Rutgers General Description (boilerplate)

About Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey- Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is a leading research University and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. Nearly 69,000 students and 22,000 full- and part-time faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.

As the state’s premier comprehensive public research university, Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence, to conducting cutting-edge research that aids the state’s economy, businesses and industries, and to providing services, solutions, and clinical care that help individuals and communities.

With research a fundamental part of the university’s mission, its Office of Research and Economic Development provides services across Rutgers to support the faculty’s research and strategically leads the university's economic development activities.

The university belongs to the Big Ten Academic Alliance, comprised of 14 world-class research universities, and is among the top 20 public U.S. universities for total R&D funding. Rutgers University–New Brunswick is the state’s only public institution in the prestigious Association of American Universities.