Bachelor of Arts, New York University, 1948; B. Phil. (Fulbright Scholar), Wadham College B. Phil. (Fulbright Scholar), Oxford (England) University, 1950; Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell Univercity, 1954; Juris Doctor, Cornell Univercity, 1959.
He served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946. Later, Bloustein earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1954 from Cornell University, and entered Cornell Law School earning a Bachelor of Laws in 1959. Bloustein began his professional career as a law clerk to Judge Stanley H. Fuld of the New York State Court of Appeals, serving from 1959 to 1961.
He then joined the faculty of the New York University School of Law until 1965, when he was named president of Bennington College.
In 1971, following the retirement of Mason Welch Gross he was appointed president of Rutgers University. Bloustein died in the Bahamas on December 9, 1989.
The Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers–New Brunswick is named in his honor.
Returning to the United States, he taught philosophy briefly at Brooklyn College and spent close to a year in Washington, District of Columbia with the Office of Intelligence in the State Department, where he served as a political analyst, specializing in Marxist theory and international political movements in the German Democratic Republic. During that time, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Cornell Law Review.
Member National Association State Universities and Land Grant College (Chairman 1984), Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Ruth Ellen Steinman, October 6, 1951 (deceased). Children: Elise, Lori.