Fast Facts

Mason Gross School of the Arts

  • Consistently one of the most selective schools at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, a Big Ten research university
  • Location: The City of New Brunswick, a short train ride from New York City and Philadelphia. The campus is an urban/suburban hybrid, with downtown art galleries and studios and a performing arts center and rehearsal space in a leafy setting 
  • Founded in 1976
  • Student body: 815 undergraduate students, 329 graduate students, from 40 states and territories and 20 countries (fall 2017)
  • 260 faculty

Known for:

10 notable alumni:

Mike Colter, Theater (actor, Marvel's Luke Cage)
Brandon Flynn, Theater (actor, 13 Reasons Why)
Jennie C. Jones, Visual Arts (Conceptual artist, recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts 2016 Robert Rauschenberg Award)
Stephanie Klemons, Dance (Broadway’s Tony-winning Hamilton)
Cristina Pato, Music (Galician bagpiper, member of Yo-Yo Ma's Grammy-winning Silk Road Ensemble)
Matt Rainey, Visual Arts (Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist)
Nick Sciscione, Dance (Stephen Petronio Dance, Bessie Award nominee)
George Segal, Visual Arts (painter, sculptor, recipient of the U.S. National Medal of Arts)
Sebastian Stan, Theater (actor, Captain America: Civil War; I, Tonya)
Qiang Tu, Music (principal cellist, New York Philharmonic)
For a more-complete list, check out "Some Notable Alumni" on Facebook.