CAMDEN, NJ. Following a 2010 market and demand analysis performed by The Scion Group, Rutgers University-Camden will break ground this month on new on-campus housing for graduate students. The 2010 Scion study, the firm’s third engagement at Rutgers-Camden, examined the viability of contemplated new housing adjacent to campus for upper-division and graduate students.

The building will be the first new student housing on campus at Rutgers-Camden since 1989. It is expected to be completed in August 2012 and will house 350 students in 102 three- and four-bedroom apartments. The 161,653 square-foot building will also include approximately 7,000 square feet of retail space on the ground level. Construction will be managed by the Camden County Improvement Authority on behalf of Rutgers University. Once completed, the site and building will be owned by the University.

Founded in 1766, Rutgers is the State University of New Jersey and enrolls over 50,000 students on its campuses in Camden, Newark and New Brunswick/Piscataway. The Camden campus enrolled 6,158 students in Fall 2010, with enrollment projected to reach 10,000 students by 2020.

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