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Rutgers University-Newark Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Rutgers University-Newark? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 7,529 out of 11,646 applicants or 65% were admitted making Rutgers University-Newark a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 6,308 5,338 11,646
Accepted 4,187 3,342 7,529
Acceptance Rate 66% 63% 65%
Enrolled 635 565 1,200
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 17% 16%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Rutgers University Newark and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 925. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1115 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1020 1210
SAT Reading 510 610
SAT Math 510 600
ACT Composite N/A N/A
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math N/A N/A

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

 What do these ratings mean?

SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >76%
1115 to 1210 Avg + 65%-76%
1020 to 1115 Avg - 52%-65%
925 to 1020 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 925 Low <39%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Rutgers University Newark has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.