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Rutgers Admission Requirements

New Brunswick, New Jersey

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Chances of getting into Rutgers University New Brunswick

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
67%
Admission Difficulty for Rutgers University New Brunswick
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Rutgers and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Rutgers is 67%.  It ranks #7 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Rutgers is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 27,618 out of 41,263 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 24 percent (SAT 1180/1410 ACT 25/32). Rutgers University New Brunswick typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.3. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Rutgers University New Brunswick. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 87% of students submitted SAT scores and 25% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Rutgers SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1180-1410
Applicants Submitting SAT 
87%
SAT Scores for Rutgers University New Brunswick
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 600
SAT Composite 25th 1180
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

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Rutgers University New Brunswick typically prefers applicants to be in the top 27 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 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 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1300 out of 1600. Rutgers ranks #5 in New Jersey and #128 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 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

Rutgers University New Brunswick admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1410 and Above Good >79%
1295 to 1410 Avg + 67%-79%
1180 to 1295 Avg - 52%-67%
1065 to 1180 Reach 36%-52%
Less than 1065 Low <36%
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Rutgers ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
25-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
25%
ACT Scores for Rutgers University New Brunswick
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
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 31
ACT Composite 75th 32
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 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in New Jersey and #153 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 25 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Rutgers University New Brunswick.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Rutgers University New Brunswick admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
32 and Above Good >81%
28 to 32 Avg + 67%-81%
25 to 28 Avg - 54%-67%
22 to 25 Reach 40%-54%
Less than 22 Low <40%
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Rutgers GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Rutgers University New Brunswick?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Rutgers. 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 #16 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 67% of students who apply.

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*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. 3.3 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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High School Class Rank

66% 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 30%
Top 25% of class 66%
Top 50% of class 91%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

Rutgers University New Brunswick admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 21,946 19,317 41,263
Accepted 14,448 13,170 27,618
Acceptance Rate 66% 68% 67%
Enrolled 3,286 3,265 6,551
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 25% 24%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Rutgers University New Brunswick 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 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.

FAQs

Does Rutgers University New Brunswick prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Rutgers University New Brunswick?

67% 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.

What SAT score is required for Rutgers University New Brunswick?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1180 and 1410. 87% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Rutgers University New Brunswick?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 32. 25% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.