Rutgers University Reviews

3.65 out of 5 stars
(64 Reviews)
  • New Brunswick (NJ)
  • Annual Tuition: $31,282
83% of 64 students said this degree improved their career prospects
88% of 64 students said they would recommend this school to others
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3.9 out of 5 stars
Alexis Hutto - 12/4/2018
Degree: Sports Management
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Shrirang Ajvalia - 9/11/2018
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
2.9 out of 5 stars
Mercedes Safarpour - 9/7/2018
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Marilyn Wagner - 7/31/2018
Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 1993
"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."
3.9 out of 5 stars
Jason Branch - 7/11/2018
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Cherie M - 6/29/2018
Degree: Data Science
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
4.1 out of 5 stars
Andy G. - 6/27/2018
Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
3.1 out of 5 stars
Shawn Riley - 6/14/2018
Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Tracy Varites - 3/30/2018
Degree: Cultural Studies
Graduation Year: 2007
"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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Jennifer - 12/5/2017
Degree: Exercise Science
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."

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