[This post is from 2013, when I was deciding whether to attend Rutgers University or TCNJ. In 2017, I graduated from Rutgers. I just have to say that I LOVED my four years of college. Rutgers changed my life, taught me so much, and provided me with countless opportunities to grow, challenge myself, and learn. Today (4/30/2018), I released my Rutgers Archives with ALL of the blog posts I wrote throughout my four years at Rutgers, organized chronologically and sorted by year. If you’d like to browse them, it might help you get a feel for what to expect from Rutgers. Obviously, we all have our individual experiences and you have to choose whichever university makes more sense for you. My four years were highly nontraditional but I still believe it can be helpful to see what a college was like through the eyes of someone else. Have a look!]
Help! I can’t decide which college I want to attend this fall…
Should I pick Rutgers Business School or TCNJ’s School of Business?
I’m thinking of possibly majoring in Supply Chain Management and minoring in Chinese. I like the idea of being a part of a large alumni network. I want to eventually apply to an ivy for grad school and one day work in a large global company, so in that case, Rutgers would be the way to go.
I want to study abroad, join Circle K, and have an internship or two during my time in college. For all three of those things, either college would be just fine.
At the same time, I’m scared of going to a school that might be too big and have classes in huge lecture halls. I’m not saying I won’t do well in that kind of classroom environment, but it’s just scary because I’ve never had a class like that before. So for that reason, I’m leaning towards TCNJ.
Both schools have pros and cons and even unknowns including: Which has better food? Which has nicer dorms? Which student body will I get along with better?
I don’t want to go to TCNJ and get stuck in a bubble where I know every person on campus and lose touch with the outside world but I also don’t want to go to Rutgers and have to fight to be noticed and compete with other students for local internship opportunities.
It’s tricky! Any opinions/insight would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks!
This post seems to get a lot of traffic from high school seniors trying to decide between Rutgers and TCNJ. I just thought I’d stop back to let you know that I chose Rutgers and I am SO HAPPY I did. I think it was a great decision and I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for certain professors I’ve met through the university. I highly encourage you to search “Rutgers” on my blog and check out some of my other stories.
I graduated from Rutgers this past May and I couldn’t have asked for a better four years of college. I LOVE RUTGERS AND EVERYTHING IT HAS DONE FOR ME.
Today, I published a COMPLETE Rutgers Archive that lists EVERYTHING I blogged about while I was still in college. If you’re debating whether or not to choose Rutgers as your college, it is definitely worth taking a look through. You might see something that could catch your interest! Check it out and feel free to contact me with any questions!