The academic mission of Rutgers University in Newark is to provide a first-rate education to an exceptionally diverse community of students. Our institution commands local and broader influence through its high educational standards, top-ranked faculty, and nationally-recognized research. Make the most of what the Rutgers University-Newark Campus has to offer. Music, the arts, sports, history, great architecture, and exciting venues are right at your fingertips. At Rutgers University-Newark theres more to learning than what takes place inside the classroom.