Why Enroll at Douglass


Why Douglass? Your Home at Rutgers

Douglass Residential College invites Rutgers—New Brunswick undergraduate women, from the newly admitted to those in the middle of their junior year, to enroll in the college. At Douglass, we believe that women have the power to achieve all their dreams—and we give them the tools to succeed both academically and professionally. At Douglass, we cultivate academic and career skills that empower women and prepare them to excel in the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. We know the powerful growth that occurs when our students are surrounded by their diverse, passionate, and driven peers and introduced to concepts on which they can build their educational foundation.Through extensive mentoring, research, academic and career opportunities, and our vibrant living-learning communities, students find their voice and passions.




The Douglass Difference

Douglass provides an intellectual community to inspire women to learn, lead, and live with conviction, creativity, and critical thinking. Three pillars support Douglass’ Office of Academic Programs: research, service, and the arts. Students experience their place in the world through experiences inside and outside of the classroom. This makes all the difference in providing our students with an education that prepares them for success in the professional world. Douglass empowers women to pursue the careers they want. As a part of Douglass, you gain a lively and caring community of staff and peers, and specialized academic programs to support you on your educational journey. We require you live on the Douglass campus or in an off campus living-learning community for at least one year (with the exception of commuters and current Honors College students) and take the Douglass Mission Course (Women’s and Gender Studies majors or minors have the potential to waive this course).  We encourage you to claim your Douglass education and embrace the opportunities it offers. We call it the Douglass Difference.



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The Student Experience

“I think what I love the most about being at Douglass is the amount of growth I have experienced over the past four years. It has been a tremendous process." -  Christine Arsenis




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