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Environment & Public Health- Housing Options

EPH students who are traveling from outside of the central New Jersey area will need to secure housing for the duration of the program. Please be aware that housing is not included in your tuition, and that it is the student's responsibility to secure housing if he/she needs it. Information about some on campus and off campus housing options is below.


On Campus Housing

The information below is from 2016. 2017 on-campus housing information will be available in March.

If you would like to stay on-campus during the 7-week classroom portion of EPH, you have the option of securing apartment-style dorm housing in downtown New Brunswick at Rutgers University Easton Avenue Apartments. Please be aware that on-campus housing is not available during the 5-week internship portion of this course.

Cost: $1,442 per person (for 7 weeks)


  • Each apartment includes 2 bedrooms, a private bathroom, a living room and full kitchen – 4 people per apartment (Placement will be assigned by the Residence Life Assignments Office prior to move-in date)
  • Kitchen includes a stove, oven and refrigerator
  • Living room includes a couch, table and chair
  • Laundry room in building – elevator access

There is no direct public transportation from Easton Avenue Apartments to the EPH course location on Cook Campus. You can take Rutgers EE Bus from the Somerset Street Train Station bus stop to the Henderson bus stop next to Sears. It is approximately a 1 mile walk from the bus stop to the course location.

Parking: Parking is not available onsite; however, space is available in the College Avenue Deck which is accessible via a 10-minute walk or the EE campus bus.

For ACTIVE Rutgers students: Weekly permits must be purchased on your own for the College Avenue Deck.

For non-Rutgers students (including May 2016 graduates): Parking permits will be provided by OCPE for the College Avenue Deck.

For additional information about on-campus housing or to book your room, please contact Bianca Scardina at 848-932-7316 or


Off Campus Housing

Below is a list of local hotels and extended stay facilities at which we have arranged discounted rates for our EPH students. Prices are subject to change, so please check with the facility directly for current pricing and don't forget to mention that you are an EPH student when making your reservation.

For additional off-campus housing options, consider using Airbnb.

Local Hotels
The hotels listed below are all within a few minutes driving distance from Rutgers Cook Campus. Please contact the facility directly for the most up-to-date prices.


764 Route 18 North, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 (approximately 7 miles to Cook Campus)
Contact Tankila Robertson at (732) 238-4900 or

Studio Suite 1 bed $69 per night (plus taxes)
$483 per week (plus taxes)

Rates include:

  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Microwave and refrigerator in each unit
  • Exercise facility
  • Free local and long distance phone calls within the continental US
  • Walking distance to mall, movie theater and many restaurants


555 Old Bridge Turnpike, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 (approximately 2 miles to Cook Campus)
Contact (732) 234-0075 or

Studio Suite 1 or 2 beds $66 per night
$43 per student with double occupancy

Rates include:

  • Complimentary hot breakfasts
  • Complimentary local phone calls and weekday newspaper
  • Microwave and refrigerator in each unit
  • Fitness center
  • Business center


21 Kingsbridge Road, Piscataway NJ 08854 (approximately 7.5 miles to Cook Campus)
Contact Pia at (732) 980-0400 x314 or or contact Aleesha at

Studio Suite 1 bed $95 per night (plus taxes)

Rate includes:

  • Complimentary hot breakfast buffet
  • Microwave and refrigerator in each unit
  • Complimentary issues of USA Today
  • Business center
  • Fitness center
  • Indoor swimming pool and spa
  • Restaurant and lobby lounge serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails

Local Extended Stay Facilities

Extended Stay facilities are hotels with additional amenities including full kitchens in every unit. Please contact the facilities directly for the most up-to-date prices.


