Rutgers–Camden boasts the best of two vibrant cities: Camden and Philadelphia. The benefits for you? Our location in the heart of a major metropolitan area puts you within minutes of everything our region offers.

Camden Connects You to the Real World

Philly skyline with bridge
We’re proud to have Camden in our name and to be an integral part of the city’s future. Camden’s resilience and the tenacious vision of its community leaders are daily inspirations to us. As an anchor institution in the University District, we play a leadership role in the revitalization of this historic city.

Give Back to the Community

We’ll encourage you to leave your mark on the city and region, through civic engagement opportunities and other ways to make a difference. Whether through volunteerism, community-based research, or engaged civic learning courses, you can help meet the challenges and gain important skills along the way.

Career-Building Internships

Just over the Benjamin Franklin Bridge is Center City, Philadelphia’s business and government hub. We’ll help you find the right educational experiences, internships, and job opportunities there and throughout the region through our Career Center.

Happenings In and Around Camden

It’s all right here: the arts, history, sports, and culture. The Camden Waterfront, a short walk from campus, attracts three million visitors a year for entertainment. A quick train ride takes you into Philadelphia within minutes for restaurants, museums, historical sites, music and theater performances, and professional sports.

Opportunities All Around You

We’re a world-class university, and part of what makes us great is our proximity to opportunity—in Camden, Philadelphia, and the greater Delaware Valley region. 

Civic engagement is a life-changing experience. It will change your studies. It will change your career choice. It will change who you are—and all for the better.
Colin Sheehan
Political Science & Law