Rutgers University Camden Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Cooper Library at Rutgers Camden
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Rutgers University Camden Admissions Overview:

Rutgers University at Camden has an acceptance rate of 57%; the school is largely accessible to applicants. Those interested in applying will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, scores from the SAT or the ACT, and a personal essay. Be sure to visit the school's website for completed instructions.

Admissions Data (2016):

Rutgers University Camden Description:

Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey, is one of the three regional campuses of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The campus is located just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. Rutgers University in Camden students come from 29 states and 33 countries, and undergraduates can choose from 35 majors. Psychology, English and several business fields are quite popular among undergraduates. The university has a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 22. In athletics, the Rutgers Camden Scarlet Raptors compete in the NCAA Division III New Jersey Athletic Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,475 (5,003 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 81% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $14,238 (in-state); $29,381 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,350 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,908
  • Other Expenses: $3,013
  • Total Cost: $30,509 (in-state); $45,652 (out-of-state)

Rutgers University Camden Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 91%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 78%
    • Loans: 66%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $11,294
    • Loans: $6,797

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, English, Finance, History, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 87%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 22%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 27%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 59%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Golf, Track, Rowing, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Track, Lacrosse, Soccer, Rowing, Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Mission Statement for the Rutgers System:

"Bringing the Rutgers experience to southern New Jersey and the Delaware Valley, Rutgers University–Camden prepares the next generations of leaders by delivering interdisciplinary and innovative research, rigorous academic programs and engaged experiential learning opportunities, and solutionoriented services that change communities. As one of the nation’s highest-ranked public regional universities, Rutgers University–Camden offers access to a top-quality educational experience to a diverse population; its size allows undergraduate and graduate students to thrive in an intimate and supportive atmosphere within a preeminent public university. Rutgers University–Camden continues to build on its core strengths by creating distinct areas of research excellence, strengthening interdisciplinary graduate and professional programs, and improving student success through a wide range of supportive programming."