The Rutgers Upward Bound program, currently in its 52nd year of operation on the Rutgers University Piscataway Campus, is a precollege program designed to assist and motivate students to successfully graduate from high school, prepare for college admission, and to successfully complete their baccalaureate degree. Upward Bound is a year round project that offers academic-year workshops such as SAT test preparation, cultural activities, college tours, and college planning, as well as a host of other programs. Upward Bound also offers a mandatory residential summer institute on campus to prepare students for college life, led by Rutgers faculty and staff.
- Area(s) Served: New Brunswick; surrounding communities; New Jersey
- Population(s) Served: High school students (rising 9th through 12th grade)
- Collaborative Partner(s): New Brunswick, Perth Amboy, and Plainfield Public Schools