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: 800 undergraduate students, 350 graduate students, from 40 states and territories and 20 countries (fall 2018)
  • 260 faculty

Known for:

10 notable alumni:

Terence Blanchard, Music (jazz trumpter/Grammy-winning composer, BlacKkKlansman)
Mike Colter, Theater (actor, Marvel's Luke Cage)
Jennie C. Jones, Art & Design (Conceptual artist, recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts 2016 Robert Rauschenberg Award)
Stephanie Klemons, Dance (Broadway’s Tony-winning Hamilton)
Kyle Marshall, Dance (2018 Juried Bessie Award)
Cristina Pato, Music (Galician bagpiper, member of Yo-Yo Ma's Grammy-winning Silk Road Ensemble)
Matt Rainey, Art & Design (Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist)
George Segal, Art & Design (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.