Rutgers, New Jersey and American Flags

Part of America's Research Engine

Revolutionary for more than 250 years, Rutgers is entrenched in a culture of research, innovation and invention. 

$736.8 Million
Spent on Research & Development

More than All NJ Universities Combined

3,817
Research Awards

Fiscal Year 2019

$750.8 Million
Research Grants & Sponsored Programs

Fiscal Year 2019

A Research Powerhouse

Rutgers ranks among America’s highest-ranked research universities as a member of the Association of American Universities, comprised of 62 distinguished institutions in the United States and Canada that continually advance society through education, research, and discovery, and the Big Ten Academic Alliance, a consortium of 14 first-tier research universities that shares knowledge, best practices, and pools resources to strengthen higher education and support research.

A Public Land-Grant University

A special designation awarded by the federal government to a select number of colleges and universities, Rutgers is an original land-grant institution and one of 79 U.S. member institutions of the Association of Public Land-grant Universities (APLU). A research, policy, and advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening and advancing the work of public universities, part of the APLU's mission is to advance and promote research and discovery to improve society, foster economic growth, and address global challenges.

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