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Undergraduate Education in New Brunswick
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Rutgers College
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Cook College
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Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers Business School: Undergradute
School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies
School of Engineering
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
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  New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2003-2005 General Information Admission  


The information in this chapter pertains to admission to the following New Brunswick degree-granting undergraduate colleges: Douglass College, Livingston College, Rutgers College, University College-New Brunswick, Cook College, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, and School of Engineering. For information about admission to the School of Business-New Brunswick, the School of Communication, Information and Library Studies, and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, see their sections in this catalog. All students interested in applying to the undergraduate colleges of Rutgers also may contact the Office of University Undergraduate Admissions.*

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, enrolls a diverse student population. While preference is given to New Jersey residents, qualified students from other states and countries are encouraged to apply. The university is committed to the goal of equal educational opportunity for all students; no candidate is denied admission because of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, handicap or disability, veteran status, or national origin.

The primary emphasis in admissions is academic promise. All the required material submitted by the applicant-application, transcripts, test results-is reviewed carefully for evidence of promise in grades, trend in grades, cumulative grade-point average, rank in class, strength of program (such as the number of academic subjects, honors courses, advanced placement courses), and standardized test scores.

Applicants are encouraged to apply to more than one college at the university, but applicants should verify that their intended program of study is offered by the college(s) to which they apply. Because admission in any given year depends upon the number of applicants and the number of available spaces, every qualified applicant cannot be guaranteed admission to a particular college. Also, admission to a college does not ensure admission into any specific program within the college; however, every effort is made to place admitted students in the programs of their choice or to assist them in selecting suitable alternatives.

Admitted students are expected to complete satisfactorily any work in progress with no significant decline in grades. An offer of admission may be reevaluated in the event of a decline in grades, and a serious decline can result in cancellation of admission.

* For information about admissions to an undergraduate college of the university in Camden or Newark, students may refer to the catalogs from these campuses. They also may write or call the appropriate admissions office or visit the admissions web site at For Camden colleges, write to: Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 406 Penn Street, Camden, NJ 08102-1499; 856/225-6104. For Newark colleges, write to: Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Blumenthal Hall, 249 University Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102-1896; 973/353-5203.

For additional information, contact RU-info at 732/932-info (4636) or
Comments and corrections to: Campus Information Services.

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