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: 785 undergraduate students, 421 graduate students
  • 25% out-of-state and international students (entering undergraduate class, fall 2016)
  • 213 faculty

Known for:

10 famous 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 Hamilton)
Cristina Pato, Music (Galician bagpiper, member of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble)
Matt Rainey, Visual Arts (Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist)
Nick Sciscione, Dance (Stephen Petronio Dance)
George Segal, Visual Arts (painter, sculptor, recipient of the U.S. National Medal of Arts)
Sebastian Stan, Theater (actor, Captain America: Civil War)
Qiang Tu, Music (principal cellist, New York Philharmonic)
For a more-complete list, check out "Some Notable Alumni" on Facebook.