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Rutgers University-Newark Admission Requirements

Newark, New Jersey

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Chances of getting into Rutgers University Newark

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
74%
Admission Difficulty for Rutgers University Newark
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Rutgers University-Newark and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Rutgers University-Newark is 74%.  It ranks #10 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Rutgers University-Newark is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 10,007 out of 13,506 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 60 percent (SAT 1010/1170 ACT 18/23). Rutgers University Newark 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. 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Rutgers University-Newark application fee is $70 and applications are due by Apr 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Rutgers University Newark. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 95% of students submitted SAT scores and 10% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Rutgers University-Newark SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1010-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT 
95%
SAT Scores for Rutgers University Newark
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for Rutgers University Newark
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1090

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Rutgers University Newark typically prefers applicants to be in the top 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 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 930. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. Rutgers University-Newark ranks #13 in New Jersey for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 95 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 Newark admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1170 and Above Good >84%
1090 to 1170 Avg + 74%-84%
1010 to 1090 Avg - 60%-74%
930 to 1010 Reach 44%-60%
Less than 930 Low <44%
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Rutgers University-Newark ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
10%
ACT Scores for Rutgers University Newark
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Rutgers University Newark
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Rutgers University-Newark regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #14 in New Jersey for highest average ACT composite score. 10 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Rutgers University Newark.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Rutgers University Newark admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
23 and Above Good >86%
20 to 23 Avg + 74%-86%
18 to 20 Avg - 63%-74%
16 to 18 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 16 Low <50%
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Rutgers University-Newark GPA

Estimated 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 Newark?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Rutgers University-Newark. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Rutgers University Newark was 3.23 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #22 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 University-Newark accepts 74% 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. 3.23 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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High School Class Rank

81% of Rutgers University Newark freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Rutgers University Newark students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 15%
Top 25% of class 40%
Top 50% of class 81%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Rutgers University Newark admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,515 5,991 13,506
Accepted 5,701 4,306 10,007
Acceptance Rate 76% 72% 74%
Enrolled 708 613 1,321
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 14% 13%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 15, 2023
Days left to Apply
71

Applicants have 71 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Apr 15, 2023.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Rutgers University Newark 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 Newark
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=186399 IPEDS survey data for Rutgers University Newark.

FAQs

Does Rutgers University Newark prefer SAT or ACT?

95% of students submit their SAT scores to Rutgers University-Newark. 10% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Rutgers University Newark?

74% of those who apply are granted admission to Rutgers University-Newark. Admission competition is low and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Rutgers University Newark?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1010 and 1170. 95% 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 Newark?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. 10% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.