6 Facts About Rutgers

1. In 1946, enrollment at Rutgers exploded to 3,200 students, many of them supported by the GI bill.

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2. The Land Grant status of Rutgers was due to a mathematician and George Cook (of Cook College).

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3. In 1989, Rutgers became a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities.

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4. As of Fall 2015, Rutgers offers a total of 11 fully online degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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

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

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