Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey, is a public, research university that is the largest institution for higher education found in the state of New Jersey. It has three campuses – the largest one in New Brunswick and Piscataway; another in Newark; and yet another in Camden. Rutgers was originally chartered in 1766 as Queen’s College and is the eighth oldest college in the United States. Originally an all-male, private university affiliated with the Dutch Reformed Church, Rutgers has evolved into a non-sectarian, coeducational public research university.
Today, Rutgers University offers over 100 Bachelor’s degrees, 100 Master’s degrees, and 80 doctoral and professional degrees all throughout 175 academic departments, 29 degree-granting schools and colleges, 16 of which offer graduate programs of study.
Cost of tuition and fees at Rutgers University differs between a student who is a resident of New Jersey and another who is not. For residents, the cost of tuition also differs between a student residing on campus and one who is a commuter. For on-campus New Jersey residents, the total cost of tuition is US$22,262 a year. This includes full-year tuition of US$9,546; required fees of US$2,340 and typical cost of room and board of US$10,376. Commuter students pay the same costs minus the fee for room and board for a total of US$11,886. Part-time tuition for New Jersey residents is US$307 per credit hour. For non-residents of New Jersey, the total cost of tuition is US$33,172 for those living on campus and US$22,796 for commuters. The difference lies in the tuition cost for a non-New Jersey resident which is US$20,456.
The university extends financial aid in the form of loans, grants and scholarships.
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