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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.

2022/2023 Placement

Host Payment

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

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

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

  • African American Studies
  • African Languages
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Physics
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Biomedical Science
  • Botany/Plant Sciences
  • Caribbean Studies
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Studies
  • Comparative Literature
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • European Studies
  • French
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • History
  • Human Resource Management
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Jewish Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Medieval/Renaissance Studies
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Molecular Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Nutrition
  • Oceanography
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy Studies
  • Russian
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Visual Arts
  • Women and Gender Studies


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 / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 09/07/21

  • 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 Students
  • Estimated cost: $8896.5.
  • 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 students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 18

Financial Aid - Host Payment
For Host Payment 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 Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

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

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Admission Fee $75 Year Host Mandatory
NSE Program Fee $200 Year Host Mandatory
Housing Deposit $200 Year Host Mandatory

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

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 09/07/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 85% living on campus
  • Double: $8100
  • 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
  • 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

Notes About Meal Plans
The meal plan is required for on-campus housing.


Campus Links


Figures per Semester are current as of 09/07/21

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $903 Year Host Pay Optional


  • Immunization before residence hall move in
  • Health / accident insurance

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