Rutgers University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.47 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 20 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 5 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABA, + 14 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 49,428 (35,484 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 37% part-time, 63% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $18,346 in-state; $29,722 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.21 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2017

Great overall program with excellent career services, faculty support, and financial aid support. I love love love Bloustein.
4.21 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2017

pros: good career network and development programs. tons of workshops, surrounding rutgers community has lectures ALL the time - great ones too! cons: hard to find good advisors, if you need one
4.64 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

The policy program is a well rounded, practical application-focused experience. I've enjoyed it.
4.86 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2017

Bloustein offers the best graduate level public policy education available.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Understanding and supportive staff and faculty, well-connected career advisor Cons: There have been a few crimes near campus but Bloustein has employed a security guard in response
4.68 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

I am very satisfied with my Bloustein School education. There are opportunities to network with alumni, gain valuable internship experiences, and engage with professors about the most pressing public policy issues in New Jersey and nationally. The value associated with this program is second to none and I cannot imagine myself pursuing my MPP anywhere else.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

The competitiveness of this program is unmatched by other schools. There are students from around the nation and the world in the MPP program at Rutgers. The professors are the best in their fields and are always accessible for students for research or just support. The school is located in downtown New Brunswick, a few blocks from NJ Transit, and housing & apartments are always available.
4.39 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

Rutgers is a massive university, but the Bloustein School's MPP program is relatively small and tight-knit. MPP students will also often take classes with MCRP and MPAP students, so you get to hear the perspectives of individuals with related, but slightly different areas of study. The faculty are top-notch and always accessible, and the school makes it a point to be among the most diverse in the country. In fact, after Rutgers' recent entry into the Big 10, there are multiple reports that the other Big 10 schools were amazed at the diversity of RU. The fact that the school is located roughly halfway between NYC and Philadelphia is a huge help when trying to land internships and jobs. The Bloustein School has a fairly large alumni network with connections in government, non-profits, and the private sector in New Jersey, NYC, DC and numerous other state capitals and major cities. As far as the social scene is concerned, New Brunswick is known for its many bars/taverns, and Bloustein's grad students regularly hang out with one another. On the downside, the cost of living in NJ (and New Brunswick specifically) is a bit steep, but Bloustein's grad students regularly double and triple up in local apartments to make it more affordable. Highland Park (just to the north of New Brunswick) is a popular location for RU's grad students and professors to live. Also, some of the areas off-campus can be a bit sketchy, but this is true of colleges in virtually every city. RU has its own police department and New Brunswick is going through a bit of gentrification right now. I have never once felt unsafe walking the streets by myself. The Bloustein School overall has been a great experience thus far and I would recommend it to anyone looking into acquiring an MPP.
4.29 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

Great program quality, extremely supportive staff and a student community which offers lots of support and opportunity to make lifelong friends.
4.86 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

Great program and great classmates. I am happy with my decision to attend here!
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