Ready to roll up your sleeves and change the world? Rutgers–Camden is home to students who want to study with the world’s best minds, surrounded by a tight-knit community, all on a campus where everything is within a 15 minute walk.

Make the world a better place while taking advantage of our location in the heart of the Greater Philadelphia region. Innovative, hands-on education, surrounded by unlimited possibilities, all without incurring a lifetime of debt; that's where higher education is headed, Rutgers–Camden is leading the way.

Making Camden Your Home

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.

Career-Building Internships

From every direction, you’ll find opportunities to enrich your experiences outside of the classroom. In New Jersey, you’ll have access to a variety of pharmaceutical companies. Just over the Benjamin Franklin Bridge is Center City, Philadelphia’s business, government, and medical hub. If you’re willing to travel a bit farther, New York City and Washington, D.C. also offer countless internships to feed your curiosity. We’ll help you find the right educational experiences, internships, and job opportunities 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.

Civic Engagement

We’ll encourage you to make a difference in the city and region you call home to build stronger communities. Through civic engagement opportunities such as volunteerism, community-based research, or engaged civic learning courses, you can help meet the challenges of our communities and gain important skills along the way.

Student Life

From the very beginning you’ll be welcomed into our tight-knit community of curious collaborators. Learn and grow on a convenient and compact campus where everything is within a 15-minute walk. Despite our small size, you’ll expand your worldview and explore new interests through our diverse range of activities, organizations, and other opportunities for you to leave your mark.


A small campus doesn’t mean limited opportunities. Students here have a variety of ways to get involved and grow as more well-rounded individuals.

Team Sports

Cheer on one of our 19 men's and women's NCAA Division III athletics teams. Go Scarlet Raptors!

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Cross Country

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Clubs and Organizations

Make friends while making a difference. We offer dozens of student clubs and organizations that range from cultural to professional. If you don't find a club that suits you, start one! Here’s a sample.

  • American Medical Students Association
  • Art Students League
  • Black Students Union
  • Latin American Students Organization
  • Rutgers Road to Wall Street
  • Student Veterans @ RU-C
  • Student Nursing Association
  • West Indian-Indian Connect


Greek Life

Participate in academic, social, philanthropic, and leadership activities as a member of a fraternity or sorority.


Fitness, Club Sports, and Intramurals

Work out in our state-of-the-art fitness and recreational facilities. Or find an activity that’s right for you: dance team, flag football, ice hockey, martial arts, rowing, yoga, and more.


Arts and Culture

production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are DeadWe’re proud to be a catalyst for arts and culture in the metropolitan Philadelphia region. Right here on campus, we host cultural events and present national acts and performers.

  • The Center for the Arts is a year-round, multivenue arts institution presenting programs in the visual arts, performing arts, and arts education.
  • The Department of Fine Arts showcases the talents of its music, theater, and visual arts students in exhibitions and performances all year.
  • The Stedman Gallery in the Fine Arts building exhibits works from its own collections as well as those by faculty, students, and artists from around the globe.
  • The Student Works Gallery in the Campus Center exhibits student work and is curated by students.
  • Symphony in C, one of only three professional training orchestras in the country, presents its premier concert series at Rutgers–Camden.
  • The Writers House brings the nation’s brightest literary stars to campus for public readings, as well as hosting workshops and other events.

Housing and Dining

Your Housing Options

Undergraduate Residence HallOur comfortable, spacious suites and apartments feature modern amenities and the conveniences of a home away from home. Plus, you’ll get to class fast. You can walk to all our classrooms in 15 minutes or less.

Residence Suites and Apartments

Camden Tower Suites

The 10-story facility is the primary on-campus housing space for first-year students. Each furnished suite features three bedrooms to accommodate six students plus a living room and bathroom with a vanity area.

Camden Apartments

This six-story building includes fully furnished two- and four-bedroom apartments with a living room, kitchen, dining area, and bathroom with a vanity area.

Graduate Residence Hall330 Cooper Street

Opened in 2012, this 12-story building features one-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments with stainless steel kitchen appliances and full-sized beds.

Special Themed Floors

You'll connect with other students who have similar academic interests and career goals by living in a Themed Floor Community. These unique living/learning experiences feature special workshops and study trips organized by and for your themed floor. Some examples:

  • Business floor: Receive peer mentoring and support tailored to business students. You’ll be able to network starting your first day on campus.
  • Health and medical sciences floor: Biology, nursing, and pre-medical science majors can live in an environment with students who understand the challenges of these programs.
  • Transfer students: Living with other transfer students can help you make new connections. Staff on this floor will help you get acquainted with your new home.

How to Apply

Students who have accepted their admission may apply for housing after receiving a Rutgers NetID.

Apply for Housing

Off-Campus Housing Options

Camden and the surrounding region offer many lifestyle options: local neighborhoods, old-fashioned small towns, close and convenient suburbs, and Philadelphia, ranked by Fast Company as one of the top 20 most livable cities in the world for work and play balance.

Popular choices:

  • The Cooper Grant neighborhood, adjacent to campus along the Camden Waterfront, is a culturally diverse, civically active, and architecturally rich historic district.
  • Philadelphia, with its diverse neighborhoods and housing options, delivers cosmopolitan living and a quick commute.
  • Collingswood and Haddon Township, minutes away in New Jersey, attract students and professionals with walkable downtowns, an eclectic restaurant scene, and lively arts communities.

Your Dining OptionsDining Hall

You may not have the comfort of a home-cooked meal here but with our gourmet dining, state-of-the-art dining facility, and Grubhub delivery partnership, you’ll have access to delicious and nutritious meals and snacks. We offer a wide selection of dining options to accommodate dietary requests—including vegan, vegetarian, halal, and gluten-free meals. Our Registered Dietitian works on campus full time to meet the needs and answer any questions of our Rutgers–Camden community.

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I ultimately chose Camden over New Brunswick because of the potential. I wouldn’t have been able to get this involved in a bigger school. Serving in organizations and navigating a smaller campus opens up more opportunities with less competition.
Abhi Kaneria '21
Finance and Management