Founded in 1766, Rutgers is the nation’s eighth oldest institution of higher learning—one of only nine colonial colleges established before the American Revolution—and has a centuries-old tradition of rising to the challenges of each new generation. Now home to 32 schools and colleges, Rutgers serves more than 58,000 students, from all 50 states and 125 different countries, seeking undergraduate education, professional studies, and graduate degrees. Our faculty are internationally recognized for generating innovative ideas and conducting research that breaks new ground. They are Guggenheim Fellows, MacArthur “Genius Award” Fellows, Fulbright Scholars, and Pulitzer Prize winners. As a preeminent public research university and hub of lifelong learning, Rutgers’s mission is to prepare students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world.