Rutgers University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (51)
Amazing college Good ranks Good learning Fabulous professors
Rutgers was close to home and a great school to continue my education. The faculty and professors were wonderful and actually seemed to care about the students and the other students were friendly.
I was raised in a middle class family in an area with very little diversity. I was thrilled to attend Rutgers because I felt that it would expose me to a broader culture. This anticipated social experience turned out to be the only positive aspect of my experience at this school. The class sizes were too large (auditoriums) and it was consistently difficult to hear what the professors were saying. Often, their heavy accents made understanding their lectures impossible. Nobody in my class could make sense of what the TA's delivered either as they were graduate students who did not seem to have mastered the art of communication. I had to teach myself everything. My dorm room had mold and I was sick for months while waiting for a transfer to another room. The financial aid office regularly made errors in student's accounts which became known as the "RU-screw" among my peers. Freshmen were not allowed to bring their cars if they lived on campus, but the campus was so large that we had to rely on a bus system to attend class. This bus system was always off-schedule and inefficient. Every dining hall except Douglass offered unsavory, unhealthy foods. The dean of my school presented himself in the beginning of the year as someone who students could make an appointment with and communicate with, yet the one time that I met with him he was rude and impatient and nothing was accomplished during the conversation. I truly felt as though this school was too concerned with its graduate work to really take the undergraduate students seriously. Professors seemed more often to act condescending with an underlying generalization that undergraduates at this school were a silly, drunken lot without any dignity. Of course this was very untrue within my circle. Needless to say I did not continue with this institution. I entered the working world instead and moved quickly to management. Now I seek a career change and I am back in school but certainly not at Rutgers. I am shocked at Rutgers' great reviews and feel that my experience is underrepresented as I was absolutely not alone in my sentiments while in attendance.
Rutgers is one of the top funded universities for research in the country. I could not have asked for a better learning experience and the cancer research opportunity I was blessed to have gotten based on my area of study at Rutgers. Of course the general biology and chemistry classes were a bit big but even then I was able to get help from instructors and learning assistants from different science departments. I especially loved the smaller classes I was able to take as I got into my upper level genetics courses and labs, the major specific classes were taught by extraordinary professors and researchers. I currently work in an OR at hospital to save money to apply to PA or a genetic counseling program next year, I strongly believe I was able to get the job I have now based on my academic background and prestige I am given from the Rutgers genetic program.
Rutgers University has taught me many wonderful lessons. Rutgers University in New Brunswick is a big campus, it taught me how to navigate on my own in a big world. It has taught me to be a responsible young adult with managing my classes and being on my own. But most importantly, I have gained valuable leadership experience through being in various extra-curricular activities.
Great university, filled with variety. Many different types of people to meet and opportunities to take part of. There is literally something for everyone, whether it be a class to take or an extracurricular club to participate in.
It's a big school but some departments have programs to help good kids get the attention they need. For example, both the Math and CS departments have prestigious honors tracks. They also both let qualified undergrads take graduate courses, which can be very valuable.
I enjoyed most of my classes and I think I received as good an education as any library student.
Mason Gross is a tough school, but it teaches you a lot of valuable skills for the real world. I appreciated getting knowledge in all aspects of theatre, and how much I actually got to stage manage shows.
Rutgers has a tremendous amount of resources, but more importantly, io has great fellow students. More than just a research university, the faculty and staff greatly support you if you want to accomplish something big beyond the typical course work. The one drawback is that it's difficult to know who you should work with if you want to build cross-curricular skills (READ: tech and entrepreneurial opportunities), but if you really care, you'll do the leg work.