Rutgers University–Camden Named a “Best Bang for the Buck” University by Washington Monthly Magazine

Aerial view of Rutgers University–Camden in autumn

Rutgers University–Camden once again has been recognized by Washington Monthly magazine as a strong value, while also earning high overall rankings among master’s-level universities across the nation.

Among schools in the Northeast, Rutgers–Camden was named sixth in the “Best Bang for the Buck” category, and is the only university in New Jersey to be named among the top 10. Nationally, Rutgers University–Camden was ranked fifth in terms of providing social mobility opportunities for its students.

In Washington Monthly’s overall rankings for master’s-level universities, which emphasize such factors as enrolling and graduating low-income students, supporting research and encouraging students’ public service, Rutgers–Camden was ranked among the top 20 at 11; last year, Rutgers–Camden was ranked 85th in the same category.

“We’re pleased that organizations recognize what our students already know: Rutgers–Camden is a great value,” says Rutgers University–Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon. “We are a place where students pursue and achieve their world-class Rutgers degrees in a personalized and supportive setting. Rutgers–Camden knows how to connect students with research, civic engagement, and an active student life, and our continued upward trajectory is a key indicator of our success.”

Factors Washington Monthly utilizes to formulate its rankings include the percentage of low-income students who receive federal aid, the net price of attendance after financial aid, the numbers of students involved in the Peace Corps and ROTC, and faculty awards for research.

Approximately 6,800 students are enrolled at Rutgers University–Camden in undergraduate and graduate programs, led by faculty committed to excellence in research and teaching. Nearly 40 majors, including special programs and an Honors College, comprise the undergraduate academic experience. The campus also offers 28 graduate programs, including three interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs, doctorates in nursing practice and physical therapy, an MBA, and the only law school in southern New Jersey.

Earlier in 2016, Rutgers University–Camden received a signature honor when it was named as New Jersey’s first Purple Heart University by the Military Order of the Purple Heart in recognition of the university’s commitment to supporting its student-veterans. In 2015, Rutgers University–Camden was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification designation in recognition of Rutgers–Camden’s strength in civically engaged learning and community service.

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