University Facts and Figures

How many students attend Rutgers? What percentage of students receive financial aid? Rutgers is such a diverse and multinational place, where do all those students come from? Answers to these and countless other intriguing questions can be found on the University Facts and Figures page.

Key Facts

As an alumni leader, you should know a few important facts about Rutgers that you can share with others. Did you know that Rutgers

  • was chartered in 1766 as Queen’s College;
  • is the eighth-oldest college in the nation;
  • is a member of the Association of American Universities, which comprises the 62 leading research universities in the United States;
  • enrolls more than 66,000 students, including nearly 47,000 undergraduates and 19,000 graduate students;
  • has locations in Newark, Camden, and New Brunswick and a healthcare division, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences; and
  • has more than 500,000 living alumni.

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New Brunswick

Governing Boards

Rutgers’ governing boards are the Board of Governors and the Board of Trustees. The governing board of Rutgers University Foundation is the Board of Overseers. Take a moment to learn more about the university’s governing boards and the foundation’s.