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 LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students12,768|
|Student to Faculty Ratio15:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1010 to 1170|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$374/credit|
|In State Students||$374/credit|
|Out of State Students||$894/credit|
|In District Students||$702/credit|
|In State Students||$702/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,194/credit|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||10%||$1,390|
|State Grant & Scholarships||50%||$7,807|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||42%||$5,861|
|Federal Student Loans||48%||$5,900|
$12,020Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New Jersey state board of nursing.