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Rutgers University–New Brunswick

An Academic Powerhouse Serving New Jersey and the World

The historic birthplace and flagship of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is also the leading public university in New Jersey, a top 25 public national university, and a top 100 world university. Explore the rankings below.

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# 1 Public University in New Jersey

U.S. News & World Report: America's Best Colleges

Standings in New Jersey
# 1 public national university
# 1 public national university, freshman retention rate
# 1 public national university, undergraduate business
# 1 public national university, undergraduate engineering
# 1 public national university, veterans

Top 25 Public University in the Nation

  • U.S. News & World Report
  • The Business Journals: Rankings of U.S. Public Colleges
  • Academic Ranking of World Universities (China)
  • Center for World University Rankings (United Arab Emirates)
  • CWTS Leiden Ranking (The Netherlands)

Top 100 World University

  • Center for World University Rankings (United Arab Emirates)
  • CWTS Leiden (The Netherlands)
  • Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings (U.K.)

America's Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report: America's Best Colleges

# 22 in the nation, public national universities
# 62 in the nation, all national universities

Washington Monthly College Guide and Rankings

# 22 in the nation, public national universities

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education: The Top U.S. Colleges

# 34 in the nation, public schools

College Factual: Best Colleges

# 33 in the nation, public schools

Forbes: America's Top Colleges

# 32 in the nation, public schools

The Business Journals: Rankings of U.S. Public Colleges

# 23 in the nation

Princeton Review

Best 385 Colleges
Best Colleges, Region by Region–Best Northeastern

Best Value in Higher Education

Forbes: Best Value Colleges

# 29 in the nation, public colleges

Money: Best Colleges for Your Money 2019

# 50 in the nation
# 34 public school in the nation

Standout in Providing Access to Education

New York Times College Access Index: Top Colleges Doing the Most for the American Dream

# 32 in the nation
# 12 public school in the nation

Transfer Students Choose Rutgers

U.S. News & World Report: America's Best Colleges–Most Transfer Students (Transferring to Rutgers)

#1 in the Big Ten
# 32 in the nation

Best for Vets

Military Times Edge: Best for Vets

# 13 in the nation, 4-year institutions

College Factual: Top Colleges for Veterans

# 14 in the nation

Best Graduate Schools and Programs

U.S. News & World Report: Top 50, Best Graduate Schools

# 1 in the nation, History–African-American
# 1 in the nation, School Library Media
# 1 in the nation, History–Women’s
# 6 in the nation, Digital Librarianship
# 6 in the nation, Library Services for Children and Youth
# 7 in the nation, Library and Information Studies
# 8 in the nation, Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
# 8 in the nation, Library Information Systems
# 10 in the nation, Fine Arts–Painting and Drawing
# 10 in the nation, Urban Policy
# 12 in the nation, Business—Supply Chain Logistics
# 15 in the nation, English
# 17 in the nation, Online Master’s Business (excluding M.B.A.)
# 17 in the nation, Social Work
# 20 in the nation, Fine Arts
# 21 in the nation, History
# 21 in the nation, Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
# 22 in the nation, Mathematics
# 28 in the nation, Physics
# 28 in the nation, Sociology
# 34 in the nation, Computer Engineering
# 37 in the nation, Computer Science
# 38 in the nation, Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engineering  
# 40 in the nation, Business–Part-time M.B.A.
# 40 in the nation, Statistics
# 41 in the nation, Clinical Psychology
# 42 in the nation, Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering
# 45 in the nation, Biomedical Engineering/Bioengineering
# 45 in the nation, Political Science
# 46 in the nation, Chemical Engineering
# 46 in the nation, Materials Engineering
# 47 in the nation, Economics
# 47 in the nation, Mechanical Engineering
# 47 in the nation, Public Affairs
# 50 in the nation, Civil Engineering
# 50 in the nation, Education

Bloomberg Businessweek: Best Business Schools, Full-Time M.B.A., Rutgers Business School

# 1 in New Jersey
# 1 public school in New York/New Jersey metro region
# 3 in New York/New Jersey metro region (Columbia, NYU, Rutgers)
# 28 public school in the nation
# 20 public school in the nation, compensation
# 61 in the nation

Financial Times: Americas and Asia-Pacific Top 25 Business Schools

# 24 in the Americas, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick
# 19 in the nation, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick
# 6 public university in the nation, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick
# 1 public university in the Northeast, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick

Financial Times: Executive M.B.A.

