Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Admissions

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, often referred to as Rutgers, is a public research university founded in 1776 with campuses in New Brunswick, Piscataway, Camden, and Newark, New Jersey. The university offers education to 43,967 undergraduate students and 14,821 postgraduate students. Rutgers is most notable for its graduate studies in  Philosophy, Geography, Mathematics, Literature, Physics, Science Engineering, Art History, and English.

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Admission To-Do List

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Supporting materials
  • Current test results
  • Personal Statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • English Proficiency Exam scores
  • High school transcript
  • SAT or ACT (with writing) scores
  • College transcript(s)
  • Self-Reported Academic Record
  • Online Application


Writing Supplement:
The personal statement is a 500 word essay on why you are interested in applying to your program. Your program may have more specific requirements for what your personal statement should contain. See more

Application Deadlines

October 1
Spring, undergraduate
February 1
Fall, undergraduate
Visit this link for a list of graduate programs
See "Requirements and Deadlines for individual info", graduate

Famous Graduates

Henry Rutgers

War hero and Philanthropist

Joshua Gros

retired soccer player

Advice on Personal Statement for Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Admissions

The Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey personal statement is a 500 word essay that describes why the applicant is applying to this specific university and program. Every program has different requirements for what they want the personal statement to include. Mostly though, the personal statement is an introduction to the committee so they can learn more about who the applicant is and what they can bring to the program. Applicants should write their essay in a word processing program first and have other people proofread it to spot any errors.