Established in 1766, Rutgers University was founded with a mission to prepare its students to become good citizens and valuable members of society. Rutgers awards graduate and undergraduate degrees in various fields of study. Popular majors include Social Sciences, Communication, Psychology and Engineering. To get the most out of your college experience, Rutgers hosts numerous activities and programs. Student groups specifically designed for African-American students include Minority Business Student Association, Association of Black Journalists and historically black fraternities and sororities.

Location: Newark, NJ

Type of Institution: Four-year, public research university

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State: $5,178

     • Out-of-State: $11,838

Size: 58,000+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 8%

Percentage of Men: 50%

Percentage of Women: 50%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 14:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s

Colleges/Schools: Arts, Arts and Sciences, Environmental and Biological Sciences, Planning and Public Policy, Business, Communication and Information, Pharmacy, Engineering, Management and Labor Relations, Social Work, Nursing, Graduate School, Applied and Professional Psychology, Education, Criminal Justice, Public Affairs and Administration, University College

Housing: On-campus housing provided


     • Greek: Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Iota Phi Theta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Zeta Phi Beta

     • Others: Minority Business Student Association, Association of Black Journalist, Black Student Union, Black Voice/Carta Latina, NAACP

Famous Black Grads/Faculty: Bill Belamy, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Paul Robeson

City Life: Music festivals, farmers markets, museums, art galleries, shopping, theater/performing arts