Rutgers University Reviews
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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