School and Colleges

Among all national universities ranked by U.S. News & World Report, Rutgers University–New Brunswick ties for 31st in diversity, and among AAU public institutions in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, is topped in diversity only by University of California schools. Among Big Ten schools, Rutgers University–New Brunswick ranks first in diversity.

Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Schools and Colleges

Rutgers University–New Brunswick’s 17 schools and colleges are where our students find their academic “family” within the larger campus community. The schools provide the foundation for the wealth of undergraduate, graduate, and nondegree programs at Rutgers. They set academic standards, provide advising and other academic support, and are the heart of learning at the university.

Pictured top: A mathematics class in Hill Center, Busch campus

With an emphasis on hands-on learning under the guidance of world-class professors, the School of Nursing gives students an ever-expanding set of opportunities. The school offers courses on both the Newark and New Brunswick campuses. *

The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy prepares students for public and private sector careers, teaching and research professions, and service at all levels of government.

The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy offers a preeminent six-year professional curriculum leading to the doctor of pharmacy degree, along with innovative research and graduate programs of national distinction. *

The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology is committed to meeting society’s need for well-educated and well-trained professional psychologists who provide direct care to individuals, couples, families, groups, and organizations.

The Graduate School of Education is dedicated to the study and improvement of educational institutions, processes, and practitioners. The school off ers instructional programs that prepare tomorrow’s teachers, counselors, specialists, researchers, and educational leaders.

As the arts conservatory of Rutgers University, the Mason Gross School of the Arts is a professional school offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in music, digital filmmaking, theater arts, visual arts, design, and dance.

The School of Graduate Studies serves about 5,100 students in 63 doctoral and 75 master’s degree programs in humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, mathematical sciences, biological and medical sciences, and engineering. *

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s ongoing mission centers on education, advanced research, community health, and direct patient care. Home to 20 basic science and clinical departments, the school also houses major research institutes that focus on a range of topics, from cardiovascular medicine to women’s health. Its principal teaching hospital, the independent Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, consistently ranks among New Jersey’s top hospitals. *

Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick offers undergraduate and graduate programs that give students the skills they need to succeed in today’s diverse global business environment.

The School of Arts and Sciences is the undergraduate school for liberal arts and sciences. It is the largest unit at the university, combining excellence in teaching with world-class research. The school provides the core foundation of undergraduate education at Rutgers–New Brunswick.

The School of Communication and Information is a leader in responding to the information revolution and excels at educating individuals who make lasting contributions to the interdisciplinary study of communication, journalism and media studies, and library and information science.

The School of Engineering is devoted to training the next generation of innovators and inventors. Academic departments prepare students with the specialized knowledge demanded by 21st-century engineering projects and research.

The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences offers undergraduate professional and pre-professional programs that focus on the entire biological spectrum—from organisms to ecosystems—with particular emphasis on social and human dimensions.

The School of Health Professions provides quality education for entry-level allied health professions and for health providers seeking specialty and advanced practice roles. *

The School of Management and Labor Relations creates and disseminates knowledge about the constantly changing nature of employment and work in the modern world.

The School of Public Health offers master’s and doctoral degrees as well as dual degrees and post-baccalaureate certificates in public health research. Students put education into practice through international health and community service projects. *

The School of Social Work has a distinguished record of instruction, research, and public service. The school offers undergraduate and graduate professional degree programs; holds classes on Rutgers’ regional campuses, as well as at off -campus locations; and offers extensive non-degree courses for professionals in the field.

* Indicates a school that is part of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

Students studying at Alexander Library, College Avenue campus