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Rutgers-Camden vs. New Brunswick

I got accepted to both Rutgers-Camden and New Brunswick, and I'm not sure which one to choose. Can anyone provide their experiences with the campuses, academic programs, and overall atmosphere of these schools?

6 months ago

Congratulations on your acceptances! I'll try to provide an overview of the major differences between the two campuses, so that you can better determine which one best fits your needs.

Rutgers-Camden:

1. Size: Rutgers-Camden is a smaller campus, and thus provides a more intimate learning experience. If you prefer smaller class sizes and closer interactions with professors, this smaller size could be an advantage.

2. Location: Situated in the city of Camden, the campus has an urban feel. It's also close to Philadelphia, which means plenty of opportunities for internships, job prospects, and cultural experiences.

3. Diversity: The student body is known for its diversity, which can lead to opportunities for rich cultural exchange and sense of inclusiveness.

Rutgers-New Brunswick:

1. Size: Rutgers-New Brunswick is the flagship campus of Rutgers University, and it's much larger than Camden. It offers a wide range of academic programs and resources. The large size may suit you if you're comfortable with bigger classes and prefer a wider variety of options.

2. Location: The campus has a more traditional college town atmosphere, with the campuses spread across various locations in New Brunswick and Piscataway. It's also close to New York City, which means unparalleled access to internships, job opportunities, and cultural events.

3. Athletics & Student Life: The campus has a robust athletics program, which competes against renowned teams like Ohio State, Michigan, and Penn State, Big Ten, and offers numerous other clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.

Visiting both campuses, if possible, can also give you a better feel for the overall atmosphere and help you make an informed decision. Good luck!

6 months ago

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