CAMDEN, NJ — Rutgers University–Camden has once again landed as one of the best "bangs for the buck" in the Northeast.
The university was named 24th for the region in "Washington Monthly" magazine's “Best Bang for the Buck” category, which recognizes institutions that help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices. The list includes more than 380 schools.
In the 2019 overall ranking for national universities, which emphasizes such factors as social mobility, research, and promoting public service, Rutgers–Camden was ranked 57th. This is the first year that the school appears in the national category due to its recent elevation to R2 research university classification by Carnegie.
“Rutgers–Camden is committed to access and affordability,” says Rutgers University–Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon. “We pride ourselves on providing students with a world-class Rutgers education at an affordable price ... Being recognized on "Washington Monthly’s" 'Best Bang for the Buck' list affirms our commitment to our students and the wider community we serve.”
Factors that "Washington Monthly" uses to formulate its rankings include the percentage of low-income students who receive federal aid, the net price of attendance after financial aid, the number of students involved in the Peace Corps and ROTC, and faculty awards for research.
Approximately 7,350 students are enrolled at Rutgers University–Camden in undergraduate and graduate programs. Nearly 40 majors, including special programs and an Honors College, comprise the undergraduate academic experience.