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Paul Robeson Success Institute

Prepare for your transition to Rutgers University–New Brunswick with a three-day signature experience named to honor one of Rutgers' most distinguished alumni.

Find Your Success

The Paul Robeson Success Institute is a three-day high-impact experience open to first-generation, low-income, and/or historically underrepresented incoming and transfer students. Connect with peers, faculty, and staff to build support and become a successful student scholar. The institute is named after one of Rutgers' most distinguished alumni. Learn more about the life and legacy of Paul Robeson.


  • Guaranteed early move-in 
  • Virtual and on-person programming
  • Build a community of support with your peers
  • Explore the Rutgers–New Brunswick campuses
  • Participate in academic and life skills workshops
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  • Take part in a range of community building experiences with your peers 
  • Network with administrators, faculty, staff and current Rutgers students
  • Get a jumpstart on understanding faculty and instructor expectations 
  • Identify various departments and resources for educational success 
Paul Robeson Success Institute

Gain Insight

Student scholar Toibat Ayankunbi shares her experience at the Paul Robeson Success Institute.

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 Alumni Toibat Ayankunbi

Paul Robeson Leadership Institute Student Testimonial


Students who meet the following criteria may be identified and recommended by Undergraduate Admissions:

  • Admit Coming (AC) to Rutgers University–New Brunswick
  • Identify as a first-generation college student, meaning applicant’s residential parent/guardian has not completed a four-year bachelor’s degree in the U.S.
  • Low-Income Indicator: Family annual gross income $75,000 or below based on information reported on the FAFSA
  • Identify as a member of a historically underrepresented group in higher education
  • Students who are transferring into Rutgers for the first time
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You're Invited

Senior Vice President for Equity Enobong (Anna) Branch encourages you to join this unique and limited opportunity to connect with faculty, staff, and peers and gain the resources you need to thrive at Rutgers–New Brunswick.

Anna Branch

Invitation to Paul Robeson Success Institute