutgers is great. It is the second largest school for clinical social work in the United States. However, the coordination surrounding their program was very poor. The financial disbursements/packages and scholarship packages were not even awarded to students until after the due date for the tuition bills."
Pamela Grant
  • Reviewed: 12/31/2015
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
"Rutgers University is an amazing school. I attribute many of my successes as an educator to the education I received at this university. The professors had a wealth of knowledge and passion for the content areas they taught. Not only did they provide me with the information I needed to be a teacher, they also modeled and exhibited the character traits associated with being a highly effective educator. I continue to keep in contact with my professors and administrators in the program. They continue to extend their advice and help any time I reach out. I would highly recommend this university to anyone interested in building positive rapports, learning beyond expectations, feeling challenged, finding success, and having the needed support to develop professionally and reach your goals."
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
"Great value for the education and school name on your degree."
Cartoune Romulus
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2015
  • Degree: Social Work
"pros: great faculty, great education, large diverse school. Cons: no social life, expensive, location."
Alix Campbell
  • Reviewed: 4/10/2015
  • Degree: Chemistry
"I have taken one masters level course so far, and the professor was great. She loved the material and wanted the students to love (and understand) the material. The downside to this program is that it does not offer summer classes."
Qawi Austin
  • Reviewed: 2/15/2015
  • Degree: MBA
"The professors are experienced professionals and create an experiential learning environment. The study abroad component offers a great experience in hands-on international business. The program is longer than most traditional MBA programs at 54 credits and core course offerings are limited in the summer. Career services could also improve the bridge between students and potential employers."
Alexandria Achille
  • Reviewed: 1/14/2015
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"The Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at Rutgers South Program is exceptional. I would never change my decision about choosing this program. The professors spend a lot of time putting work into their classes along with they do prepare a lot of time aside to help the students which is greatly appreciated."
Alexander Ruiz
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2014
  • Degree: Creative Writing
"The program itself is marvelous and wonderful, the campus kept surprisingly safe for the area, and the faculty is warm and challenging. The cost can be prohibitive if you aren't one of those lucky enough to snag an TA or GA position."
Alec Sherman
  • Reviewed: 11/28/2014
  • Degree: Business
"Easily accessible with a great faculty, however, it is way too expensive."
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2014
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Rutgers University in Camden has a great campus connection for students and faculty. The campus is small enough to closely get connected with students in your major and professors in your department of study. I became very friendly with most of the faculty and leadership in my department. I also as a transfer student enjoyed many courses in my major with a small core group students. My experience at Rutgers University in Camden was extremely positive and life changing. I would strongly recommend Rutgers University Camden Campus as a excellent University for any student."
Kasey Tomasso
  • Reviewed: 7/24/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"I had a hard time communicating with administration in the Social Work department. Many calls went unanswered and voicemails left unreturned. It was very frustrating. As a single mom who is attending graduate school full time and working part time, my time is valuable."
Henry Austin
  • Reviewed: 7/21/2014
  • Degree: MBA
"The program is both challenging and competitive while presenting a dynamic learning experience. Unfortunately, Camden, NJ is not considered one of the safest cities in the country."
Alex Flitter
  • Reviewed: 6/19/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"The pros of the graduate program are that the tuition is somewhat low and the professors are quite knowledgeable. The cons are that the campus is not in a good neighborhood and student parking is very far off campus"
Alex Flitter
  • Reviewed: 5/26/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"The pros is that it provides an affordable education and the professors are generally very knowledgeable. The cons are that the campus is in a poor location that parking is very far off campus. Therefore you have to walk through a bad neighborhood to get to the parking lot."
Brianna Soreth
  • Reviewed: 4/24/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"Rutgers Camden provides a small school atmosphere with big benefits. The name of rutgers allows for many opportunities to work with other programs and institutions. The faculty and staff at Rutgers work diligently to ensure that students have important instruments needed and work to have up to date technology on campus."
Keith Dancy
  • Reviewed: 1/8/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"The school has a great network of professionals but the area the school is surrounded by has a high crime rate."
Nicole Jackson
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2013
  • Degree: MBA
"My graduate program is well known and a great value. The staff is very understanding of students' professional and life schedules and very accommodating. Most students are part time and work full time and its easy to relate to each other."