"Never during Rutgers' 250 year history has there been so much potential for the University in such a short period of time. The future is bright for Rutgers, and is within our grasp."
- Robert L. Barchi, Rutgers President
New Brunswick is home to Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and is one of the nation’s leading comprehensive public research universities. Founded in 1766 as all-male Queen’s College, the school was renamed in 1825 in honor of trustee and Revolutionary War veteran Colonel Henry Rutgers. In 1989, Rutgers was invited to join the Association of American Universities, making Rutgers one of the top 62 research universities in North America. Rutgers’ standing as a leading university reached new heights in 2013 when the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, which includes two medical schools and a dental school, merged with Rutgers University. Today, with more than 65,000 students, Rutgers is one of the most significant and diverse comprehensive research universities in the nation.