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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4.3 out of 5 stars
Jin Jong - 8/6/2014
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2014
"I highly recommend Rutgers University specifically for the profession of pharmacy. I felt like the diversity of having a range of majors (not all pharmacy) within the same campus helped to develop an open-minded view and interact greatly with other students. I learned a lot from my courses with the exception of the general sciences where class sizes were 200+ which made it difficult to gain classroom interaction (which is the type of learning I benefit from). The campus is full of excitement, with so many things to do and activities to become involved in. The New Brunswick campus is huge so there transportation is provided from campus to campus however, it can be difficult with peak hours and a lot of students trying to get to classes at once. The dorms are getting better but space is getting more limited. The newly developed dorms are very nice (e.g. BEST, Livi Apts). I miss the dining halls too. A lot of diverse foods each day, buffet style, so I'd always eat a lot! But then there are easily accessible gyms as well. I couldn't be happier with my time at Rutgers except the fact that I have yet to find a job. I believe that has more to do with my own actions rather than Rutgers however, Rutgers could have tried to prep students more with career seeking advice."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Juhi Mawla - 8/6/2014
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2014
"Rutgers University is a huge university. The experience is what you make of it. You have to be very proactive and get involved. You can very easily feel lost in a big swarm of students. It is IMPORTANT to join a community whether it be professional or just for fun. Make sure you take a balanced set of classes that can provide you a set of hard/technical skills but also an appreciation of the world. The opportunities at Rutgers are limitless but that can make it seem overwhelming. Join a community or even form a community. Be a part of something, I cannot stress this enough. As for the Public Health degree program, if you ultimate aim is to work for a non-profit,government or clinical care this degree program is for you. If not, major in something else and minor in the program because the department is not equipped to help you if you are not planning to go into policy, non-profits, academia or medicine. Don't get me wrong, I loved my major and what I studied but I realized that going into policy, non-profits, academia or medicine is not ultimately what I want to do. I would've been better off taken classes that taught me hard skills (video editing, marketing, programming) and reading on public health topics in books myself."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Jennifer Sophia Paul - 8/5/2014
Degree: Laboratory Technician
Graduation Year: 2012
"This program was very intense but all worth it. The instructors cared a lot about the students and spent a lot of their time reviewing the materials with them. As a result, the majority of the students were able to pass the board exams. It was such a great program!"
2.3 out of 5 stars
Elizabeth Sloan - 5/19/2014
Degree: Animal Science
Graduation Year: 2007
"Too large, it's up to you not to fall through the cracks. Too many core requirements are pointless liberal arts courses. Very little career training."

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