Rutgers University

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Old Queens, the oldest building at Rutgers University in New Brunswick © Zeete/cc-by-sa-4.0

Old Queens, the oldest building at Rutgers University in New Brunswick © Zeete/cc-by-sa-4.0

Rutgers University (RU), formally known as Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a public land-grant research university based in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Chartered in 1766, Rutgers was originally called Queen’s College. It is the eighth-oldest college in the United States, the second-oldest in New Jersey (after Princeton University), and one of the nine U.S. colonial colleges that were chartered before the American Revolution. In 1825, Queen’s College was renamed Rutgers College in honor of Colonel Henry Rutgers, whose substantial gift to the school had stabilized its finances during a period of uncertainty. For most of its existence, Rutgers was a private liberal arts college but it has evolved into a coeducational public research university after being designated The State University of New Jersey by the New Jersey Legislature via laws enacted in 1945 and 1956.

Rutgers today has three distinct campuses, located in New Brunswick (including grounds in adjacent Piscataway), Newark, and Camden. The university has additional facilities elsewhere in the state, including oceanographic research facilities at the New Jersey shore. Rutgers is also a land-grant university, a sea-grant university, and the largest university in the state. Instruction is offered by 9,000 faculty members in 175 academic departments to over 45,000 undergraduate students and more than 20,000 graduate and professional students. The university is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, the Association of American Universities and the Universities Research Association. Over the years, Rutgers has been considered a Public Ivy.

Rutgers-Newark Law and Justice Center © Mrtoren/cc-by-sa-3.0 'Rutgers' spelled out in hedge on College Avenue in New Brunswick © Tomwsulce Rutgers-Camden Law School © Mrtoren/cc-by-sa-3.0 Archibald S. Alexander Library at Rutgers-New Brunswick © Lacwal12/cc-by-sa-3.0 Graduate student housing at Rutgers-Camden © Hudconja/cc-by-sa-3.0 Old Queens, the oldest building at Rutgers University in New Brunswick © Zeete/cc-by-sa-4.0 Research Tower in Piscataway © Ekem/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Old Queens, the oldest building at Rutgers University in New Brunswick © Zeete/cc-by-sa-4.0
As of 2015, Rutgers offers a total of 11 fully online degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. An integral part of the institution’s academic fabric, and a priority in the university’s strategic development initiatives, these programs constitute, collectively, “Rutgers Online.” Online degree programs at Rutgers must meet the same academic expectations, in terms of both teaching and learning outcomes, as traditional on-campus programs. As of March 2020, a majority of courses are being conducted through remote instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rutgers offers classes at several off-campus sites in affiliation with community colleges and other state colleges throughout New Jersey. These partnerships are designed to enable students to achieve a seamless transfer to Rutgers, and to take all of their Rutgers classes in a select number of the most popular majors at the community college campus. The collaborative effort provides access to Rutgers faculty teaching Rutgers courses, at a convenient location, but it is also one of the few programs that cater exclusively to the non-traditional student population. Rutgers’ current partners include Atlantic Cape, Brookdale, Mercer, Morris, Camden, and Raritan Valley community colleges.

Rutgers study abroad program has been offering opportunities for international study for over 50 years. Rutgers global offers more than 180 study and service-learning programs to more than 50 countries for all majors. These programs range from short term summer programs to long term semester programs. Often scholarships and financial support is offered to students who wish to study abroad. Rutgers also hosts students from universities around the globe.

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