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Chances of getting into New Jersey Institute of Technology

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
63.7%
Admission Difficulty for New Jersey Institute of Technology
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into NJIT and can I get accepted? The school has a 64% acceptance rate ranking it #12 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,171 out of 8,123 applicants were admitted making NJIT a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 24 percent. New Jersey Institute of Technology typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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NJIT SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1190-1380
Applicants Submitting SAT
90%
SAT Scores for New Jersey Institute of Technology
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 610
SAT Composite 25th 1190
SAT Scores for New Jersey Institute of Technology
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 710
SAT Composite 75th 1380
Average SAT Score 1290

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to New Jersey Institute of Technology?

New Jersey Institute of Technology typically requires applicants to be in the top 26 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1190 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 1090. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1290 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in New Jersey for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 90 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

New Jersey Institute of Technology admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1380 and Above Good >75%
1285 to 1380 Avg + 64%-75%
1190 to 1285 Avg - 51%-64%
1095 to 1190 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 1095 Low <38%
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NJIT ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
17%
ACT Scores for New Jersey Institute of Technology
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for New Jersey Institute of Technology
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into NJIT?

Admission data indicates that NJIT regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in New Jersey for highest average ACT composite score. 17 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

New Jersey Institute of Technology admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >77%
27 to 30 Avg + 64%-77%
25 to 27 Avg - 54%-64%
23 to 25 Reach 43%-54%
Less than 23 Low <43%
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NJIT GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.68*
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into New Jersey Institute of Technology?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into NJIT. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at New Jersey Institute of Technology was 3.68 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 in New Jersey for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as NJIT accepts 64% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.68 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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High School Class Rank

52% of New Jersey Institute of Technology freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted New Jersey Institute of Technology students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 20%
Top 25% of class 52%
Top 50% of class 85%
Bottom 50% of class 15%
Bottom 25% of class 2%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

New Jersey Institute of Technology admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,514 5,609 8,123
Accepted 1,601 3,570 5,171
Acceptance Rate 64% 64% 64%
Enrolled 302 984 1,286
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 28% 25%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
153

Applicants have 153 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to New Jersey Institute of Technology and what student information is used for admission decisions?

New Jersey Institute of Technology 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 New Jersey Institute of Technology
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=185828 IPEDS survey data for New Jersey Institute of Technology.

FAQs

Does New Jersey Institute of Technology prefer SAT or ACT?

90% of students submit their SAT scores to NJIT. 17% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into New Jersey Institute of Technology?

64% of those who apply are granted admission to NJIT. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for New Jersey Institute of Technology?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1190 and 1380. 90% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for New Jersey Institute of Technology?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 30. 17% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.