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Student Life

The New Brunswick and Piscataway campuses of Rutgers University are located in central New Jersey. New Brunswick, a thriving city with restaurants, theaters and shops, is home to the oldest of Rutgers campuses. Located on the major Northeast Corridor train line connecting Washington DC to Boston, New Brunswick is less than a one hour ride to New York City, with service to Newark International Airport. Suburban Piscataway is home to multiple life sciences and medical school facilities of Rutgers. Students can choose to live in urban, suburban or small town settings, all within a few minutes of campus. The surrounding area is diverse in character and offers numerous cultural and recreational activities, with the Jersey shore and Pocono Mountains within an hour's drive.

 Graduate Student Housing

While some students choose to live on the Rutgers campus, many live off campus in the city of New Brunswick, the nearby town of Highland Park, or the suburban areas of Piscataway, Edison or Franklin. Rutgers University has a useful Off-Campus Housing website to assist students in locating available housing options.

On campus housing for graduate students can be found on the Busch and Livingston campuses.  Students who are married or who have children are welcome in on-campus housing.

Transportation

The campuses of Rutgers University are connected by an extensive bus system  that makes it easy for students to travel to all campuses year round. In addition, Rutgers is becoming more and more bicycle friendly [http://bikes.rutgers.edu] with bike lanes on major streets in New Brunswick and Piscataway, and dedicated bike trails connecting the campuses. Parking [http://rudots.rutgers.edu/permits.shtml]is available on all campuses.

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Contact Us

Division of Life Sciences Graduate Program Office
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Nelson Lab-604 Allison Rd
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 848.445.9517
gradoffice@dls.rutgers.edu