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| 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 |
| 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 |