Offered by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in partnership with the Top Universities Preparatory Academy, the Rutgers TUP Program is a one year bridge program designed to prepare high-achieving international secondary school seniors for admission to and successful study at top U.S. colleges and universities.

Rutgers Academic Curriculum

The Rutgers TUP Program curriculum is tailored to students’ English language and mathematical skills; students will be placed in credit-bearing English courses depending upon their Rutgers placement scores. The remaining courses will include Pre/Calculus, Public Speaking and electives.

TUP Academy Programs and Services

Housing, meals, college counseling, and TOEFL/SAT test preparation will be provided by the Top Universities Preparatory Academy, just five miles from the Rutgers  University–New Brunswick in Somerset, NJ.

Rutgers TUP Program students will commute to the Rutgers–New Brunswick campus by bus to attend classes and participate in other university activities.

University Admissions

Colleges and universities that have accepted prior TUP Program participants include: Bard College, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Bryn Mawr College, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Clarkson University, Colgate University, College of William & Mary, Cooper Union University, Dickinson College, Drexel University, Fordham University, Furman University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Gordon College, Johns Hopkins University, Michigan State University, Mount Holyoke College, Muhlenberg College, New York University, Northeastern University, Ohio State University, Penn State University, Purdue University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Santa Clara University, Smith College, Stanford University, Swarthmore College, University van Amsterdam, University of British Columbia, University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Davis, University of California, Irvine, University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, San Diego, University of California, Santa Barbara, University of Chicago, University of Minnesota: Twin Cities, University of Rochester, University of San Diego, University of Southern California, University of Texas – Austin, University of Washington, Seattle, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Vanderbilt University, Wake Forest University, Washington University in St. Louis, Wellesley College, Wheaton College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.