Rutgers-Camden


Rutgers-Camden

Infobox_University


name = Rutgers University - Camden Campus
motto = Sol iustitiae et occidentem illustra
("Sun of righteousness, shine upon the West also.")
established = South Jersey Law School: 1926
College of South Jersey: 1927
Rutgers-Camden: 1950
type = Public, research university
president=Richard L. McCormick
campus = Urban
city = Camden
state = New Jersey
country = USA
undergrad = 38,576
postgrad = 12,904
staff= 2,552 | free_label = Endowment
mascot = Scarlet Raptors
free = US$398.2 million
free_label = Athletics
free = 27 sports teams
website= http://camden.rutgers.edu/
The Camden campus of Rutgers University is located in Camden, New Jersey, and was formerly known as the South Jersey Law School and the College of South Jersey (founded 1926 and 1927, respectively) which were merged with Rutgers in 1950 by an act of the New Jersey Legislature. [ [http://www.camden.rutgers.edu/Camden/Arts_Sciences/introcas.html Camden College of Arts & Sciences] , accessed December 7, 2006] The South Jersey Law School was established in 1926 and the College of South Jersey was established in 1927. Today, the 47 acre (162,000 m²) Camden campus consists of the following degree-granting divisions:

* Camden College of Arts and Sciences
* University College–Camden (School for non-traditional students)
* Graduate School–Camden
* School of Business–Camden
* Rutgers School of Law - Camden

During the 2005-06 academic year, Rutgers-Camden enrolled 5,450 students in 34 undergraduate and 13 master's-level programs. In Fall 2007 the first doctoral program will begin at Rutgers Camden, offered by the Department of Childhood Studies.

History

Early history

Founded in the 1920s, Rutgers–Camden began as an amalgam of the South Jersey Law School and the College of South Jersey. The combined schools became the Camden campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, in 1950. Today, the campus boasts the nation’s first doctoral program in childhood studies, a new state-of-the-art law school facility, and a comprehensive four-year undergraduate business curriculum. Rutgers–Camden consistently earns high marks from students, graduates, employers, and such entities as U.S. News and World Report.

The College of South Jersey

Rutgers in Camden

The College of South Jersey and the South Jersey Law School joined the Rutgers system in 1950. After the Rutgers takeover, the campus expanded, erecting several buildings on site including the Paul Robeson Library, The Business School, the Student Center, and the Walter Gordon Theater.

Visual and Performing Arts

The Fine Arts Building houses the Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, encompassing the principal campus performing venue, now named the Walter Gordon Theater, as well as a black box theater, and Stedman Art Gallery, and a variety of campus and community programs.

Athletics

Rutgers-Camden is an NCAA Division III school, with 15 men's and women's teams. In 2006, The Women's Softball team won the Division III National Championship. [ [http://www.camden.rutgers.edu/Camden/Arts_Sciences/introcas.html Camden College of Arts & Sciences] , accessed April 25, 2008]

Housing

Though the majority of undergraduate students live off campus, the university provides both graduate and undergraduate housing. Undergraduates live in shared dormitory rooms, while law and graduate students live in single or shared apartment style rooms. For students who choose to live off campus, but in the City of Camden, options are limited to the loft apartments at the Victor or the few small apartment complexes bordering the campus.

ee also

* Colonial colleges
* List of notable Rutgers University people
* Rutgers University
* Rutgers-New Brunswick
* Rutgers-Newark

References

External links

* [http://www.camden.rutgers.edu/ Rutgers-Camden official website]


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