Rutgers University

  • rutgers
    the state university of new jersey
    rutgers university seal.svg
    latin: universitas rutgersensis
    civitatis novae caesareae[1]
    former names
    queen's college
    (1766–1825)
    rutgers college
    (1825–1924)
    rutgers university
    (1924–1945)
    mottosol iustitiae et occidentem illustra
    motto in english
    sun of righteousness, shine also upon the west.[2]
    typeprivate (1766–1945)
    public (1945–present)
    multiple campus
    land-grant
    sea-grant
    space-grant[3]
    research university
    establishednovember 10, 1766 (1766-11-10)
    academic affiliation
    • aau
    • aplu
    • orau
    • ura
    endowment$1.476 billion (2019)[4]
    budget$4.4 billion (2017–18)[5]
    presidentrobert l. barchi
    academic staff
    4,314[6]
    administrative staff
    6,757[6]
    students68,942[7]
    undergraduates49,359[7]
    postgraduates19,583[7]
    location
    new brunswick, newark and camden
    ,
    new jersey
    ,
    united states
    campusurban and suburban
    6,088 acres (2,464 ha)
    colors     scarlet[8]
    nicknamescarlet knights (new brunswick)
    scarlet raptors (camden)
    scarlet raiders (newark)
    sporting affiliations
    ncaa division i, fbs
    big ten[9]
    websitewww.rutgers.edu
    rutgers university with the state university logo.svg

    rutgers, the state university of new jersey (z/), commonly referred to as rutgers university, or ru, is an american public research university in new jersey. it is the largest institution of higher education in new jersey.

    rutgers was originally chartered as queen's college on november 10, 1766. it is the eighth-oldest college in the united states and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the american revolution.[10][11] the college was renamed rutgers college in 1825[12] in honor of colonel henry rutgers.[13] for most of its existence, rutgers was a private liberal arts college but it evolved into a coeducational public research university after being designated "the state university of new jersey" by the new jersey legislature in laws enacted in 1945 and 1956.[14]

    rutgers has three campuses located throughout new jersey: new brunswick campus in new brunswick and adjacent piscataway, the newark campus, and the camden campus. the university has additional facilities elsewhere in the state.[15] instruction is offered by 9,000 faculty members in 175 academic departments to over 45,000 undergraduate students and more than 20,000 graduate and professional students.[7] the university is accredited by the middle states association of colleges and schools[16] and is a member of the big ten academic alliance,[17] the association of american universities[18] and the universities research association.[19] the new brunswick campus was categorized by howard and matthew green in their book titled the public ivies: america's flagship public universities (2001) as a public ivy.[20]

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Rutgers
The State University of New Jersey
Rutgers University seal.svg
Latin: Universitas Rutgersensis
Civitatis Novae Caesareae[1]
Former names
Queen's College
(1766–1825)
Rutgers College
(1825–1924)
Rutgers University
(1924–1945)
MottoSol iustitiae et occidentem illustra
Motto in English
Sun of righteousness, shine also upon the West.[2]
TypePrivate (1766–1945)
Public (1945–present)
Multiple campus
Land-grant
Sea-grant
Space-grant[3]
Research university
EstablishedNovember 10, 1766 (1766-11-10)
Academic affiliation
Endowment$1.476 billion (2019)[4]
Budget$4.4 billion (2017–18)[5]
PresidentRobert L. Barchi
Academic staff
4,314[6]
Administrative staff
6,757[6]
Students68,942[7]
Undergraduates49,359[7]
Postgraduates19,583[7]
Location, ,
United States
CampusUrban and Suburban
6,088 acres (2,464 ha)
Colors     Scarlet[8]
NicknameScarlet Knights (New Brunswick)
Scarlet Raptors (Camden)
Scarlet Raiders (Newark)
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division I, FBS
Big Ten[9]
Websitewww.rutgers.edu
Rutgers University with the state university logo.svg

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (z/), commonly referred to as Rutgers University, or RU, is an American public research university in New Jersey. It is the largest institution of higher education in New Jersey.

Rutgers was originally chartered as Queen's College on November 10, 1766. It is the eighth-oldest college in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution.[10][11] The college was renamed Rutgers College in 1825[12] in honor of Colonel Henry Rutgers.[13] For most of its existence, Rutgers was a private liberal arts college but it evolved into a coeducational public research university after being designated "The State University of New Jersey" by the New Jersey Legislature in laws enacted in 1945 and 1956.[14]

Rutgers has three campuses located throughout New Jersey: New Brunswick campus in New Brunswick and adjacent Piscataway, the Newark campus, and the Camden campus. The university has additional facilities elsewhere in the state.[15] Instruction is offered by 9,000 faculty members in 175 academic departments to over 45,000 undergraduate students and more than 20,000 graduate and professional students.[7] The university is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[16] and is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance,[17] the Association of American Universities[18] and the Universities Research Association.[19] The New Brunswick campus was categorized by Howard and Matthew Green in their book titled The Public Ivies: America's Flagship Public Universities (2001) as a Public Ivy.[20]