Rutgers University Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.99 out of 5.0)
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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 5 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ALA, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 50,146 (36,168 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 38% part-time, 62% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $18,984 in-state; $30,792 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

It is very hands on and you learn how to do assessment and to become a therapist. The professors are very connected to the students and they provide immense support.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

My graduate program has given me greater insight into the ways of teaching and learning in Early Childhood Education. I wish I had been able to learn more about cultural relevant teaching and want to be able to teach college students more about that after I graduate.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

From the clinical experiences offered to the warmth of the faculty and staff, class options, and cohort support, I know that I made the right decision to attend GSAPP.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2016

Very experienced faculty but at times they can be difficult to get a hold of and there is no real advising program to help you through the process. Great program but not a lot of diversity in classes to choose from and faculty or students.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros are the variety of elective courses and the biostatistics option. The cons are the classes are not very diverse.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2014

Rutgers has a fairly large physics department, with a variety of faculty members involved in cutting edge research. There are plenty of opportunities for research in both experiment and theory.
3.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

The best thing about this program - you will learn how to treat some of this country's sickest patients. You will conditions here that you will not see in patients who have access to healthcare. You will see trauma. Overall, this school gives you an incredible platform to become a phenomenal doctor. You will learn how hospitals run, scrub in the OR, deliver babies, and suture wounds. Everything is very hands on - the more you want to be involved, the more you can see and do. If you want to work hard and really learn a great deal, this place is great!
2.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2014

With the recent acquisition of the Robert Wood Johnson and New Jersey Medical Schools, Rutgers is definitely on its way to becoming a top-tier research institution. However, they need to better integrate the graduate schools, so that transfer of courses is simpler and easier to accomplish. As students have a variety of interests, some of which might expand outside their field of study, Rutgers needs to be more supportive of such interdisciplinary study. For example, many nursing programs and public health programs have class topics that probably overlap, such as research, program evaluation and epidemiology. I think there should be a more symbiotic relationship between programs that have similar courses and similar student interests.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

At Rutgers Geography, we work with a highly qualified set of academic faculty who are leaders in their discipline. Their research informs their teaching and their general scholarship is cutting edge. Two things stand out in the pedagogy :- a) the use of modern pedagogy, for example, flipping the classroom strategy. Through this method we work with the surrounding communities and the state, as clients to change lives and ensure positive differences in the challenges impacting the people of New Jersey. We are therefore not stuck in a classroom setting. b) access to a wide cross section of faculty who are applying varying epistemology and ontology to explain and explore their academic interests and challenges/problems facing modern societies . Being able to pursue courses in any department without an obstacle has broadened my understanding of the phenomenon I study - food security. Finally, being able to take certificate programs free of charge which are not related to my degree is an added benefit - leadership and teaching certificates are but two I have pursued over a three years period. Kudos to Rutgers Geography!
4.63 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: I majored in MSMF in Rutgers. It is a top ranked program in America. The faculty is good in general and career service is pretty nice, they teach the students practical skills to find a job. Cons: Living on campus is very convenient but living condition is not that satisfied since housing fee is high. When I first moved in, the lamp on the wall in my bedroom was broken and I didn't have a window-shades. Housing maintenance was not that efficient and it took 3 days to have my lamp changed and 8 days to have my window-shades fixed.
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