Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is the eighth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, and one of the leading universities in the nation. It is a member of the Association of American Universities, and one of the 62 leading research universities in North America. Rutgers University has a mission of instruction, research, and service. The university continues to grow, both in its facilities and in the variety and depth of its educational and research programs. Its goals for the future include the continued provision of the highest quality of education, along with the increased support of research and commitment to public service to meet the needs of society.
The main campus of the university is located in New Brunswick, overlooking the beautiful Raritan River. It is located 2 blocks from Hyatt Regency Hotel, and downtown New Brunswick.
The New Brunswick campus, which is easily accessible by car or rail, is the center of the Washington/Boston corridor between Philadelphia and New York.