I've tried to find my answer, but since Rutgers is such a big school, there is no average. But does anyone know the average amount a Rutgers undergrad graduate make after getting their degree? Obviously it also depends on the kind of the degree , but does anyone know how easy it to get a job compared to other colleges like NYU which has an average of 51,000.
Depends on major, how your GPA was, what internships/research you did, etc. and even then there is no set number. I know what you are trying to ask, but it's a useless piece of information because very few graduates actually make the average. Most are either above it or below it.
I know people who graduated from NYU two years ago and still unemployed now. Going on many job interviews myself, the most asked question is "What was your GPA in college?" So it all depends on your major and your academics. People graduating with an Art degree are not going be making the same money to those graduating with an engineering degree. Makes sense??
personally i believe that an nyu graduate versus a rutgers graduate are on the same level. i would even extend the comparison to ivy league students. the thing these school have over rutgers is better connections but in the end, it comes down to student. a good student with a high gpa, internships/experience, leadership abilities will be able to successfully get a job straight out of college because they have proven that they have real life experience.
Not for undergrad, and not from Rutgers, but here's something I found weird. The day I started my first job, the boss asked me what my gpa was. I was shocked. I assumed that a large corporation with a sizable personnel department would have checked. They hadn't. The entire hiring process had been based on my skill set and their impression of me during my interview.
BTW: I started with a very high salary.
A few years later a top Princeton physicist came to interview. Not hired. The reason? He had been arrogant to the secretary when he first came into the building.
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i have to agree with some of the comments made by previous posters. It depends on too many factors (internships, GPA, company/industry, major, etc.)
I am a graduating senior at RBS-Newark with a major in Supply Chain Management and Marketing Science and I was offered a 60K+ job with a large company. This was just my 3rd real interview and I had never done an internship or anything besides working my campus work-study job. That said, it all comes down to your personality and how well you sell yourself. Having other qualifying credentials can and will certainly help you...I have a 3.63GPA by the way, if it matters
The Wall Street Journal's SmartMoney magazine ranks Rutgers #6 in the country for "Earning Value" or return on investment, meaning how much you make as compared to how much you pay for your education. It is #1 in the northeast.