U.S. News & World Report Ranks Rutgers–Camden Among Best Schools in the Nation

U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 Best Colleges rankings were released today, and Rutgers University in Camden saw some of its biggest gains and highest-ever rankings on the publication’s most prestigious lists. Rutgers–Camden came in at #49 in Top Public Universities, up from #61 in the 2022-2023 rankings.

The university made an even bigger year-to-year jump on the Best National Universities list, climbing 29 spots to reach the top 100 at an overall ranking of #98.

“Our rise in the rankings reflects hard work across the university,” Chancellor Antonio D. Tillis said. "These gains resulted from the excellence of our brilliant faculty and the aspirations of our gifted students. I am proud we have worked together to receive this recognition.” 

According to Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Sandra Richtermeyer, "The latest rankings prove our faculty, staff, and students are flourishing. Their exceptional research and scholarship have propelled us forward and brought national attention to the quality of our academic programs."

The university—named in 2016 as New Jersey's first Purple Heart University—came in at #65 on the Best Colleges for Veterans list, up almost 20 places from last. In addition, two Rutgers–Camden schools earned high marks, with the School of Nursing ranked at #86 for its undergraduate programs. The school's jump from #93 comes amid the celebration of its 50th anniversary during the 2023-24 academic year. The School of Business attained the rank of #135 for undergraduate offerings and continues to offer its students a roadmap for lifelong success.

To read how Rutgers University advanced across other rankings, read the Rutgers Today story.

“The 2023-2024 rankings were our most successful yet,” Chancellor Tillis said. “It is because of our talented, innovative, and dedicated university community that we are able to continue moving upward.”

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