# 84 in the world, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick
# 30 in the nation, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick
# 11 public university in the nation, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick

Poets & Quants: Best EMBAs in New York Metro

#4 in New York metro region (Columbia, Cornell, NYU, Rutgers Business School)
#1 public university in New York metro region

Financial Times: Executive Education

# 52 in the world, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick
# 13 in the nation, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick
# 5 public university in the nation, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick

QS Global MBA Rankings

# 46 in the nation, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick
# 23 public university in the nation, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick

Princeton Review

Best 294 Business Schools, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick

QuantNet: Best Financial Engineering Programs

# 18 in the nation, Quantitative Finance (MQF)
# 20 in the nation, Mathematical Finance (MSMF)

Planetizen: Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs

# 3 in the nation, Rutgers’ Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Hollywood Reporter

# 22 in the world, Top 25 Graduate Schools for an Acting Degree, Rutgers' Mason Gross School of the Arts

Best Undergraduate Schools and Programs

College Factual: Best Colleges Ranking by Major

# 2 Human Resource Management
# 2 Social Work
# 3 Health Professions
# 4 Nutrition Science
# 6 Information Science
# 6 Biological and Biomedical Sciences
# 6 General Biology
# 6 Natural Resource Management
# 6 Public Health
# 8 Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
# 9 Music
# 10 Animal Science
# 10 Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology
# 11 Cell Biology and Anatomical Sciences
# 11 Food Science Technology
# 11 General Agriculture
# 13 Urban Studies
# 14 Chemistry
# 19 Industrial Engineering
# 20 Computer Information Systems
# 21 Agricultural Engineering
# 22 Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology
# 22 General Psychology
# 22 Natural Resources and Conservation
# 22 Statistics
# 24 Fine and Studio Arts
# 24 Romance Languages

Money: 50 Best Colleges for Business Majors

# 33 in the nation
# 8 public school in the nation

Poets & Quants: Best Undergraduate Business Programs

# 20 public school in the nation

Hollywood Reporter

# 7 in the world, The Top 25 Undergraduate Drama Schools, Rutgers' Mason Gross School of the Arts

Backstage Magazine

25 Amazing Acting Colleges You Should Know, Rutgers' Mason Gross School of the Arts

Diversity University

U.S. News & World Report

Among all national universities ranked by U.S. News & World Report, Rutgers University–New Brunswick ties for 31st in diversity, and among AAU public institutions in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, is topped in diversity only by University of California schools. Among Big Ten schools, Rutgers University–New Brunswick ranks first in diversity.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Top 100 Degree Producers

# 5 in the nation, doctoral degrees, professional practice, conferred to minority students across all disciplines
# 13 in the nation, doctoral degrees, research and scholarship, conferred to minority students across all disciplines
# 23 in the nation, baccalaureate degrees conferred to minority undergraduates across all disciplines
# 26 in the nation, master's degrees conferred to minority undergraduates across all disciplines

Association of American Medical Colleges

# 6 in the nation, supplying 15 or more African-American applicants to U.S. medical schools

Campus Pride Index: Best of the Best LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges and Universities

Top 30 LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges and Universities

Top World University

Academic Ranking of World Universities (China) by Subject

# 14 in the world, # 11 in the nation, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
# 16 in the world, # 11 in the nation, Mathematics
# 18 in the world, # 15 in the nation, Communication
# 25 in the world, # 4 in the nation, Food Science and Technology
# 31 in the world, # 15 in the nation, Oceanography
# 35 in the world, # 11 in the nation, Geography
# 38 in the world, # 24 in the nation, Management
# 41 in the world, # 29 in the nation, Statistics
Top 75 in the World: Business Administration, Computer Science and Engineering, Finance, Library and Information Science, Political Science, Psychology
Top 100 in the World: Atmospheric Science, Biological Sciences, Education, Environmental Science and Engineering

Center for World University Rankings (United Arab Emirates)

# 48 in the world
# 32 in the nation
# 13 public university in the nation

CWTS Leiden Ranking of Scientific Impact (The Netherlands)

# 89 in the world
# 33 in the nation
# 20 public university in the nation
Top 100 in the world: Biomedical and Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities

Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings (U.K.)

