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Chances of getting into New Jersey Institute of Technology

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
66%
Admission Difficulty for New Jersey Institute of Technology
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into NJIT and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at NJIT is 66%.  It ranks #4 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. NJIT is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 6,800 out of 10,299 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 23 percent (SAT 1200/1390 ACT 25/31). New Jersey Institute of Technology typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.64. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The NJIT application fee is $75 and applications are due by Mar 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to New Jersey Institute of Technology. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 90% of students submitted SAT scores and 17% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

NJIT SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1200-1390
Applicants Submitting SAT 
90%
SAT Scores for New Jersey Institute of Technology
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 610
SAT Composite 25th 1200
SAT Scores for New Jersey Institute of Technology
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 720
SAT Composite 75th 1390
Average SAT Score 1300

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 24 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1200 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 1100. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1300 out of 1600. NJIT ranks #3 in New Jersey and #126 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 90 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 
1390 and Above Good >79%
1295 to 1390 Avg + 66%-79%
1200 to 1295 Avg - 51%-66%
1105 to 1200 Reach 35%-51%
Less than 1105 Low <35%
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NJIT ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
25-31 
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 33
ACT Math 75th 32
ACT Composite 75th 31
Average ACT Score 28

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 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in New Jersey and #151 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 17 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

New Jersey Institute of Technology admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
31 and Above Good >79%
28 to 31 Avg + 66%-79%
25 to 28 Avg - 51%-66%
22 to 25 Reach 35%-51%
Less than 22 Low <35%
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NJIT GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.64
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 3.64 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 66% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted New Jersey Institute of Technology students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 24.22% Good
3.75 to 3.99 22.35% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 24.72% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 13.04% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 9.74% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 5.93% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

64% 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 36%
Top 25% of class 64%
Top 50% of class 87%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

New Jersey Institute of Technology admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,410 6,889 10,299
Accepted 2,197 4,603 6,800
Acceptance Rate 64% 67% 66%
Enrolled 306 885 1,191
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 19% 18%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
32

Applicants have 32 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to New Jersey Institute of Technology is $75.

Application 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 Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

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?

66% 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 1200 and 1390. 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 31. 17% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.