I’ve been relatively happy with Rutgers, it’s really become home for me by providing a sense of community I never had before and having really cool classes for my major. Rutgers also has its flaws, the biggest one for me being the chemistry department and ResLife not helping me with my roommate problems despite them also agreeing that she’s broken policy and violated rules.View more
The aspect of this school that I like the most is the fact that they accept everybody. That is why many think it is an easy school. However, after the first semester, most students find the school very difficult and challenging. This is when those students get filtered out and the ones who are willing to succeed continue the path.View more
It’s been a great first year and I think more than ever I feel even happier that I chose Rutgers as my university. The faculty is top of the line, the campus is surreal and over all it’s a great place to be. The entire atmosphere is uplifting. I think the only down sides that I can think of are the bus systems are hard to understand and the financial offices are a pain to deal with.View more
I double-majored in Political Science and Communication; really enjoyed my time studying both majors. I did not have a major at first but through lots of trials, a variety of classes, and help from professors and academic advisors, I found the two subjects I am most passionate about. So, don’t worry if you are undecided about what you want to study. I also participated in a lot of extra-curricular activities, my favourites being UNICEF, and dance class. The main aspect of Rutgers University is its large size, which may seem confusing and scary at first. The University has 4/5 campuses, and students travel to campuses using the university’s designated buses. Despite its large size, the university is perfect for students who like to try new things and meet different people. Classes can range from single-digit attendees to 100-200 students in a lecture hall. The school provides as much assistance as you need in terms of feeling included and informed about your education. Every campus has its own perks and reputation, there is never a moment that you’ll feel bored. Everything that you need is located on or near campus, from supermarkets, barbershops, libraries, movie theatres, chapels/religious spaces, museums, cafes, and recording/dance/art/production studios, to health centers, study rooms, lounge rooms, cultural centers, sports, athletics/fitness centers, swimming pools, dormitories, parks, animal farms, greenhouses, gardens, etc. Commodities such as parking lots, kitchens, lounges, and lockers to place belongings are also there for commuter students. Other necessities such as banks, pharmacies, restaurants, gas stations, and medical hospitals are located downtown which is a walk or bus ride away from campus. The university is also next to NJ Transit, a train ride away from Trenton, and New York City.View more
There are many different programs and majors that one can choose from. Students get to choose their variety of classes, the teachers are all great and are helping towards your academics and future career.View more
Pros: Professors make sure to create a friendly environment while learning so that everyone feels free to clarify whatever they want.
All the campuses of New Brunswick are very well connected by the Bus service. University even provides free bus service to the nearest Walmart on the weekends.
Cons: Doesn’t have the best administrative efficiencyView more
Large campus. Diverse fields of research, especially in science. Good funding. Great location, right between New York and Philadelphia. Great vibe to the university, a great variety of backgrounds of students.View more
Rutgers is not the best university in the world. With a huge student population, it is simply hard to fix everything. We do experience frustration from administration a lot. However, with 30,000 kids in NB (could be more), you can almost certainly find your crowd, no matter how niche you are, and Rutgers provides a wide range of majors to accompany with it. One thing tho, if u r a pure liberal arts maniac, probably need to think about it since it is still a huge state university.View more
I attended Douglas College, Rutgers University, back in 1984 – 1988. Coming from somewhat of a sheltered childhood, “MAN” the freedom and autonomy that came along with living on campus – could be compared to nothing else! So, I learned how to take care of myself, my responsibilities and best practices for living with roommates in what can be considered another sheltered environment. Still not sure if that experience helped or hindered my transition into the “real world.” However, if I had to do it all again, I would still attend Douglas College and live on campus.View more