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Undergraduate Education in Newark

The Newark campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, offers students the advantages of a personalized education at a moderately sized campus, combined with the superior classroom, library, and laboratory facilities of a major research university. Located near the heart of the state's largest city, within the nation's liveliest metropolitan area, Rutgers-Newark upholds the dual mission of access with academic excellence.

Rutgers-Newark's richest resource is its faculty of 500 distinguished scholars and educators and the scholarly research that enriches the classroom for students. Since teaching is a value that pervades the Rutgers-Newark campus, the university recruits faculty members for both their scholarly abilities and for their commitment to teaching. Rutgers' Newark campus was selected by U.S. News & World Report as among "America's Best Colleges."

Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College-Newark

There are two undergraduate liberal arts colleges on Rutgers' Newark campus: Newark College of Arts and Sciences (NCAS), with a student enrollment of about 4,300, and University College-Newark (UC-N), which enrolls about 2,000 students. Together, they offer majors in more than 45 fields of study.

Newark College of Arts and Sciences serves the more traditional college student who attends classes during the day, while University College-Newark is primarily an evening and weekend college for adult students who work during the day and who attend college part time. Instruction at the two colleges is provided by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences-Newark (FAS-N). Both NCAS and UC-N offer the best of the undergraduate liberal arts tradition and provide excellence in preprofessional studies in such areas as medicine, law, business, and other disciplines. With a moderate-sized student population, FAS-N is able to offer students the benefits of small classes and the opportunity to work with faculty members on an individual basis.

College of Nursing

The College of Nursing educates women and men for entry into the profession of nursing at the baccalaureate degree level. The college also provides education for the registered nurse and second degree student seeking a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The nursing program is offered in Newark, New Brunswick, and Freehold (at the Western Monmouth Higher Education Center) with a curriculum that includes liberal arts, sciences, and the humanities, and the nursing major, which focuses on optimization of health through health promotion, risk reduction, illness and symptom management, and leadership and management skills within the profession. The curriculum is designed to promote intellectual curiosity, human compassion, and dedication to nursing practice. Students' clinical experiences are supervised by faculty and integrated with course work.

As the largest provider of professional nurses in the state of New Jersey, Rutgers has a distinguished record of education since 1942.

Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-Newark

The Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-Newark is a four-year, undergraduate school that offers programs in accounting, finance, management, and marketing. All programs are accredited by the AACSB-The International Association for Management Education. The business school faculty also provide management education at the Rutgers Business School: Graduate Programs-Newark and New Brunswick. Students benefit from the depth and breadth of knowledge held by faculty responsible for business education from the bachelor¿s degree to the doctoral level. Graduates gain an in-depth understanding of their area of concentration within the management curriculum; acquire knowledge of uses and applications of computers; learn to work in team settings to analyze and address complex management problems; think critically and bring innovative approaches to problem solving; and gain an appreciation for international aspects of business. Coupled with their professional education, students receive a solid grounding in the liberal arts.

Corporate offices of more than 200 of the nation's largest companies lie within a 50-mile radius of the Rutgers-Newark campus, offering a stimulating and dynamic environment for interaction between the campus and the corporate community.

Excellence and Access

Rutgers-Newark's undergraduate programs provide students with the knowledge and skills to participate fully in the economic, scientific, cultural, and political life of the state, the nation, and an evolving and increasingly interdependent world.

Rutgers-Newark, with more than 70 countries represented among the nationalities of its student population, serves as a role model for high-quality urban university centers that wish to pursue the dual goals of excellence and access. The campus takes pride in its leadership role in educating a racially and ethnically diverse group of students to become literate and productive citizens, prepared for future opportunities and challenges.

The Campus and the City

The 35-acre Rutgers-Newark campus is a modern complex with a student population of more than 9,500 and is located in the center of an educational, medical, and cultural district known as University Heights. Newark, the business, financial, and legal center of New Jersey, is also a college town. Rutgers and its academic neighbors, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Essex County College, and Seton Hall Law School, provide a wide range of higher education opportunities to a student population of almost 40,000.

In addition to the Newark College of Arts and Sciences, University College-Newark, the College of Nursing, and the Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-Newark, there are four other colleges on the campus: the Graduate School-Newark, the School of Law-Newark, the School of Criminal Justice, and the Rutgers Business School: Graduate Programs-Newark and New Brunswick. Rutgers-Newark also is home to the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, within the Aidekman Research Center, where an international faculty conducts intensive research on such brain disorders as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, stroke, dyslexia, and schizophrenia. The Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies, the Center for Global Change and Governance, and the Center for Information Management, Integration and Connectivity are located at the university as well.

On campus, an array of theater performances, lectures, concerts, films, and exhibits provides an active cultural environment. A wide range of athletic and recreational facilities is available in the Golden Dome Athletic Center, including a swimming pool, racquetball courts, two gymnasiums, and workout rooms equipped with aerobic and Nautilus machines and free weights.

The campus is wholly computer-linked through a fiberoptic cable. Student residence-hall rooms are wired to accept personal computers and are able to connect to the vast array of offerings on the Internet. The technologically state-of-the-art John Cotton Dana Library has a computerized card catalog that includes the more than three million holdings in the Rutgers library system. A growing collection of CD-ROMs and computer workstations are also available at Dana Library. A recently completed addition to the library significantly increases shelf space and provides additional study and meeting areas that are especially appreciated by commuting students. The Institute of Jazz Studies, renowned by music scholars around the world for its unmatched collection of jazz archives, is now housed in the Dana Library.

Rutgers-Newark enjoys a close interinstitutional relationship with the adjacent New Jersey Institute of Technology. The schools' congruent academic calendars and complementary curriculum offerings have led to some 1,000 students cross-registering for courses. This consortial relationship increases the variety and depth of courses available to Rutgers¿Newark liberal arts students.

Newark's cultural community includes such well-visited institutions as the Newark Public Library, the Newark Museum, the New Jersey Historical Society, and the world-class New Jersey Performing Arts Center complex, home to the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, just a few blocks from the campus. The city's central business district has been transformed by new glass, brick, and steel office buildings, and relandscaped parks. Newark recently won its second All-American City Award. Newark has a superb public transportation system and is readily accessible by car, bus, or train. Nearby Newark Liberty International Airport is among the nation's fastest-growing airports.

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