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Why New Jersey

Rutgers University is the State University of New Jersey and the home of Rutgers Business School. With over 585,000 alums and 80,000 students across three campuses, Rutgers has experienced rich diversity in culture, nationality, and perspectives that make it unique. Over 10,000 of our students come from across the globe to receive high-quality education and achieve their professional goals.

Why do so many students choose to go to Rutgers? Beyond the academics and campus life, its location in New Jersey gives access to arts & culture, famous cuisine, Fortune 500 employers, recreational activities, and more. The close proximity to New York and Pennsylvania is an attractive bonus to living in this state, which is an added benefit to our Business School students for employment opportunities.


Best State to Live In

Source: WalletHub, 2021


Unemployment Rate

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, March 2023


Most diverse state in the nation with a 45% minority population

Source: Choose New Jersey, Inc.

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Jersey Life

New Jersey offers countless opportunities to fulfill your personal and professional dreams. Entertainment in the form of the arts and music is populated in many thriving downtown areas. Museums, music festivals, galleries, boutiques, and other cultural attractions reflect the contributions of our diverse population.

From fresh food from farmers markets to elegant restaurants, New Jersey’s options in cuisine will satisfy your curiosity and your tastebuds. There are endless options and experiences to enjoy in the “food capital of America.”

Residents and visitors take advantage of the many outdoor activities and opportunities to enjoy nature. Explore New Jersey’s beaches, state parks, mountains, and lakes across this state’s diverse geography.

Education and Employment

#1 state for education at every level

$78,700 per capita personal income

Home to 14 Fortune 500 companies

#2 state for concentration of STEM degrees awarded

42% of the workforce has a bachelor’s degree or higher (national average 33%)