Rutgers is delivering opportunities and experiences that enrich more than 69,000 students. Through a wide range of degree programs taught by distinguished faculty who offer flexible and unique learning challenges, Rutgers is contributing to the success of our students in many ways.
Rutgers–Newark celebrates the opening of Life Sciences Center II, a $59 million science facility decades in the making. The facility broadens the university’s capacity as a talent pipeline for women and minorities in science and enhances support for community-based research that has an impact in Greater Newark.
The pioneering precollege program to mentor underserved, promising students from Rutgers’ host cities that starts in middle school celebrated its first graduating class. Students in the program who get accepted into Rutgers are rewarded with free tuition.
Mussab Ali isn't waiting for someone else to make a difference. At 21, he is the youngest person elected to the Jersey City Board of Education in his hometown. “I don’t think my generation has time to wait,” Ali says. “It’s time to step up and really represent our interests.” Watch the video.
Shaheena Shahid has tutored orphans in Peru, India, and Jordan; taught English to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon; and instructed young Moroccan girls on self-defense techniques. Meet the Rutgers Graduate School of Education student who is committed to elevating human rights for underserved communities around the world.
The success of the groups comprised of students from across the university—including Rutgers University–New Brunswick's Honors College, School of Engineering, and Rutgers Business School—sets a historic benchmark. It is the first time that two teams from the same university won top honors in Hult Prize regional competitions.
Rutgers University–Camden student A.J. Arnold, a member of the transgender community, serves as the voice of South Jersey March for Our Lives.
“As one of the survivors of the Parkland shooting said, it’s not an issue of gayness or whiteness or whatever. ALL young people are at risk,” says Arnold, a sociology major at the university and a 2017 graduate of Collingswood High School.
Students from Rutgers locations in New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden visited lawmakers to seek continued federal funding support for education grants. Rutgers students benefit from a variety of federal aid programs totaling more than $400 million, including Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Federal Work-Study, and Direct Loans. Nearly 18,000 students receive Pell Grants, which provide $77 million toward their educational costs.
One film showcases the choice Muslim-American make to wear the traditional headscarf; another depicts the fantasy of a writer who falls in love at a diner. The movies, written and produced by two teams of Rutgers students, were screened during the 12-day event in the famed resort city on the French Riviera.