Rutgers University-Newark

Newark, NJ 07102

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. 


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate83%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (DNP, PhD, BSN to PhD)
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. RN to BSN
  6. Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  7. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Nursing Science Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 6

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Rutgers University-Newark

Merit Technical Institute
1.26 miles away
Center for Advanced Training and Studies
3.45 miles away
New Jersey City University
5.09 miles away
Kean University
5.28 miles away
College of Staten Island CUNY
9.59 miles away
CUNY Graduate School and University Center
10.04 miles away
Dover Business College - Clifton
10.29 miles away
CUNY New York City College of Technology
10.31 miles away
CUNY Hunter College
11.17 miles away
Manhattan Adult Learning Center
12.21 miles away

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading440 to 530
SAT: Math470 to 570
SAT: Writing460 to 550
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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$7,796
30k to 48k$9,571
48k to 75k$14,199
75k to 110k$19,370
Over 110k$21,952
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $367.00 $878.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $689.00 $1,172.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and New Jersey state board of nursing
Rutgers University-Newark
249 University Avenue, Blumenthal Hall
Newark, NJ 07102

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