Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--Camden

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406 Penn Street

Camden, NJ 08102

Phone: (856) 225-1766
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News rank Category Name
#24 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--Camden is a public institution that was founded in 1927. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,708, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 27 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--Camden's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 24. Its in-state tuition and fees are $13,348 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $26,908 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, embodies the historical development of higher education in the United States. From its colonial inception as Queen's College in 1766, the institution grew to become Rutgers College in 1825. In 1864 it was designated the state's land-grant institution. Assuming university status in 1924, it was further transformed by legislative acts in 1945, and in 1956 the institution became Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. 1989 marked another historic milestone when the university became a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), connoting its position as one of the major public comprehensive research universities in the U.S., and the only one of its kind in New Jersey. Rutgers' evolution is not yet complete. The New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act, passed by the New Jersey Senate and Assembly on June 28, 2012, and signed by Governor Chris Christie on August 22, 2012, integrates all units of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), except University Hospital in Newark and the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, into Rutgers effective July 1, 2013. As required by the Rutgers Law, the legislation needed approval of both the Rutgers Board of Governors and Rutgers Board of Trustees. Both boards approved the integration of Rutgers and UMDNJ at their November 19, 2012, meeting. Twelve functional teams with members from both universities are continuing their work to ensure a smooth operational integration on July 1, 2013. In carrying out its threefold mission of instruction, research and public service, Rutgers strives to uphold the following principles. (See also Appendix A, Mission Statement). To conduct fundamental and applied research, to train scholars, researchers and professionals, and to make knowledge available to students, scholars and the general public. To maintain its traditional strength in the arts and sciences, while simultaneously developing such new professional and career-oriented programs as are warranted by public interest, social need, and employment opportunities. To make its educational programs accessible to an appropriately broad student body. To extend its resources and knowledge to various sectors of the public, and to bring its special expertise to bear on the solution of public problems. In fulfilling its mission of service to the state of New Jersey, Rutgers maintains three main campuses in strategic regions of the state: Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick. In addition, through the extension agents of its agricultural experiment station, Rutgers has a presence in all 21 counties of New Jersey.

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School type public, coed college
Year founded 1927
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $64,555,600


When applying to Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--Camden, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--Camden is $65. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 62.5 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 62.5%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--Camden is 11:1, and the school has 31 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--Camden include: Psychology, General; Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; Accounting; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; and Business Administration and Management, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 81.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 11:1
4-year graduation rate 32%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Psychology, General 13%
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 8%
Accounting 7%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 7%
Business Administration and Management, General 7%

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Student Life

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--Camden has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,708, with a gender distribution of 45.1 percent male students and 54.9 percent female students. At this school, 20.2 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 79.8 percent of students live off campus. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--Camden is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 6,343
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--Camden offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--Camden also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--Camden.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--Camden, 73.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $9,146.

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In-state tuition and fees $13,348 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $26,908 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,906 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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