U.S. News and World Report currently ranks Rutgers #63 in National Universities.
Rutgers' rankings webpage shows it has been rated #3 Top health professions school in the U.S. by College Factual.

Therefore Rutgers may be of interest to some gifted and high-achieving pupils.

As of March 25, 2021, Rutgers has announced that the COVID vaccine is required for the fall 2021 semester.