Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
, is located in New Brunswick, Piscataway, Camden and Newark, New Jersey.
Considered a highly prestigious university, Rutgers offers more than 100 distinct bachelor's, 100 master's, and 80 doctoral and
professional degree programs across 29 degree-granting schools and colleges, 16 of which offer graduate programs of study.Rutgers is the eighth oldest institution of higher learning established in the United States, originally chartered as "Queen's College" in 1766.Rutgers was designated the State University of New Jersey by legislatives acts in 1945
and 1956. The University of Newark merged with Rutgers in 1946, expanding the school to include the current campus in Newark. The College of South Jersey, which became the Camden campus, merged in 1950.