As a university strongly committed to graduate education and research, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, provides graduate programs of exceptional academic quality taught by a distinguished faculty. Chartered in 1766, Rutgers is one of the nation's premier research institutions and a member of the select Association of American Universities. Because of its location, Rutgers offers students and exciting cultural life and an exceptionally wide range of research opportunities.
Students who choose Rutgers join a university that promises high standards, diversity, excellent academic resources, and a full complement of intellectual, cultural, and recreational activities.
The Rutgers-Newark campus is conveniently located in the center of a diverse and thriving education, professional, and cultural community in the downtown area of New Jersey's largest city. The campus is a modern complex serving approximately 10,000 students and 500 faculty. Located just a few minutes from the Newark campus, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center is a major cultural venue for the greater New York and Newark metropolitan areas and has restored Newark's historic role as the center of arts and culture in New Jersey.
Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N) is part of a complex institution of higher education that includes the New Jersey Institute of Technology, The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and Essex County College. Newark is also at the center of the nation's largest concentration of pharmaceutical industries. Newark is New Jersey's largest city and although located less than 10 minutes by rail from midtown Manhattan, is a major commercial center in its own right. A free campus shuttle bus links the campus with the city's mass transit centers during the evening hours. The Psychology Department is located one block from the University's jogging track, fully equipped gymnasium, and swimming pool. The number of students enrolled in programs on the Rutgers-Newark campus is approximately 10,000 of which 3,600 are graduate students.