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Rutgers University Rankings & Reputation

 Worldwide Reputation

Rutgers University ranks #43 overall in the CWUR 2016 World University Rankings and #27 in the United States -

 National Reputation

Rutgers University–New Brunswick ranks among the top public research universities in the United States. It is the only public university in New Jersey to be invited to join the Association of American Universities, an organization comprising the 62 leading universities in North America.

It is the only university in New Jersey that is a member of  the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, a premier higher education consortium of top-tier research institutions. Numerous academic departments are ranked among the very top in their disciplines.


Rutgers University: #10 Ranked "Bang for your Buck" Public University in the country - National ROI Rankings

USA Today/College Factual: Best Colleges
# 23 in the nation, Public Colleges Nationwide

USA Today/College Factual: Best Colleges to Study Health Professions
#2 in the nation

USA Today/College Factual: Best Colleges Ranking by Major
# 3 in the nation, Social Work
# 4 in the nation, Information Science
# 8 in the nation, Biology
# 12 in the nation, Music
# 16 in the nation, Industrial Engineering
# 18 in the nation, Journalism
# 18 in the nation, Fine and Studio Arts
# 20 in the nation, Computer Information Systems
# 23 in the nation, Psychology
# 25 in the nation, History
# 27 in the nation, Finance and Financial Management
# 27 in the nation, Sociology
# 29 in the nation, Chemistry

U.S. News & World Report: America's Best Colleges
# 28 in the nation, Public National Universities

Forbes: America's Top Colleges
Top 30 Public Colleges

U.S. News & World Report: America's Best Colleges
NYC/NJ Metropolitan Region
# 1 public national university
# 1 public national university, high school counselor rankings
# 1 public national university, freshman retention rate
# 1 public university, undergraduate engineering
# 2 public university, undergraduate business

U.S. News & World Report: 15 in the Top 10, Best Graduate Schools
# 1 in the nation, Women's History
# 2 in the nation, School Library Media
# 6 in the nation, Library and Information Studies; Library Services for Children and Youth; English–Gender and Literature; Sociology of Culture
# 7 in the nation, Criminology; Library Information Systems
# 8 in the nation, Digital Librarianship; Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics; History–African-American; Physician Assistant
# 9 in the nation, English–18th through 20th Century British Literature; Math–Logic; Fine Arts–Printmaking

Nearly 50 Rutgers University–New Brunswick graduate programs, departments, or schools rank in the U.S. News & World Report top 11 to 50. A sampling includes:

Business: Supply Chain Logistics (# 11) (Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick)
Fine Arts: Painting/Drawing (# 13)
Modern U.S. History (# 14)
Physics: Condensed Matter (# 15)
Physician Assistant (# 16)
English (# 17)
Industrial Engineering (# 19)
History (# 20)
Computer Science: Theory (# 21)
Math (# 23)
Nursing (# 25)
Pharmacy (# 26)
Social Work (# 26)
Fine Arts (# 27)
Aerospace Engineering (# 28)
Sociology (# 28)
Physics (# 29)
Public Health (# 31)

U.S. Department of Education: Homeroom Blog
15 Public Four-Year Colleges with High Graduation Leading to High Incomes

Money: Best Public Colleges
Top 50

Kiplinger's: Best College Values, Public Colleges
The 100 top values in public colleges and universities
# 40 in the nation, out-of-state
# 47 in the nation,  in-state

The Business Journals: Rankings of U.S. Public Colleges
# 30 in the nation

Business Insider: The 104 Smartest Public Colleges in America
# 43 in the nation

Business Insider: 11 Best Colleges for a Job on Wall Street

QuantNet: Best Quant Programs
# 18 in the nation, Mathematical Finance
# 18 in the nation, Quantitative Finance

U.S. News & World Report: Schools Producing the Most Fortune 500 CEOs
# 10 in the nation, with 11 graduates

LinkedIn: University Rankings Based on Career Outcomes
# 13 in the nation, Media Professionals
# 16 in the nation, Marketers
# 22 in the nation, Finance Professionals

PayScale College Salary Report: Colleges by Salary Potential
# 17 in the nation, Best Public Research Universities
# 51 in the nation, Best Research Universities

PayScale College Salary Report by Major: Colleges by Salary Potential
# 14 in the nation, Best Schools for Computer Science Majors
# 16 in the nation, Best Schools for Humanities Majors
# 19 in the nation, Best Schools for Physical and Life Science Majors
# 24 in the nation, Best Schools for Social Science Majors
# 29 in the nation, Best Schools for Communication/Journalism Majors

The Chronicle of Higher Education
# 10 in the nation, top producers of U.S. Fulbright students. The top 10: Harvard, University of Michigan, Northwestern, University of Chicago, University of California–Berkeley, Brown, University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Princeton, Rutgers

USA Today/College Factual: Best Colleges for Veterans
# 9 in the nation

Military Times Edge: Best for Vets
# 3 in the nation, Graduate business schools, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick
# 5 in the nation, 4-year institutions

National Academy of Inventors
Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Patents

