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

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

Among schools in the Northeast, Rutgers University–Camden was ranked second in the “Best Bang for the Buck” category, and is the only university in New Jersey or Pennsylvania to be named among the top five. In 2014, Washington Monthly ranked Rutgers University–Camden 11th in the same category.

In Washington Monthly’s overall rankings for master’s-level universities, which emphasizes such factors as enrolling and graduating low-income students, supporting research and encouraging students’ public service, Rutgers–Camden was ranked among the top 100 at 85. In terms of providing opportunities for social mobility for its students, Rutgers University–Camden was ranked at 40.

“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. A thriving center for research, student life, and civic engagement, Rutgers–Camden has a national reputation that is on an upward trajectory.”

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 6,700 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 2015, Rutgers University–Camden received a signature honor when it 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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