Rutgers actually had the cheapest app fee out of the places i applied to.
There really is no need for recommendation letters since it's such a big school and they don't know everyone by name. On the bright side, it's less of a hassle for your daughter
I'm pretty sure nobody actually reads the essays in-depth, you just need one for scholarship consideration.
I read in the newspaper last year that admissions is based on a computer program. Supposedly you're automatically accepted if you meet the school's minimum SAT scores. But even if your daughter has excellent SAT scores make sure she finishes the app ASAP, because there's a point when Rutgers meets their quota and becomes more selective.