Rutgers University - Camden

Rutgers University - Camden


A big-university education in a supportive setting: that’s Rutgers University–Camden. Here you’ll explore the superior academics of Rutgers, one of the nation’s finest public research universities, in a close-knit community that connects you to opportunity. Rutgers–Camden offers a wide range of academic disciplines—nearly 40 majors and 50 minors and special programs—including the humanities, arts, social sciences, natural and physical sciences, computer science, business, and nursing. From courses that incorporate civic engagement into the curriculum and international experiences that take you across the globe, you’ll receive a comprehensive, hands-on education that makes you stand out above the rest. And you’ll find these extraordinary learning opportunities in a supportive environment where your education matters. Now earning a Rutgers degree is more attainable than ever before. Our innovative Bridging the Gap program reduces tuition up to 100 percent for qualifying families.

Programs Supporting First-Generation College Students

Pre-College Prep & Outreach Rutgers Future Scholars

The Rutgers Future Scholars Program introduces economically disadvantaged, academically promising middle school students from Rutgers’ four host communities—including Camden—to the opportunities of a college education. Each year, up to 200 students who are completing the seventh grade are accepted into the program. To ease the financial burden, Rutgers guarantees free tuition and fees to all who successfully complete the pre-college phase of the program, meet admission requirements, and choose to attend Rutgers. Learn more about Rutgers Future Scholars

Pre-College Prep & Outreach Hill Family Center for College Access

The Hill Family Center for College Access at Rutgers University–Camden seeks to create a more robust college-going culture in the city of Camden and the region by providing the support and guidance needed to students and their families to ensure access to and preparation for success in post-secondary education. Learn more about Hill Family Center for College Access

Scholarship & Financial Aid Bridging the Gap

The first of its kind among New Jersey’s public four-year colleges and universities, Bridging the Gap strengthens access to a world-class Rutgers degree within Rutgers–Camden’s supportive campus environment. The program closes the gap between federal and state sources of financial support and the balance of tuition and the general campus fee. Rutgers–Camden will then automatically apply the Bridging the Gap grant to remaining tuition. Learn more about Bridging the Gap

Academic Advising & Support EOF (Educational Opportunity Fund) Program

The Rutgers University–Camden Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program is a state-funded program that serves highly motivated first-generation students from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds in New Jersey by providing access to higher education and the services and opportunities to achieve success in college and beyond. The Rutgers–Camden EOF staff provides services that focus on student learning and success, encourage civic engagement, promote leadership, and instill within students an appreciation for diversity and lifelong learning. Learn more about EOF (Educational Opportunity Fund) Program

Academic Advising & Support TRiO Student Support Services

Rutgers University–Camden TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded program within that provides programs specifically designed to increase the retention and graduation rates of first-generation and low-income students. Our services include one-on-one professional and peer tutoring, academic coaching, and academic enrichment and financial literacy workshops. We also provide grant aid/scholarships to eligible SSS participants. Learn more about TRiO Student Support Services

Academic Courses & Service Learning Civic Learning

Engaged Civic Learning is a teaching strategy that enhances courses across a wide range of disciplines in all of Rutgers University–Camden’s schools and colleges. Students engage in service, advocacy, and other forms of participation that connect course material to the real efforts of real people to make positive change. Engaged Civic Learning courses contribute to Camden and the region right now while preparing Rutgers–Camden students for lives of active citizenship and informed leadership. Learn more about Civic Learning

Student Diversity

  • 4,835
  • 42/58
  • 27%
    First-generation college students
  • <1%
    American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • 9%
  • 16%
    Black or African American
  • 13%
  • <1%
    Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • 55%
  • 4%
    Two or more races
  • 2%
    Race and/or ethnicity unknown
  • 1%

Student Success

  • 84%
    First-to-second year retention
  • 53%
    Six-year graduation
  • 38%
    Six-year graduation for underrepresented minority groups
  • 17%
    Freshmen who live on campus
  • 8%
    Undergraduates who live on campus
  • 292
    Full-time faculty
  • 50
    Full-time minority faculty
  • 10:1
    Student–faculty ratio
  • Top 5 Majors

    Business/marketing Health professions and related programs Psychology Social Sciences Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Accounting, Nursing

  • Multicultural Student Clubs and Organizations

    Latin American Students Organization (LASO) African Students Association (ASA) Asian Cultural Society (ACS) Muslim Students Association (MSA) Turkish Students Association (TSA) Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) Students of Rutgers Volunteer Council (SRVC) French Club Black Students Union (BSU) Korean Students Association (KSA)


Cost of Attendance

  • $14,238
  • $11,408
    In-state Tuition
  • $2,830
    Required Fees
  • $11,908
    Room and Board

Financial Aid

  • $27,533,802
    Total institutional scholarships/grants
  • $11,671
    Average aid package
  • $28,541
    Average student loan debt upon graduation (of those who borrow)
  • 43%
    Pell Grant recipients among freshmen
  • 81%
    Students with financial need
  • 79%
    Students with need awarded financial aid
  • 66%
    Students with need awarded need-based scholarship or grant aid
  • 2%
    Students with need whose need was fully met


Applicant Academics

  • 7,518
    # of applicants
  • 58%
  • 3.50
    Average HS GPA
  • 24
    ACT Composite
  • 450—550
    SAT Critical Reading
  • 470—570
    SAT Math
  • 450—550
    SAT Writing
  • n/a
    SAT/ACT optional


  • rolling
    Regular application closing date
  • $70
    Application Fee
  • $70
    Application Fee (online)
  • yes
    Fee waiver for applicants with financial need
  • n/a
    Early decision plan
  • n/a
    Early decision application closing date
  • yes
    Early action plan
  • 11/1
    Early action application closing date