Our mission is to provide exceptional educational opportunities in summer and winter in support of the university's academic mission.

Why Rutgers Summer Session?

Course Selection

One of the largest summer programs in the country, Rutgers University–New Brunswick offers over 2,500 course sections, internships, and research/travel study opportunities to help you fulfill core or major/minor requirements and build your resume.

Outstanding Faculty 

Instructors are passionate about their subjects, adept at structuring engaging, interactive learning, and committed to helping their students succeed.

Small Class Size 

Small classes allow you to build collegial relationships with your classmates and professor. The quality of interactions in class is consistently identified by both students and faculty as one of the best parts of their summer term experience.

Single Focus 

Because you’ll only take one or two classes at a time, you can master difficult material by focusing your studies.

Intensive Format

The summer term is ideal for learning subjects that require massed practice or rehearsal, such as foreign languages and public speaking. Long class meetings and short breaks between classes help you retain information better and use class time more effectively.

Academic Excellence 

New Brunswick’s Summer Session courses meet or exceed the high academic standards set for the regular academic year at Rutgers, a top-ranked research institution and public university.


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