41 Facts About Rutgers University


Rutgers University, officially Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a public land-grant research university consisting of four campuses in New Jersey.

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For most of its existence, Rutgers was a private liberal arts college but it has evolved into a coeducational public research university after being designated The State University of New Jersey by the New Jersey Legislature via laws enacted in 1945 and 1956.

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The Grammar School, today the private Rutgers University Preparatory School, was a part of the college community until 1959.

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Rutgers University College became the land-grant college of New Jersey in 1864 under the Morrill Act of 1862, resulting in the establishment of the Rutgers University Scientific School, featuring departments of agriculture, engineering, and chemistry.

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Rutgers University created the New Jersey College for Women in 1918, and the School of Education in 1924.

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Later, University College was founded to serve part-time, commuting students and Livingston College (1969) was created by the Rutgers Trustees, ensuring that the interests of ethnically diverse New Jersey students were met.

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In 1971, the governor's office separated Rutgers Medical School from Rutgers University and made it part of New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry, and many faculty left the medical school, including the dean of the medical school, Dr Dewitt Stetten, who later became the director of the National Institutes of Health.

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Rutgers University agreed to rebuild the seminary in exchange for the land it gave up.

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In 2013, Rutgers University changed part of its alma mater, "On the Banks of the Old Raritan.

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Rutgers University invited multiple notable alumni from around the world to the celebration.

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In November 2016, Rutgers University released research findings that revealed "an untold history of some of the institution's founders as slave owners and the displacement of the Native Americans who once occupied land that was later transferred to the college.

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Rutgers University is charged with implementing "board policies with the help and advice of senior administrators and other members of the university community.

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Governance at Rutgers University rests with a board of trustees consisting of 41 members, and a board of governors consisting of 15 voting members: 8 appointed by the Governor of New Jersey and 7 chosen by and from among the board of trustees.

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The Busch Campus is noted as the home of Rutgers University' highly ranked Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, as well as the golf course and football stadium.

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Online degree programs at Rutgers University must meet the same academic expectations, in terms of both teaching and learning outcomes, as traditional on-campus programs.

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Rutgers University offers classes at several off-campus sites in affiliation with community colleges and other state colleges throughout New Jersey.

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The collaborative effort provides access to Rutgers University faculty teaching Rutgers University courses, at a convenient location, but it is one of the few programs that cater exclusively to the non-traditional student population.

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Rutgers University offers more than 100 distinct bachelor, 100 master, and 80 doctoral and professional degree programs across 175 academic departments, 29 degree-granting schools and colleges, 16 of which offer graduate programs of study.

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Rutgers University oversees several museums and collections that are open to the public.

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Rutgers University global offers more than 180 study and service-learning programs to more than 50 countries for all majors.

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Rutgers University developed water-soluble sustained release polymers, tetraploids, robotic hands, artificial bovine insemination, and the ceramic tiles for the heat shield on the Space Shuttle.

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Rutgers University is home to the RCSB Protein Data bank, 'an information portal to Biological Macromolecular Structures' cohosted with the San Diego Supercomputer Center.

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Rutgers University–Camden is home to the nation's PhD granting Department of Childhood Studies.

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Rutgers University is home to several National Science Foundation IGERT fellowships that support interdisciplinary scientific research at the graduate-level.

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Many Rutgers University students opt to rent apartments or houses off-campus within the city of New Brunswick.

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Rutgers University has a student government which controls funding to student groups.

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Rutgers University is home to chapters of many Greek organizations, and a significant percentage of the undergraduate student body is active in Greek life.

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The New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University has a chapter of the only active co-ed pre-medical fraternity, Phi Delta Epsilon, as of 2008.

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Rutgers University has held this tradition since 1999 and to date has raised in excess of $1.

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Rutgers University Day is a campus and community celebration held annually on the Camden, New Brunswick, and Newark campuses.

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The Rutgers University student publication Targum proposed that scarlet be adopted in May 1869, claiming that it was a striking color and because scarlet ribbon was easily obtained.

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At the time, the student humour magazine at Rutgers University was called Chanticleer, and one of its early arts editors, Ozzie Nelson was quarterback of the Rutgers University team from 1924 to 1926.

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Rutgers University is referred to as "the birthplace of college football" as the first intercollegiate football game was held on College Field between Rutgers and Princeton on November 6, 1869, in New Brunswick, New Jersey on a plot of ground behind where the present-day College Avenue Gymnasium now stands.

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Rutgers University won the game, with a score of 6 runs to Princeton's 4.

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In 1870, Rutgers University held its first intercollegiate competition, against the Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard, the then top-ranked amateur crew of the time.

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Since the start in 1864, Rutgers University has built a strong crew program consisting of heavyweight and lightweight men.

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Rutgers University currently fields 27 intercollegiate sports programs and is a Division I school as sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

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The 2006 football season saw Rutgers University being ranked within the Top 25 teams in major college football polls.

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Rutgers University decided to leave the American for the Big Ten Conference, effective July 1, 2014.

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Rutgers University surpassed Penn State as the Big Ten's easternmost school.

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On March 23, 2019, Nick Suriano and Anthony Ashnault won national titles for Rutgers University Wrestling and provided Rutgers University with their first 2 NCAA wrestling championships.

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