Rutgers University

multi-campus American public research university in New Jersey, United States

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey , commonly referred to as Rutgers University, or RU, is an American public research university in New Jersey. It is the largest institution of higher education in New Jersey. Rutgers was originally chartered as Queen's College on November 10, 1766. It is the eighth-oldest college in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution. The college was renamed Rutgers College in 1825 in honor of Colonel Henry Rutgers. For most of its existence, Rutgers was a private liberal arts college but it evolved into a coeducational public research university after being designated "The State University of New Jersey" by the New Jersey Legislature in laws enacted in 1945 and 1956.Rutgers has three campuses located throughout New Jersey: New Brunswick campus in New Brunswick and adjacent Piscataway, the Newark campus, and the Camden campus. The university has additional facilities elsewhere in the state. Instruction is offered by 9,000 faculty members in 175 academic departments to over 45,000 undergraduate students and more than 20,000 graduate and professional students. The university is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, the Association of American Universities and the Universities Research Association. The New Brunswick campus was categorized by Howard and Matthew Green in their book titled The Public Ivies: America's Flagship Public Universities (2001) as a Public Ivy.
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Philip Roth

American novelist

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The Plot Against America

novel by Philip Roth

author: Philip Roth

2004

The Dying Animal

novel by Philip Roth

author: Philip Roth

2001

Portnoy's Complaint

book by Philip Roth

author: Philip Roth

1969

Indignation

novel by Philip Roth

author: Philip Roth

2008

When She Was Good

book by Philip Roth

author: Philip Roth

1967

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Toni Morrison cover

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Toni Morrison

Afro-American writer

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Jonathan Carroll cover

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Jonathan Carroll

novelist, short story writer

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Milton Friedman cover

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Milton Friedman

American economist, statistician, and writer

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Junot Díaz

Dominican-American writer

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