I wasn't implying that I will have to venture into other parts of Camden...I was worrying about the ghetto areas being so close to campus that it won't be that hard for the thugs to wander a few blocks - I hear that Camden has just had its 30th murder victim of the year, and Philly had 6 murders in the past weekend. I grew up in the area and it is getting as bad as ever.
One worry I also have about Rutgers is that it seems to be a commuter school, making it harder to meet people outside of class. Don't know if this is necessarily true, though.
Im also from the area and I feel that Camden is the worst place to live in the tri state area. I couldnt spend 3 years of my life driving into Camden everyday. I did decide to attend Newark, mainly because it just felt like a better situation. The only thing is that I hear that Pitt is horrible place to live and is very weird culturally. Seems like your stuck between a rock and a hard place. Be safe and live in weirdo Pittsburgh or go to Camden everyday...its on you