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Rutgers University-Camden Admission Requirements

Camden, New Jersey

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Your chances of getting into Rutgers University Camden

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

78.7%
Admission Difficulty for Rutgers University Camden
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Rutgers University-Camden is 78.7%.  Its admission rate is the 14th lowest in New Jersey.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Rutgers University-Camden and can you get accepted?

Rutgers University Camden is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 8,780 out of the 11,156 who applied were admitted.

The school has moderate admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 61 percent on standardized admission tests. Rutgers University Camden typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.23. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 7% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Rutgers University-Camden?

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Rutgers University Camden you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.23 or better
  • Earn B grades in high school
  • Score 1140 on the SAT
  • Score 21 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

Rutgers University-Camden GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.23*

Typical High School Grades 

B

What GPA do you need to get into Rutgers University Camden?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Rutgers University-Camden are to have around a 3.23 high school GPA. You need about average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.23 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Rutgers University-Camden accepts 79% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Rutgers University-Camden is 3.23 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B letter grades and regularly score around 83-86 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #20 in New Jersey for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Rutgers University-Camden is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.2 GPA range.

*This school has not published high school GPA data for its incoming freshman class. In these cases, CollegeSimply uses an algorithm to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of college GPA data. 3.23 is a prediction of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Rutgers University-Camden SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Rutgers University Camden. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 32% of students submitted SAT scores and 3% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1040-1230

Applicants Submitting SAT 

32%
SAT Scores for Rutgers University Camden
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 520
Math 25th Percentile 520
Composite 25th Percentile 1040
SAT Scores for Rutgers University Camden
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 610
Math 75th Percentile 620
Composite 75th Percentile 1230
Average SAT Score 1140

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Rutgers University Camden?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Rutgers University-Camden is 1140 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1040-1230. Students who get into Rutgers University Camden score in the top 53 percent of all SAT test takers..  Rutgers University-Camden ranks #14 in the state of New Jersey for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1140 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Rutgers University-Camden regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1040 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1040, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 940, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Rutgers University Camden is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1135, you have around a 79% chance of being admitted. A 1230 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 88% chance of getting in.

Rutgers University Camden admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1230 and Above Good >88%
1135 to 1230 Avg + 79%-88%
1040 to 1135 Avg - 66%-79%
945 to 1040 Reach 51%-66%
Less than 945 Low <51%
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Rutgers University-Camden ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

17-25 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

3%
ACT Scores for Rutgers University Camden
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 18
Math 25th Percentile 17
Composite 25th Percentile 17
ACT Scores for Rutgers University Camden
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 27
Math 75th Percentile 25
Composite 75th Percentile 25
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Rutgers University-Camden?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Rutgers University-Camden is 21, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 17 and 25.  The school ranks #15 in New Jersey for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 21. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 17 and score in the score in the top 69 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 13.

3 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Rutgers University Camden.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Rutgers University Camden is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Rutgers University-Camden for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 21 score has around 79% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 88% with a 25 ACT score.

Rutgers University Camden admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
25 and Above Good >88%
21 to 25 Avg + 79%-88%
17 to 21 Avg - 66%-79%
13 to 17 Reach 51%-66%
Less than 13 Low <51%
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High School Class Rank

72% of Rutgers University Camden freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 35% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Rutgers University Camden students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 7%
Top 25% of class 35%
Top 50% of class 72%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Rutgers University Camden admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,525 4,631 11,156
Accepted 5,150 3,630 8,780
Acceptance Rate 79% 78% 79%
Enrolled 349 255 604
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 7% 7% 7%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Rutgers University Camden is $70.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Rutgers University Camden and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Rutgers University Camden 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 Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Rutgers University Camden is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.23 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1140 and ACT of 21 will almost guarantee your admission.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=186371 IPEDS survey data for Rutgers University Camden.

FAQs

Does Rutgers University Camden prefer SAT or ACT?

32% of students submit their SAT scores to Rutgers University-Camden. 3% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Rutgers University Camden?

79% of those who apply are granted admission to Rutgers University-Camden. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Rutgers University Camden?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1230. The average SAT score is 1135. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Rutgers University Camden?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 25. The average ACT score is 21. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.