Rutgers University-Newark is a campus of the lager Rutgers University in the city of Newark, New Jersey, USA. Rutgers-Newark was created in 1946 when the state of New Jersey made Rutgers University, a private liberal arts college, into a public state university. At that time several other private institutions were merged with Rutgers to form what is now New Jersey’s public research university. Rutgers-Newark can trace its history back to the opening of the New Jersey Law School in 1908. The law school merged with other local higher education institutions to become he University of Newark in 1936 which was itself incorporated into Rutgers University in 1946, becoming the Newark campus. Rutgers can trace its history back to before the American Revolution to its founding in 1766 – making it one of the oldest higher education institutions in the USA.
Rutgers University-Newark is a thriving urban research and teaching institution with over 12,000 students. The university offers undergraduate baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degrees in a wide range of subjects. It also prides itself on the quality of research undertaken at the university.
The campus covers 38 acres in the University Heights neighbourhood of Newark. This campus is home to all the major schools and academic facilities as well as residential, sports and leisure facilities. The campus is within easy reach of downtown Newark but retains a spacious, green feeling.