Reuters Top 100
The World's Most Innovative Universities

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China) Academic Ranking of World Universities
# 64 in the world
# 39 in the nation
# 44 in the world, # 22 in the nation (Mathematics)
# 45 in the world, # 27 in the nation (Physics)
Top 75 in the world: Computer Science, Economics, Life and Agricultural Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Social Science
Top 100 in the world: Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy

Center for World University Rankings (Saudi Arabia)
# 50 in the world
# 33 in the nation
# 17 public university in the nation

Times Higher Education World University Rankings (U.K.)
Top 100 universities in the world (World Reputation Rankings)
# 32 in the world (arts and humanities)
# 16 in the nation (arts and humanities)

QS World University Rankings by Subject (U.K.)
Top 100 in the World: Agriculture and Forestry, English Languages and Literature, Mathematics, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Philosophy (# 3 in the world), Physics and Astronomy,
# 3 in the nation, Philosophy
# 18 in the nation, Pharmacy and Pharmacology
# 19 in the nation, English Language and Literature
# 19 in the nation, Physics and Astronomy
# 23 in the nation, Mathematics
# 24 in the nation, Agriculture and Forestry

U.S. News & World Report: Best Global Universities
# 60 in the world
# 38 in the nation
Top 100 in the world: Agricultural Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Biology and Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics and Business, Geosciences, Mathematics, Microbiology, Neuroscience and Behavior, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Physics, Social Sciences and Public Health, Space Science

Emerging: Global Employability University Ranking (France and Germany)
Top 100 in the world
# 27 in the nation
# 6 public university in the nation

Nature: The Top 100 Most-Cited Research Papers of All Time
# 74 Joachim Messing, et al., Gene, Volume 33, Issue 1, 1985, pages 103–119, "Improved M13 phage cloning vectors and host strains: nucleotide sequences of the M13mpl8 and pUC19 vectors"
# 92 Helen Berman, et al., Nucleic Acids Research, Volume 28, Issue 1, 2000, pages 235–242, "The Protein Data Bank"

U.S. News & World Report: Diversity
Among all national universities ranked by U.S. News & World Report, Rutgers University–New Brunswick is ranked 28th in diversity, and among AAU public flagship institutions in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, is topped in diversity only by University of California schools.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
# 18 in the nation, degrees conferred to minority undergraduates across all disciplines

Association of American Medical Colleges
# 4 in the nation, supplying African-American applicants to U.S. medical schools

Campus Pride Index: LGBTQ-Friendly Campus Climate
Top 25 LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges and Universities

U.S. News & World Report:  America's Best Colleges
# 10 among the top 100 schools for the percentage of first-year undergraduates receiving Pell grants

Philosophical Gourmet Report: Quality and Reputation of Philosophy Faculty
# 2 in the United States overall
# 3 in the English-speaking world overall
# 1 in the English-speaking world, Epistemology
# 2 in the English-speaking world, Philosophy of Mind
Top 4 in the English-speaking world: Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Cognitive Science

American Mathematical Society
# 5 in the world for number of mathematicians in the society's inaugural class of fellows

Planetizen: Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs 
# 6 in the nation, Rutgers’ Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Times Higher Education (U.K.)
# 4 in the world among oceanographic institutions

Advanced Trading Magazine
In top 10 in the nation among programs in quantitative finance, MS in Mathematical Finance

Wall Street Journal 
# 21 in the nation, corporate recruiter pick for best graduates
# 3 among nation's undergraduate business programs, corporate recruiter pick for best graduates
# 8 in the nation, Executive MBA, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, Return on Investment
# 21 in the world, Executive MBA, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, World's Best Executive MBA Programs

Financial Times
Top 100 in the world, Executive MBA, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick
# 33 in the world, career progress, Executive MBA, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick
# 20 in the nation, Executive MBA, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick

USA Today: Athletic and Academic Success
# 8 in the nation, Top Division I Schools for Women's Basketball

Backstage Magazine
Dance Off USA: Five College Dance Programs Worth Leaping Into, Rutgers' Mason Gross School of the Arts
5 Tried-and-True Acting Colleges, Rutgers' Mason Gross School of the Arts

Hollywood Reporter
The Top 25 Drama Schools in the World, Rutgers' Mason Gross School of the Arts

Hollywood Reporter
25 Best Drama Schools for a Master of Fine Arts, Rutgers' Mason Gross School of the Arts

Huffington Post
Among "The 10 MFA Programs That Give You the Most Bang For Your Buck," Rutgers' Mason Gross School of the Arts

American Parliamentary Debate Association
# 8 in the nation, College of the Year. Top 10 in order: Yale, Brandeis, George Washington, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Brown, William and Mary, Rutgers, Bates, Columbia
# 4 in the nation, Team of the Year
# 5 and # 7 in the nation, Speaker of the Year

Top 10 percent. Academic Progress Rate for football players.  Only state university among Football Bowl Subdivision programs to finish in the top 10 percent for seven consecutive years.

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
# 2 in the nation, Solar Photovoltaic Installations at U.S. Campuses

Gorilla Prize (schools that recycle the highest gross tonnage of combined paper, cardboard, and bottle and cans regardless of campus population):
# 1 in the nation, 9th consecutive year

# 19 in the world, 50 Most Beautiful Business Schools, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, 100 Rock (Rutgers University–New Brunswick)