Rutgers University–Camden Earns High Marks from U.S. News and World Report, Washington Monthly Magazine

Camden skyline view with Rutgers 330 Cooper housing

By Mike Sepanic

Rutgers University–Camden once again has been recognized nationally as a research university that provides great value and opportunity for its students.

Washington Monthly magazine again ranks Rutgers University–Camden as a “Best Bang for the Buck” university, which recognizes those institutions that help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.

In Washington Monthly’s 2020 ranking for national universities, which emphasizes such factors as social mobility, research, and promoting public service, Rutgers–Camden is ranked 26 in terms of providing social mobility opportunities for its students.

Similarly, U.S. News and World Report gave strong marks to Rutgers University–Camden in its 2021 rankings. Among national universities, Rutgers–Camden posted higher rankings in the following categories: Top Performers on Social Mobility (26), Top Public Universities (71), Best Colleges for Veterans (108), Best Value (140), and Overall (153).

These new rankings represent Rutgers University–Camden’s second year in the category for national universities, a status shift that occurred when Rutgers–Camden’s Carnegie classification was upgraded to R-2 in 2018 based on the university’s impressive growth in research and doctoral education.

“Rutgers–Camden is a place of access and affordability,” says Rutgers University–Camden Interim Chancellor Margaret Marsh. “We provide students with a world-class Rutgers education at an affordable price. Our faculty mentor our students in internships, research, and civic engagement projects, and our students enjoy personalized support as they work to achieve their goals. We are pleased that organizations recognize that Rutgers–Camden is a great value. Being recognized by U.S. News and World Report and Washington Monthly is another affirmation that Rutgers–Camden is making a difference for our students and all of South Jersey.”

More than 7,000 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 nearly 30 graduate programs, including three interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs, a doctorate in nursing practice, an MBA, and the only law school in southern New Jersey.

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