New Brunswick, New Jersey

Rutgers Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Rutgers University New Brunswick

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Rutgers University New Brunswick
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Rutgers and can I get accepted? The school has a 58% acceptance rate ranking it #7 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 22,186 out of 38,384 applicants were admitted making Rutgers a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 17 percent. Only 28% 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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Rutgers SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Rutgers University New Brunswick
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 640
SAT Math 25th 620
SAT Composite 25th 1260
SAT Scores for Rutgers University New Brunswick
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 750
SAT Composite 75th 1450
Average SAT Score 1360

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Rutgers University New Brunswick?

Rutgers University New Brunswick typically requires applicants to be in the top 17 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1260 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 1160. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1360 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in New Jersey for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 81 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 New Brunswick admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1450 and Above Good >70%
1355 to 1450 Avg + 58%-70%
1260 to 1355 Avg - 45%-58%
1165 to 1260 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 1165 Low <32%
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Rutgers ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

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

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

High School Class Rank

52% of Rutgers University New Brunswick freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Rutgers University New Brunswick students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 22%
Top 25% of class 52%
Top 50% of class 88%
Bottom 50% of class 12%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

Rutgers University New Brunswick admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 20,508 17,876 38,384
Accepted 11,821 10,365 22,186
Acceptance Rate 58% 58% 58%
Enrolled 3,141 3,127 6,268
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 30% 28%

Admission Requirements

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

Rutgers University New Brunswick 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 New Brunswick
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=186380 IPEDS survey data for Rutgers University New Brunswick.