Welcome to the Department of English at Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey is a vibrant city of 50,000 residents, a number that triples during the business day with college students and corporate and business employees. The city has richly diverse neighborhoods and a bustling downtown. Murray Hall, where all REDI activities, will take place, is a short walk to downtown New Brunswick. New Brunswick is located 31 miles southwest of New York City.
Rutgers University is one of the nation's major public institutions of higher education, enrolling more than 50,000 students on campuses in Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick. Chartered in 1766, Rutgers has a unique history as a colonial college, a land-grant institution, and a state university. The New Brunswick campus—the University's largest—is made up of five smaller campuses whose settings include bucolic farms, sprawling suburban landscapes, and a big bustling college town spanning the Raritan River.
The Graduate Program of Literatures in English at Rutgers University is regularly ranked as one of the top twenty programs in the nation. Our faculty are recognized for their commitment to pursuing historically-grounded and theoretically-informed research across the full span of literary production, and for their dedication to preparing the next generation of literary scholars and teachers for professional success. The program's record in job placement is among the very best in the nation. Over the past several years, over 80% of our students have secured the most competitive and sought-after positions in the United States and across the world.
Rutgers English Diversity Institute
Department of English
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
510 George Street, Murray Hall
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-1167