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Student Life

Life in New Jersey

New Jersey and Rutgers University has a lot to offer a student exploring their graduate education in public health.

Life In New Jersey
  • Forbes ranks New Jersey as #13 for “quality of life.”
  • New Jersey is home to 19 of the world’s Fortune 500 companies and is in the middle of a $2 trillion economy.
  • You’ll be in the center of it all. New Jersey is right next to New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C.
  • You’ll have more than 100 miles of pristine Atlantic Beaches and 50+ resort cities and towns to choose from when deciding where to dig your toes in the sand.
  • Planning a trip? You can get just about anywhere in New Jersey and beyond using the Country’s densest network of highways and railroads.
  • Whether you’re #TeamPorkRoll or #TeamTaylorHam, you can chow down on the world’s most famous mystery meat in the “Diner Capital" of the world.
  • Bet you thought Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty were part of New York. Wrong, it's New Jersey!
  • You’ll never be thirsty in New Jersey. New Jersey has some of the most stringent water testing laws in the country. In fact, Jersey City, New Jersey was the first city in the U.S. to begin routine disinfection of community water.
  • We’re pretty proud of our produce. Our award winning tomatoes, corn, blueberries, and cranberries can’t be beat.
  • The country’s third largest port is in Elizabeth, New Jersey. #Mindblown.
  • The first ever intercollegiate football game was played here between Rutgers and Princeton University. Rutgers won!

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