Rutgers University-Newark Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.06 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 97 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 12,321 (8,170 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 55% part-time, 45% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $18,969 in-state; $30,777 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

Nowhere will you find a law school as rich in diversity as Rutgers. The network is vast, the faculty will astound you with their extensive knowledge and experience (but humble approachability). There is always something to do, whether a purely social gathering or an enlightening debate on some political controversy. Students and faculty are extremely liberal, sometimes to the detriment of conservative students and the flow of a balanced discussion. It's Newark, so walking alone at night is unwise, but public transportation is abundant. The surrounding poverty, though an obvious contributor to the moderately high crime rate, provides ample opportunity for pro bono and community-oriented legal work. If your expectations are low, you will be pleasantly surprised. If your expectations are high, they'll be easily met by this high-quality diamond-in-the-rough institution.
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros - Large school with multiple knowledgeable faculty. Access to University hospital. Not as expensive as private schools. Staff members have been available for the most part when help was necessary with issues in classes, or anything else related to the program. Cons - In a bad neighborhood and students often get robbed or attacked. Poor security in the school surroundings. In the Master's program for nurse practitioners, you have to find your own clinical site for the required clinical hours, which is a big pain. I did not know about this until it was time to take a clinical class. Other schools find the clinical sites for you.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

The cost for the quality of education is great, especially when there is a law school down the street that charges double the tuition.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2017

The professors here are very nice. They care the study and life of their students. Research support is sufficient with a lot of seminars. Transportation is not bad here. The biggest problem here might be safety. Occasionally, we can receive emails about robbery and theft. Minor cons are expensive food in school.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2013

Rutgers' School of Criminal Justice provided access and mentoring from some of the leading criminologists in the world. It was a first-rate university for the study of crime and justice.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2013

The pros of the program are the diversity of the faculty.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2014

Rutgers-Newark is a great program. Unfortunately, the surrounding area of Newark is not so great. I carry mace with me when I walk from the parking garage to class. The work load is not overbearing, but is definitely what one would expect at a graduate level.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

My department has been very supportive in helping me prepare for a career in research.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Rutgers University-Newark is the most diverse university with prestigious reputation in the US, but there is not much to do in Newark and surrounding areas.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

We are very lucky in our department as graduate students we get 5 years of guaranteed funding. We have opportunities to teach our own classes in the winter and the summer sessions. In addition, our department is a very supportive, cohesive bunch of graduate students and faculty. This results in a wonderful atmosphere to learn and work in!
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