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The Making of a University

From seminary to research university, Rutgers has a rich history.

Illustration of Rutgers Historic people

A Revolutionary Idea

From Queen’s College to top research university, Rutgers has always been ahead of its time.

Thomas Frusciano  Rutgers University Archivist

On Chance

Thomas Frusciano writes to William H.S. Demarest.

(BEAST) lab

A Snapshot of Achievement

A few reasons why Rutgers is one of the nation’s premier public research universities.

Richard L.  McCormick 19th President  of Rutgers,  President Emeritus

On Vision

Richard L. McCormick writes to Edward J. Bloustein.

1859 Old Queens Watercolor Doolittle

The Path to Excellence

How Rutgers emerged as The State University of New Jersey.