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Rutgers Makes Record-Breaking Gains in U.S. News Rankings


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New Brunswick is #15 top public university; Newark and Camden among top 50 public and top 100 national universities

Rutgers University advanced significantly in the U.S. News & World Report college rankings, with Rutgers-New Brunswick ranked as the #15 top public university in the nation this year and all three of the university’s locations in Newark, Camden and New Brunswick among the top 100 national universities for the first time in the ranking’s 40-year history.

In addition to Rutgers-New Brunswick’s rank as one of the top 15 public universities – its highest ranking ever in that category – it was also ranked at 40th among all national universities, public and private, for the first time, moving up 15 places in the rankings from #55 last year.

Rutgers-Newark (#40, up from #53 last year) and Rutgers-Camden (#49, up from #61 last year) ranked among the top 50 public universities. Rutgers-Newark and Rutgers-Camden are also respectively ranked #82 and #98 among the nearly 1,500 national universities scored this year (up from #115 and #127 last year).

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