June 24, 2019 | 72° F

5 reasons why we love Rutgers, Valentine’s Day style


With Valentine’s Day on our minds, we don’t know how to express how much you mean to us. You’re our home, favorite destination, sanctuary, playground, motivation and challenge. No matter how many mistakes we made our first year, you have stayed constant through some of the most precious years of our lives. For that, we thank you with these five reasons on why we love you.

Big Ten Athletics

While the tailgates and football season seem to get all the glory, it’s the work of all Division I athletes to defend the spirit of the Scarlet Knight. Both on and off the field, this communal sense of pride is the heartbeat of Rutgers. 


Saturating every element of student life, the racial, ethnic, religious and cultural diversity is what truly defines Rutgers as extraordinary. There is a place for everyone here, and all are welcome. An honorable mention also goes out to the geographical diversity of all our campuses. We even have a river, so take that Penn State.


From grease trucks to bubble tea, the abundance of delicious food seems to be never ending. How many other colleges have four dining halls and an Easton Avenue glittered with falafel, frozen yogurt, wings and more pizza shops than we know what to do with? The answer is no one. Now it's 2-0, Penn State.


Whether you’re into house parties, basement shows, Greek life or interest clubs, there’s a social scene for everyone. 

Top-rated programs

Guess what people? If you play your cards right, you’re going to get hired and it’s going to be great. We are consistently ranked among the top-research universities in the world, and are only a train ride away from New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.. It’s a great time to be an undergrad here indeed.

Janine Puhak

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