Reputational Gains

Over five years, through 2019, Rutgers University–New Brunswick improved by 10 positions in the U.S. News & World Report rankings. In the same publication's rankings, Rutgers University–Newark stood fourth among all national universities in the new category of advancing social mobility, introduced in 2019. And as evidence of its growing stature, Rutgers University–Camden moved from being ranked among regional universities in the north to being listed among national universities for the first time in U.S. News 2020, published in 2019.

This rise followed improvements in national rankings for several units, including the nursing, law, and business schools. In addition, numerous Rutgers undergraduate majors were ranked in the top 10 by College Factual through 2019:

  • Health professions
  • Social work
  • Human resource management
  • Criminal justice
  • Nutrition science
  • Information science
  • Biological and biomedical sciences
  • General biology
  • Natural resource management
  • Public health
  • Animal science
  • Atmospheric sciences and meteorology
  • Music
  • Biochemistry, biophysics, and molecular biology