Rutgers University Graduate Program Reviews

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92%
of students recommend
(3.98 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 281 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

2.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2014

It was difficult to feel like a part of the school while attending part-time as a graduate student.
3.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2013

It was a large school, and sometimes it was hard to get individual help. I am very independent and graduated due to my own determination and persistence. Many people who started with or before me did not finish their dissertations.
2.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Library Science
Graduation Year: 2014

As it was the fourth school I attended and my course work was online, I would not say it was the best school I have attended. I felt very disconnected as a student. I found the graduate experience to be more business like and less inclusive. As an undergrad, I was a part of things on campus and had a lot of opportunities to join things, network, and experience the school's culture. As a graduate student, almost none of that was the case. As an online student, I feel that little to no effort was made on the school's part to counteract the distance and lack of in-person-ness I felt and experienced.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2006

Left prepared however the same professor taught too many courses on a topic. Would have liked more variety to get multiple perspectives.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I went to Rutgers for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. It was a great place to learn and grow as long as you as a student are ready to be one of many in a class. Successful RU students are vocal in class and unafraid to ask for help when needed. The Rutgers master's has propelled my career in Education. Without it, I would not have my job today. I highly recommend getting a master's degree at RU.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

In my first year the most life changing course for me was diversity and oppression and the professor who taught the course I believe added to the quality of the course. It gave me answers to questions I had been wrestling with before I started my study. I would highly recommend this course to anyone even if they do not intend to pursue social work. The course equips us with enough information to give us insight about the way things are right now and definitely in light of the recent violence that have gripped the United States. It sheds light on race/ethnicity and puts these tense topic in perspectives. In other words it goes to the root causes instead of sugar coating the issues.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017

I have found all of the courses I have taken to be very rewarding. I am working part time at Parsons Brinckerhoff and have discovered that much of my school work has been not just applicable, but also very helpful in my professional work.
2.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros - Valuable courses (relevant in the real world) Lots of options on courses to take Mix of MSc and MBA courses Cons - Availability of courses on a semester basis is poor (some courses only available once in a year-two years) Inconvenient offerings of some courses (only offered in the summer) Very expensive for out of state students
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017

The Bloustein School is situated between two of America's greatest cities: Philadelphia and New York. Proximity to such dynamic spaces really allows for a plethora of internship and academic opportunities. While the idea of Central Jersey isn't always the most enticing (to be honest), it really has grown on me. My classmates are inspiring, positive, and extremely supportive. Honestly, I can't imagine being anywhere else.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Overall, the program is strong. Students should take advantage of the fact that its so close to NYC. Rutgers has a stronger international development program outside of Bloustein but they are trying. I wish they invested more in the international program and did more with the UN. Such a shame they are not leveraging their connections.
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