Rutgers University-Newark

Newark, NJ 07102
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Rutgers University-Newark is a public institution in Newark, New Jersey. It was founded in 1766 in New Brunswick, making it the eighth oldest college in the US. The university became a state university in 1945 and then merged with the former University of Newark. The campus is in the University Heights area of Newark and includes several schools and colleges, along with several research institutes. It is also the most diverse national university in the country. The university is organized into seven professional schools. Most of these schools are located on the Newark campus, while several are in Camden and New Brunswick. 

The Rutgers University-Newark School of Nursing was ranked one of the top 20 graduate nursing schools. Seven nursing programs are offered at the school. The BSN options include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN programs. Other options include MSN, DNP, PhD, and BSN to PhD programs. The traditional BSN program is a four-year program, while the accelerated program allows students with a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field to earn their BSN in just 14-months. The RN to BSN program is for registered nurses that want to obtain their BSN. However, the school also provides options for registered nurses that want to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students12,768
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate84%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 1 1
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 77.1%

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Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1010 to 1170
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $70
Graduates $70

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$374/credit
In State Students$374/credit
Out of State Students$894/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$702/credit
In State Students$702/credit
Out of State Students$1,194/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $16,830 $16,830 $40,230
ADN 70 $26,180 $26,180 $62,580
BSN 125 $46,750 $46,750 $111,750
FNP 50 $35,100 $35,100 $59,700
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 81% of Rutgers University-Newark's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 55% $4,812
Other Federal Grant 10% $1,390
State Grant & Scholarships 50% $7,807
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 42% $5,861
Federal Student Loans 48% $5,900
Private Loans 5% $12,826


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$8,657
$30,001 to $48,000$10,254
$48,001 to $75,000$15,940
$75,001 to $110,000$20,662
Over $110,000$22,153

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New Jersey state board of nursing.
Rutgers University-Newark
249 University Avenue, Blumenthal Hall
Newark, NJ 07102

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