Rutgers University is the birthplace of college football and is home to some of the most historical traditions in intercollegiate athletics.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities.
As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.
With over 52,000 students and over 10,500 faculty and staff on its three campuses in Camden, Newark and New Brunswick, Rutgers is a vibrant academic community committed to the highest standards of teaching, research, and service. More
New Brunswick, New Jersey
In 1730, the City of New Brunswick, centrally located between New York City and Philadelphia, was so named in honor of the English royal house of Brunswick and became a colonial center for trade and commerce. Rutgers University, founded in New Brunswick in 1766, was the eighth college to be founded in the colonies and the only state university to have existed before the Revolutionary War. New Brunswick figures prominently into the history of the American Revolution and early United States.
New Brunswick has been dubbed "The Health Care City" to reflect the importance of the healthcare industry to its economy. The city is home to the world headquarters of Johnson & Johnson, along with several medical teaching and research institutions including Saint Peter's University Hospital, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers University's School of Pharmacy, and The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital.
The College Avenue (Wrestling/Volleyball/Crew), Douglass and Cook campuses are located in New Brunswick. More
Piscataway, New Jersey
Piscataway was founded in 1666, and officially incorporated in 1798. The community, the fifth oldest municipality in New Jersey, has grown from Indian territory, through a colonial period and is one of the links in the earliest settlement of the Atlantic seacoast that ultimately led to the formation of the United States.
The Busch (Football Stadium, Soccer/Lacrosse Complexes) and Livingston (Athletic Center, Baseball/Softball/Track/Field Hockey Complexes) campuses are situated in Piscataway Township. More
Fan Gameday Information
The Rutgers Athletics Department welcomes fans to campus for exciting games and events throughout the year. ScarletKnights.com provides the latest official information for all sports.
Email us via our online form and we will respond as quickly as possible. If we cannot provide an answer to your question, we will put you in touch with the appropriate person in the department.
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