Rutgers-Newark University Housing and Nearby Apartments


A small number of undergraduate and graduate students have the option of living in Rutgers-Newark on-campus housing. First-year students, both freshman and transfers, are most likely to be assigned space in Woodward Hall, which provides suite-style accommodations (all wired for digital cable and internet, of course, plus there's 24-hour laundry and other basic amenities) and easy access to Stonsby Commons, the school's primary dining hall. All Woodward Hall students must be on the Rutgers' meal plan. University Square is the newest addition to the on-campus housing options, designed to accommodate some 600 upper-class and graduate students in two-bedroom apartments (each of which sleeps four), complete with fully-equipped kitchens, bathrooms, and furnished living rooms. The apartment-style complex at 108 West Market Street offers fully-furnished space (with full kitchens) not only for full-time matriculated Rutgers students but also medical residents, post doctoral fellows, and members of the faculty. Rounding out the on-campus housing choices are the Talbot Apartments, fully furnished suite-style residences with complete kitchens. The Talbot Apartments are reserved for any undergraduate or graduate student who is 21 years or older. But these four Rutgers-Newark residences barely make a dent in the combined undergraduate and graduate student population here. In fact, more than 90% of students need to find off-campus housing during the course of the year, and Rutgers-Newark faculty off-campus housing is in high demand as well. The University Heights neighborhood (part of Newark's Central Ward) is a good place to start your search for off-campus housing, both for obvious proximity reasons, and because it's a community that attracts a lot of business and services geared toward a college population; some 10,000 New Jersey Institute of Technology students are also pursuing their education here. Newark's surrounding suburban communities hold plenty of appeal for those looking for a more sedate living situation. Because the Newark Light Rail--which is served by three stations in University Heights--links directly to the PATH train to Manhattan, many neighborhoods in Harrison, Jersey City, Hoboken and New York City are also viable options. Plus, the nearby Newark Broad Street NJ Transit station opens up areas such as East Orange, Orange, South Orange, and others as potential places to live.

About Rutgers-Newark

After a number of mergers and alliances and name-changes involving several Newark institutions during the first half of the 20th century, Rutgers-Newark was officially "born" in 1946, ending a run which began back in 1766 in New Brunswick, and which makes Rutgers, by some measures, the eighth oldest college in the United States. Today Rutgers-Newark is spread out over 38 acres in the city's University Heights neighborhood. The Newark campus is only one of the schools that comprise Rutgers University--the other two are in New Brunswick, spilling over into adjacent Piscataway Township; and in the city of Camden--and at this location you will find eight degree granting undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. In particular, housed here is the Rutgers Business School, the Rutgers School of Law-Newark, and the Institute of Jazz Studies. Rutgers-Newark offers its students many different courses of academic study, with its eight individual schools, including the Newark College of Arts and Sciences, where more than 60% of all undergraduates get their degree. There are also a number of research institutes that are part of the University, such as the aforementioned Institute of Jazz Studies. More than 7,200 undergraduate students attend Rutgers-Newark during any given year, and the most popular majors for this group include Criminal Justice, Finance, Nursing, and Psychology. Scroll down to view apartments near Rutgers-Newark University.