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Celebrating the Success of Our First-Generation Students

This week marks a nationwide celebration of students who are the first in their families to attend college. The celebration highlights the unique challenges first-generation students face while also shining a spotlight on their accomplishments. 

Across Rutgers, about 18,000 undergraduates  – 37 percent of the entire student body – are first-generation, according to the most recent statistics available. In honor of this year’s celebration, we asked some of our first-generation students to share their stories about their journey and their successes.

Here is what they had to say.  

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