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| Everyone needs to realize that this is a commuter school... Anyone that thinks differently needs to transfer out as soon as possible. Having said that, the various schools on the campus are not as bad as everyone makes them seem. There is no real day or night life at the school, and most people are somewhat secluded or shielded from reality. Unfortunately, the campus is known for being the most diverse in the country, thus, you will have a bunch of different strangers who are unable to get along with each other comfortably.. At the same time, everyone must realize that the hardworking students come from different strict cultures that emphasize education. Most students here are the first ones to go to college in their families! The clubs are all academic or ethnic, there are no sports, the frat parties are full of sluts and kids with fragile personalities. However, you all fail to realize that life is what YOU make it, not what someone can make it for you... Stop complaining about the lack of stuff to do and go out and do stuff yourself. Shit people, you are 25 mins from staten island, 15 mins from new york city, 10 mins from hoboken, 1 hr from the shore points and in a state full of shit to do. What the hell is wrong? No one hangs out on campus and there is nothing to do in Newark. It's funny driving to school sometimes and seeing the old spots where I used to sell drugs. For the most part, the point of going to school here is to meet a bunch of people from all over the place, and take them to OTHER PLACES. You don't know how many girls I have picked up on campus, went to a New Brunswick spot and sealed the deal. Stop crying over nothing and grow some balls guys. And for the girls, stop complaining about the shitty life and learn to open up when I approach you, it just might be your lucky day, and you will have a blast. Finally, the professors are awesome and work is easy. |
|Aug 20 2010|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2011 |
| I had a choice between Newark and New Brunswick and I chose Newark. I came from a different country and had heard good things about Newark, but I was completely shocked. The campus is the worst you will ever see! One of my friends who works for the school got mugged once. Also, there is a huge difference between Newark and New Brunswick. If you think its about the social life then you are missing the point. The courses at New Brunswick are much better. Newark is a crappy campus placed strategically by Rutgers so that they can send not so bright students to Newark. This way New Brunswick can maintain its ranking and Rutgers won't lose out on its funds. The career services at Newark sucks. New Brunswick is much better. Employers think they are one and the same and so do not list jobs under Newark career services. There is a lot of politics between the two schools and the head of career services hate each other and because of their egos innocent students like us suffer! No scholarships for international students! I have a perfect gpa and I have never received any scholarships! Another thing is that Newark students have to pay to watch Rutgers football games because apparently Newark has another football team..never heard of! Another way for Rutgers to make more money. Academic councilors suck! Do not go to them!! They put you in all wrong classes so that they can delay your graduation! I love some of my professors though who are passionate about their field. That is the only positive I think I can tell about this school! So, please do not make the same mistake that I did and go to New Brunswick..unless you are an accounting major. Accounting rocks at Newark because of professor Sanella..who has taken accounting at Newark to great heights. Hope this helps you with your decision. Good luck and take it easy! |
|Jan 22 2009|| Male --
Class 2000 |
| I love the academic program here at Rutgers Newark, not much complaints about that. It's just like any other place where you get great professors sometimes and bad professors sometimes. The class sizes are generally small, so you don't get lost in a sea of numbers.|
However, the thing that makes this place horrible is the social life. You would never know if you didn't look it up that over 10,000 students come here because they all commute. Everyone goes home on weekends. All the organizations here are either academic centered ones or ethnic centered ones, sometimes even an ethnic academic club. During the day, there may be several events going on, but by nighttime, there's nothing to do but sit in your room. Weekends you can go to the frats. Yeah, you could go into the city, but what's there to do on campus?
As for class choices - don't come here if you'd like to explore a lot of different electives. They might have a pretty varied selection of classes here, but they're not offered every semester. Spring semesters here are usually horrid when it comes to choosing a class that you'd be interested in taking - there's absolutely nothing. So if you're somebody who knows what you want to do and that falls into a major within business or science, and you really want to concentrate on academics and be able to party hard on weekends, then this school is for you. If you're somebody who's not too sure what you want to study/want to do liberal arts, you want to explore different interest groups and have fun outside the party scene, make lots of different kinds of friends, please stay away from this school. I hope I can transfer out.
|Nov 16 2009|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2013 |