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Rutgers University-Newark – Tuition & Success Analysis

Newark, NJ

Rutgers University-Newark – Snapshot


Four-Year Public University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 7,691

Average annual cost of attendance: $12,360

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $22,250

Campus Setting: Large City

Religious Affiliation: None

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Rutgers University-Newark Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $7,796

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $9,571

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $14,199

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $19,370

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $21,952


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Rutgers University-Newark. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Rutgers University-Newark Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 67%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 85%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $57,900

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 76%

Rutgers University-Newark Admissions

Rutgers University-Newark Acceptance Rate: 65%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 470 to 570

SAT Critical Reading: 440 to 530

SAT Writing: 460 to 550

ACT English: N/A to N/A

ACT Math: N/A to N/A

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Rutgers University-Newark actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Rutgers University-Newark Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 53%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 55%

Typical student debt: $22,250

Typical monthly loan payment: $237

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Majors at Rutgers University-Newark


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Rutgers University-Newark:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 7%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 40%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 1%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 2%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 2%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 1%
  • History – 1%
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services – 12%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 1%
  • Physical Sciences – 1%
  • Psychology – 14%
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions – 8%
  • Social Sciences – 7%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 2%

For more information about the various majors at Rutgers University-Newark, visit their website.

Rutgers University-Newark Diversity


Overall Composition at Rutgers University-Newark

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Rutgers University-Newark full time:  87%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Rutgers University-Newark part time:  13%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Rutgers University-Newark:  21%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 20%

Black: 19%

Hispanic: 28%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 5%

Two or more races: 3%

Unknown: 2%

White: 24%

Rutgers University-Newark Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 2.6

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 4.7

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 20.4

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.

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