While Rutgers University has been the official state university of New Jersey since a merger in 1946, the Newark campus's history actually dates back all the way to 1908. Before everyone from an aspiring Canadian architect to a finance student came to find an education and a home here it was known as the New Jersey Law School. A merger between this and three other education facilities in 1936 made for the opening of the University of Newark. Ten years later another merger occurred, this time making it one of the three campuses of Rutgers University.

There are seven different schools within Rutgers-Newark and over five hundred faculty members teaching students about everything from modern visual artists to the formula for industrial water treatment chemicals. You can major in more than forty subjects and about 1200 people earn bachelor's degrees there each year. Another 1000 are in line for their masters and there are about sixty doctorial candidates. In recent years this campus has been named as one of the top twenty small research universities in the entire nation.

The Rutgers-Newark campus sits on thirty-eight acres in downtown Newark and is made up of thirty-one buildings. This school has been on the top of several lists in terms of its diversity and has the perfect combination between educational facilities, sports complexes, and amenities for student life. If you're interested in studying hydro excavation than you might want to check out the Center for Migration and the Global City. A music student might want to explore one of the largest libraries for Jazz Studies in the world.

On the list of alumni you will find CEOs, Supreme Court justices, and prominent authors and scientists. But where this school really shines is in its potential to help frame the country's next great minds. With courses in everything from building robotic packaging to African studies, a student is sure to find programs that will challenge and excite them. Rutgers-Newark is also a member of the NCAA and has nine teams at the Division III level. From their involvement in community services to their faculty, everything here is top-of-the-line.

If you are thinking of becoming a student at Rutgers-Newark to take one university English course or an entire degree than you can find out all about the admission process and tuition fees on their website. There are many scholarships that are available for first-year students and even some for transfer students. Newark is the largest city in the state and there are all sorts of great reasons to go to school here. One visit to the campus should show you why it might be the right place for you or your child to study.

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