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New Brunswick, New Jersey

Rutgers Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Rutgers University New Brunswick

Rutgers University New Brunswick

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
60.1%
Admission Difficulty for Rutgers University New Brunswick
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Rutgers and can I get accepted? The school has a 60% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 24,854 out of 41,348 applicants were admitted making Rutgers 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. Rutgers University New Brunswick typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Rutgers SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1190-1410
Applicants Submitting SAT
87%
SAT Scores for Rutgers University New Brunswick
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 600
SAT Composite 25th 1190
SAT Scores for Rutgers University New Brunswick
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 730
SAT Composite 75th 1410
Average SAT Score 1300

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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 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 1080. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1300 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in New Jersey for highest average SAT composite score. 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Rutgers University New Brunswick admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1410 and Above Good >72%
1300 to 1410 Avg + 60%-72%
1190 to 1300 Avg - 47%-60%
1080 to 1190 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 1080 Low <34%
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Rutgers ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
25%
ACT Scores for Rutgers University New Brunswick
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Rutgers University New Brunswick
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
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 Rutgers?

Admission data indicates that Rutgers 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 for highest average ACT composite score. 25 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Rutgers University New Brunswick.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Rutgers University New Brunswick admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >72%
28 to 31 Avg + 60%-72%
25 to 28 Avg - 47%-60%
22 to 25 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 22 Low <34%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.3*
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Rutgers University New Brunswick. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Rutgers University New Brunswick was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #10 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 Rutgers accepts 60% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

Rutgers University New Brunswick admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 22,242 19,106 41,348
Accepted 13,297 11,557 24,854
Acceptance Rate 60% 60% 60%
Enrolled 3,569 3,467 7,036
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

87% of students submit their SAT scores to Rutgers. 25% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

60% of those who apply are granted admission to Rutgers. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1190 and 1410. 87% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 31. 25% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.