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New ELS Center to open on the campus of Rutgers University–Camden: ELS/Philadelphia – Camden

May 13, 2015

ELS/Philadelphia – Camden is due to open its doors on the campus of Rutgers University–Camden on October 12, 2015!


ELS Language Centers is thrilled to announce that a new Center will be opening on the campus of Rutgers University–Camden in Camden, New Jersey, just across the Delaware River from downtown Philadelphia! ELS/Philadelphia – Camden is due to open its doors on October 12, 2015.

Rutgers University–Camden


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is one of America’s oldest and most prestigious public research universities. Founded in 1766, Rutgers is a leader in innovative teaching, ground-breaking research and transformative civic engagement.

As the southernmost campus of the Rutgers University system, Rutgers–Camden delivers all of the resources of a world-class research university with all the benefits of a small supportive campus situated in the heart of the Philadelphia metro region.

Rutgers–Camden is widely respected for the rigor of its academic programs and the impact of its diverse experiential learning programs.


With hundreds of student events per academic year, more than 40 clubs and organizations, 12 national fraternities and sororities, a highly competitive NCAA Division III athletic program, an on-campus newspaper (The Gleaner), a campus radio station (WCCR) and an active Arts Department, the campus of Rutgers–Camden is very lively. Rutgers–Camden is also making a difference in the community with service programs that bring people together, foster neighborhood revitalization and drive economic growth.

Faculty, students, staff, graduates and friends are delivering services that help citizens in New Jersey and the Philadelphia metro region, as well as across the nation and around the world, succeed.

Camden, New Jersey, and the Philadelphia Metro Region


Rutgers–Camden is nestled within the Camden Waterfront and the Cooper Grant historic neighborhoods. The Camden Waterfront is a tourist and entertainment district in Camden, New Jersey, on the Delaware River. The waterfront neighborhood is characterized by its visitor attractions and its location offering views of the river and the Philadelphia skyline. The Cooper Grant historic district, a contemporary residential neighborhood, is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

The university is located less than 3 kilometers from the center of historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the fifth-largest city in the United States. Philadelphia is a modern city with a rich history. The opportunities to enjoy music, theater, museums, professional sports, shopping, cultural attractions and festivals, and a diverse array of restaurants are plentiful. Public transportation options via bus, train and ferry are make navigating to and around Philadelphia convenient.

Fun Things to See and Do in and around Camden, New Jersey

  • On-Campus Activities: The campus of Rutgers – Camden is comfortable, vibrant and secure. When you choose to study at ELS/Philadelphia – Camden, you will have access to university athletic facilities such as the baseball field, basketball court, gymnasium, recreational park, soccer field, swimming pool, tennis court, volleyball court, and fitness center. You can also benefit from the Rutgers–Camden research library, cafeteria and music practice rooms, as well as have the opportunity to participate in exciting on-campus activities such as concerts, performances and exhibits.

  • Camden Waterfront: The Camden Waterfront neighborhood draws more than three million visitors every year to its attractions. You can experience the Adventure Aquarium, explore the trails of the Camden GreenWay, enjoy a concert at the Susquehanna Bank Center, or take in a Camden Riversharks minor league baseball game, all within easy traveling distance from the Rutgers–Camden campus

  • Philadelphia: From shopping at Reading Terminal Market and enjoying the animal habitats at the Philadelphia Zoo, to visiting museums like the Philadelphia Art Museum and The Franklin Institute, to observing historic sites such as Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center and the Liberty Bell, there are limitless entertaining activities in Philadelphia that are within easy reach.

  • Other Cities Nearby: The campus is two hours from New York City, two and a half hours from Washington, D.C. and less than one hour from Atlantic City on the Jersey shore, giving you plenty of options for fun weekends away.

  • Watch for further news about this exciting October 12, 2015, opening!

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