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Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences

New Brunswick, NJ


About This Campus

Chartered as one of the original "colonial colleges" by King George III in 1766 and originally named "Queen's College, Rutgers is the eighth oldest in the nation. While the University has developed into a major research and graduate studies institution, Rutgers maintains a tradition of commitment to undergraduate education. The School of Arts and Sciences is the undergraduate school for liberal arts and sciences on the Rutgers-New Brunswick/Piscataway campus. Rutgers is the largest state university in New Jersey and one of the top-ranked public universities nationwide. With more than 800 faculty and over 70 different majors, the School of Arts and Sciences brings excellence in teaching to a world-class research institution.

Location Information

Rutgers is located in the heart of central New Jersey. We have all the local amenities you would expect to find in a city, and we are within easy commuting distance of New York City.

2019/2020 Placement

Host Payment (A)

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Campus Links

Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

Location | New Brunswick
Population | 60,000
Enrollment | 41,000
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | N/A
Term Dates
Fall | 09/03-12/23
Spring | 01/21-05/13

Campus Diversity

White | 48%
Black | 10%
Hispanic/Latino | 12%
Asian | 23%
Native/1st Nation | 0%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 0%
Other | 7%
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-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs
accounting, business analytics, communication, criminal justice, dance, engineering, exercise science, finance, food science, information technology and informatics, journalism/mass media, management, marketing, medical technology,music performance, nursing, pharmacy, physician assistant, social work, supply chain management, theater arts(BFA), urban planning, visual arts (BFA), all study abroad programs.

chemistry, computer science, economics, all life sciences, visual arts, theater, entomology, meteorology

Notable Academic Programs

  • Philosophy
  • English
  • Public Policy Studies

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Anthropology: Anthropology, Archaeology

Area Studies: African American Studies, American Studies, Asian Studies, Caribbean Studies, Chinese Studies (minor), Cinema and Cultural Studies, East Asian Literature/Studies, European Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Hispanic Studies, Japanse Studies (minor), Jewish Studies, Judaic Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Popular Culture, Puerto Rican Studies, Russian Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art History, Theater Art, Visual Arts

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Botany/Plant Sciences, Cell Biology, Entomology, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology

Business: Human Resource Management, Labor Studies

Chemistry: Chemistry, Molecular Biochemistry

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Criminology

Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Geology, Meteorology

Economics: Economics

Education: Educational Studies

English: Classical Studies, Comparative Literature, English, Film Studies, Linguistics, Literature

Environmental Studies: Ecology, Energy/Environmental Policy, Environmental Sciences

Food Science: Nutrition

Foreign Language: African Languages, Arabic (some courses), Chinese, Classical Languages, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese (some courses), Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

General Studies: Classical Studies, Gender Studies, Spanish Literature

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography, Planning

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Public Health

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science

Marine Sciences: Marine Biology, Marine Sciences, Oceanography

Mathematics: Biomathematics/Biometrics, Mathematics, Statistics

Medieval/Renaissance Studies: Medieval/Renaissance Studies

Military Sciences: Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, Naval ROTC

Performing Arts: Modern Dance, Music, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religion

Physics: Applied Physics, Astrophysics, Physics

Political Science: Political Science, Public Policy Studies

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Gender Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Students should expect to continue making adjustments in registration/course choices during the first week of each term.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Fall Only
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Not available
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 06/14/19.
  • Estimated cost: $7453.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment (Plan A) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 18
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 06/14/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee $75 Year Plan A Mandatory
NSE Program Fee $200 Year Plan A Mandatory
Housing Deposit $200 Year Plan A Mandatory
Health Insurance $903 Year Plan A Optional

Important Notes: Waiver of Health Insurance Fee requires proof of insurance.

Financial Aid

Host Payment (Plan A)
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 002629

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/14/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 85% living on campus
  • Double: $7900
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living encouraged
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 5
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 5
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $0
  • Proximity to campus: 1
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Students should NOT plan on finding off-campus housing. Rentals are expensive and difficult to find in the New Brunswick area.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2480 per semester for 14 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
The meal plan is required for on-campus housing.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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