Undergraduate students in New Brunswick enroll in one of twelve
degree-granting undergraduate colleges or schools. Four are liberal
arts colleges: Douglass College, Livingston College, Rutgers College,
and University College-New Brunswick; and eight are professional
schools: Cook College, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Ernest Mario
School of Pharmacy, Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New
Brunswick, School of Communication, Information and Library Studies,
School of Engineering, the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and
Public Policy, and the School of Management and Labor Relations.
While all of the colleges are dedicated to providing the highest
quality education, each college establishes its own admission,
scholastic standing, and graduation requirements, and each offers
specific academic programs that reflect the college's particular
mission and philosophy. Students are urged to consult each college
section both for a general description of the college and for a list of
the academic programs that each offers.
In addition to the
undergraduate colleges in New Brunswick, there is a large faculty unit,
the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, that offers most of the academic
programs available to students at the four liberal arts colleges. The
Faculty of Arts and Sciences encompasses more than one thousand faculty
members and offers more than forty major programs, as well as numerous
minor programs and other specializations.
professional schools in New Brunswick, both undergraduate and graduate,
each have their own separate faculty. Taken together, the Rutgers
faculty in New Brunswick comprises a distinguished teaching and
research staff of nearly two thousand faculty members.
Rutgers' Campus at New Brunswick is actually made up of five campuses
located on both sides of the Raritan River in New Brunswick and
Piscataway. The campuses are connected by a free, campuswide bus
system. Four of the undergraduate colleges are residential colleges,
offering a variety of living accommodations on the campuses. With the
exception of students enrolled at University College- New Brunswick,
who are commuters, students at the other schools affiliate with one of
the residential colleges for housing and/or student services.
The university's extensive facilities and extracurricular activities
are described in the Student Life and Services chapter.