Why Choose Rutgers–Camden?
Get to Know Camden & Philadelphia
  • About Camden
  • About Philadelphia
  • Philly's Great Restaurants
  • Arts & Culture
  • Sports in Philadelphia
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
  • Wells Fargo Center
  • Pubs and Bars in Philly
  • Real-World Experience

Incorporated in 1828, Camden is New Jersey's 12th most populous municipality. Camden has a rich industrial history, having been the historical headquarters of both the Campbell Soup Company and RCA Victor.

Originally a manufacturing powerhouse, in recent years, Camden has focused on education and medicine, with many universities and medical centers setting up throughout the city.

Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania and one of the oldest municipalities in the United States. Colloquially known as Philly, the city was instrumental in the American Revolution and played a vital role in the birth of the country, serving as a meeting place for the Founders as they signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the Constitution in 1787.

Philadelphia is right across the Ben Franklin Bridge from Camden, and serves as a great community for students to take advantage of arts, culture, sports, and history just a few minutes from our campus.

Philadelphia boasts an incredible food scene, from famous bars and restaurants to hundreds of food trucks to the renowned Reading Terminal Market and Italian Market (and don't forget the . There is truly something for everyone in this gastronomically diverse region.

Check out the food and drink page on Philadelphia's tourism website for more info on what the city has to offer.

Camden is home to several incredible attractions, including Adventure Aquarium, which features 8,500 aquatic species througout 2 million gallons of water, and Battleship New Jersey, the most decorated US Navy vessel and the largest battleship in the history of the world.

Philadelphia boasts plenty of arts and culture, with museums, shows, performances, and much more throughout the city. And since Philadelphia is known as the "birthplace of the United States," there are many opportunities to experience the history of the country through museums, monuments, and walking tours. Be sure to visit Philly's Arts and Culture page for more information.

There are plenty of sports nearby. Whether you want to catch a hockey game, a basketball game, a football game, or a soccer game, you're always a short walk or train ride away from an exciting matchup. Philadelphia is home to the NHL's Flyers, the NBA's 76ers, the NFL's Eagles, and MLB's Phillies.

Looking to catch a performance by the Philadelphia Orchestra? Interested in seeing a Broadway show, but don't want to travel to New York City? Feel like an evening of jazz? Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is a great venue to see any of those kinds of performances, and it's just a 10-minute PATCO ride from campus.

From the thrilling atmosphere of a Philadelphia Flyers hockey game to the music of artists like The Killers and Janet Jackson, this high-profile arena is a 15-minute drive from campus.

Whether you're looking for a place to hang out with friends after class, or you just need a place to unwind, or you want to catch your hometown's football team, Philadelphia has plenty of great places to hang out. Check out McGillin's Olde Ale House, a classic Irish pub; Khyber Pass Pub, a great craft beer place with Southern-style BBQ; or Monk's Cafe, a great place for Belgian-style beers and food.

Camden and Philadelphia are home to many great opportunities to gain real-world experience in the legal community. For more information on these opportunities, click each of the links below:

Field Placement
Judicial Externship
Legal Clinics

There are also hundreds of small, medium, and large law firms throughout the region. Click here to see a searchable list of the firms located in Camden, and click here for a list of the firms located in Philadelphia.