Rutgers University-Newark Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Rutgers University Newark
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Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Rutgers University-Newark? The school has a 65% acceptance rate. Last year, 8,546 out of 13,085 applicants were admitted making Rutgers University-Newark a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Rutgers University Newark
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for Rutgers University Newark
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1170
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Rutgers University Newark?

Rutgers University Newark typically requires applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 94 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Rutgers University Newark admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >76%
1080 to 1170 Avg + 65%-76%
990 to 1080 Avg - 52%-65%
900 to 990 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 900 Low <39%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Rutgers University Newark
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Rutgers University Newark
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A

Estimated GPA Requirements

Rutgers University Newark has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.


Admission Statistics

Rutgers University Newark admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,080 6,005 13,085
Accepted 4,732 3,814 8,546
Acceptance Rate 67% 64% 65%
Enrolled 729 615 1,344
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 16% 16%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Rutgers University Newark and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Rutgers University Newark Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Rutgers University Newark
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=186399 IPEDS survey data for Rutgers University Newark.