Top 100 in the world

Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject (U.K.)

# 22 in the world, # 12 in the nation, Architecture
# 36 in the world, # 15 in the nation, Art, Performing Arts, Design
# 36 in the world, # 15 in the nation, Languages, Literature, Linguistics
# 38 in the world, # 15 in the nation, History, Philosophy, Theology
# 39 in the world, # 16 in the nation, Arts and Humanities
# 65 in the world, # 25 in the nation Geography
# 75 in the world, # 35 in the nation Communications and Media Studies
# 85 in the world, # 39 in the nation Sociology
# 89 in the world, # 40 in the nation Politics and International Studies
# 90 in the world, # 40 in the nation Social Sciences

QS World University Rankings by Subject (U.K.)

Top 100 in the World: Agriculture and Forestry, Arts and Humanities, English Language and Literature, Library and Information Management (# 14 in the world), Linguistics, Mathematics, Philosophy (# 2 in the world)

U.S. News & World Report: Best Global Universities by Subject

Top 100 in the World: Agricultural Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Biology and Biochemistry, Chemistry, Economics and Business, Environment and Ecology, Geosciences, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Social Sciences and Public Health

# 33 in the world, # 20 in the nation, Arts and Humanities
# 32 in the world, # 11 in the nation, Pharmacology and Toxicology
# 36 in the world, # 18 in the nation, Mathematics
# 55 in the world, # 21 in the nation, Agricultural Sciences
# 67 in the world, # 26 in the nation, Chemistry
# 67 in the world, # 33 in the nation, Economics and Business
# 71 in the world, # 35 in the nation, Biology and Biochemistry
# 81 in the world, # 40 in the nation, Social Sciences and Public Health
# 90 in the world, # 32 in the nation, Environment and Ecology
# 91 in the world, # 37 in the nation, Molecular Biology and Genetics
# 95 in the world, # 38 in the nation, Geosciences
# 99 in the world, # 42 in the nation, Microbiology

Emerging/Times Higher Education: Global University Employability Ranking

Top 250 Universities for Graduate Employability
# 125 in the world
# 29 in the nation
# 7 public university in the nation

Top 100 in the World for Innovation

National Academy of Inventors

Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents
# 37 in the world

Reuters Top 100

The World's Most Innovative Universities

Facilities and Sustainability

Recyclemania

# 1 in the nation, 13th consecutive year, Total Recycling (schools that recycle the highest gross tonnage of combined paper, cardboard, and bottle and cans regardless of campus population)
# 1 in the nation, Gameday Basketball Per Capita Category
# 2 in the nation, Electronics Category

TopManagementDegrees.Com

# 13 in the nation, 50 Most Beautiful Business Schools, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, 100 Rock (Rutgers University–New Brunswick)

NJ.com: Most Beautiful Place in Each of NJ's 21 Counties

Rutgers Gardens, Rutgers University–New Brunswick (Middlesex County)

Additional Rankings

The Chronicle of Higher Education

U.S. Institutions Producing the Most Fulbright Students, Doctoral Institutions
# 20 public university in the nation for 2019–2020
One of only 16 doctoral institutions to make the top-producer list for the past 10 years

American Parliamentary Debate Association (2018–2019)

# 14 in the nation, College of the Year. Top 20 in order: Yale, Harvard, George Washington, Georgetown, University of Chicago, Brown, University of Virginia, Brandeis, Boston University, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, American, William & Mary, Rutgers, Swarthmore, Stanford, Northeastern, Wellesley, Johns Hopkins, CUNY

InConnect.com: Top 10 University Art Museums in the U.S.

Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers

The Daily Meal: 75 Best Colleges for Food

#13 in the nation

Content current as of December 3, 2019