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Rutgers Value Statements
Rutgers values Academic Excellence, a Beloved Community, and supporting the Common Good. Download the language used to support each of these value pillars.
Rutgers ranks among the top national public universities for undergraduate and graduate programs.
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Rutgers University–New Brunswick is one of the nation’s top 15 public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 Best Colleges rankings released on September 18, 2023.
Stephanie Jones-Rogers is one of nine scholars from around the globe to receive the 2023 Dan David Prize, a MacArthur-style "genius grant" that awards $300,000 to support further research.
Rutgers Distinguished Professor Lily Young was elected to the National Academy of Engineering—one of the highest professional distinctions bestowed to an engineer.
Salamishah Tillet, a Henry Rutgers Professor of African American Studies and Creative Writing at Rutgers University–Newark, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in criticism for her essays on race in arts and culture.
Providing jobs to more than 23,000 faculty and staff, Rutgers ranks in the top 100 on Forbes list of the 500 best large employers in America.
Rutgers Law School faculty and students were invited by the White House to recount their efforts to halt pandemic evictions in Newark through pro bono work and an inventive outreach collaboration with community organizers and local artists.
Mark Angelson joins the nonpartisan body, which has been comprised of some of the most notable and significant figures in American diplomacy, defense and policymaking.
Rutgers–Newark Distinguished Professor John Keene won the National Book Award for Poetry for his latest collection of poems, Punks: New & Selected Poems. Keene has received wide acclaim for the volume including the Lambda Literary award and the Thom Gunn Prize for Gay Poetry in 2022. In 2018, Keene received a MacArthur "Genius" Grant for challenging and expanding our views on American history.
Great Things to Know About Rutgers
When you think about Rutgers, take a moment to reflect on this:
- Students from every New Jersey county, from across the nation, and from around the world learning and preparing for success
- Award-winning faculty tackling 21st-century challenges and teaching tomorrow’s workforce
- Rutgers Health, offering exceptional team-based care
- Innovation and discovery at a premier public research university that fuels the economy and devotes millions to research and development
- 570,000+ alumni contributing to the economy and society, in New Jersey and worldwide
- Student-run volunteer programs with impact, like the Dance Marathon, that has raised millions for sick children and their families
The very first saliva-based, at-home diagnostic test was developed at Rutgers—a game changer in the fight against COVID-19.
Rutgers offers educational programs for learners of all ages—from preschoolers to senior citizens—at more than 300 sites across New Jersey.
In 1969, the Black Organization of Students took over Rutgers–Newark’s Conklin Hall to protest the lack of minority representation on campus. Today, the university is one of the most diverse in the nation.
Like cranberry sauce? New Jersey is fourth in the nation for cranberry production, thanks to Rutgers research.
Rutgers–Camden is New Jersey’s first Purple Heart University, a national recognition of the university’s exceptional support for student veterans.
On his first day as Rutgers president on July 1, Jonathan Holloway personally donated $75,000 to kick off a $10 million fundraising campaign for the Scarlet Promise Grants—a financial aid award program for students in need.
Current Highlights to Celebrate
Emmy Award-Winning Actress and Rutgers Alumna Encourages Graduates to Chase Their Dreams
Sheryl Lee Ralph, an Emmy Award-winning actress, Broadway star and one of the first women admitted to Rutgers College more than 50 years ago, encouraged members of the Class of 2023 to chase their dreams and find their voice in a passionate speech.
Rutgers-New Brunswick is a top 20 public university
Rutgers-New Brunswick went up to #19 from #23 on U.S News and World Report’s most recent public university rankings.
The Scarlet Knights had nine top-25 ranked teams during the 2021-2022 season
Baseball, field hockey, gymnastics, wrestling, rowing, men’s and women’s soccer, and lacrosse are among ranked sports.