4225 US Highway 1, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 (approximately 11 miles to Cook Campus)
Contact Doreen Colatrella at (732) 823-7247 or

Studio Suite Accommodates up to 2 people $79.35 per night including tax
Two Bedroom Loft Suite Accommodates up to 4 people $125.35 per night including tax

Above mentioned rates are offered for a minimum 30 consecutive night stay

Rates include:

  • All suites newly renovated and come with a fully equipped kitchen and a king size pullout sofa
  • Daily hot and cold buffet style breakfast
  • Light dinners Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; Vegetarian dishes are also an option during dinners
  • Newly updated Wi-Fi access throughout the entire property
  • 24/7 laundry room access. Coin operated washers or dryers.
  • Round-the-clock front desk agent for immediate assistance during your stay.
  • Housekeeping service 7 days a week.
  • Free parking


37 Worlds Fair Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873 (approximately 9 miles to campus)
Contact Kyle Wedinger at (732) 627-0881 or

Studio Suite 1 Queen, Sofa Bed $90.85 per night
One Bedroom Suite 1 King, Sofa bed $90.85 per night

Rates include:

  • Complimentary shuttle service to and from class each day
  • Complimentary hot breakfast seven days a week
  • Complimentary light dinner fare three nights a week
  • Complimentary laundry services
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Courtyard pavilion with BBQ grills
  • Private meeting room to study


2195 US Highway 1, North Brunswick, NJ 08902 (approximately 5 miles to campus)
Questions? Special needs? Interested in a tour? Please contact Tunde Gelber via email at

Use the group code RUTGERS when making your reservations!

Studio Suite 1 queen bed; 1 student only $79 per night plus tax
One Bedroom Suite 1 bed, 1 pull-out sofa bed; 2 students $99 per night plus tax

*Reservations for less than 30 nights: $99/night plus tax (studio) and $109/night plus tax (one-bedroom suite).

Rates include:

  • Kitchen with a full-size refrigerator, microwave, stovetop and dishwasher
  • Complimentary wireless internet
  • Entertainment center with cable TV
  • Self-serve laundry facilities
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Indoor swimming pool and hot tub
  • Courtyard pavilion with BBQ grills
  • Den for group study sessions
  • Great room with fireplace and large-screen TV
  • Complimentary shuttle service to and from class every day (must be arranged at check-in)
  • Complimentary hot and cold breakfast buffet seven days a week
  • Evening social receptions with complimentary light dinner fare on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
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260 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873 (approximately 8 miles to Cook Campus)
Contact Kenda Svoboda at (732) 584-0871 or

Two Bed/Two Bath Suite 2 beds $136.70 per night including tax
$68.35 per person with double occupancy

Rates include:

  • Complimentary hot breakfast 7 days a week and light dinner 3 nights a week
  • Boardroom availability for study sessions
  • 24 hour fitness room and front desk assistance
  • Study room available
  • Onsite Laundry Facility (coin operated)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary Shuttle to nearby ShopRite or Wal-Mart every Saturday afternoon
  • Newly renovated in October 2015


41 Worlds Fair Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873 (approximately 9 miles to Cook Campus)
Contact Angela Lanzara at (732) 748-1400 x402 or

One Bed-Room Suite 1 bed $109.24 per night
Studio Suite 1 bed $88.54 per night

Rates include:

  • Kitchenette in each suite
  • Complimentary laundry services
  • Large fitness room

Temporary Housing Options

NJ Short Term Rentals
(877) 650-5199 or

Fully Furnished, Affordable Off-Campus Housing- close to campus, spacious 1,2, and 3 bedroom apartments; cable TV, wireless internet included; washer/dryer and dishwasher in apt; many pet friendly apartments.

Corporate Lodgings
Contact Cecilia at (973) 584-3457or

They have many, many properties which should fit the needs of all of the students. All of our properties are fully furnished including linens, towels, etc. The properties include guest rooms, studios, condos and apartments.

Furnished Housing
Contact Ian Silverman at or 973-636-9400 x5612

2 miles from campus is The Highlands at Plaza Square. Residents will experience a blend of modern refinements and traditional charm with granite kitchen countertops, spacious layouts, and vast walk-in closets. Price for 10 weeks is $129-149 per day for 1 bedroom and $179-199 per day for 2 bedrooms. Rates include local phone, basic cable, monthly cleaning, and 1 parking space.

2017 Dates

» In the Classroom:
June 5 - July 21, 2017

» In the Field:
200 hour internship at a local health department