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.
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..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||500|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1010|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||580|
|SAT Math 75th||590|
|SAT Composite 75th||1170|
|Average SAT Score||1090
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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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||23|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||23|
|Average ACT Score||20
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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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.
81% of Rutgers University Newark freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||15%|
|Top 25% of class||40%|
|Top 50% of class||81%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||12%||14%||13%|
Applicants have 71 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Apr 15, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Rutgers University Newark is $70.
What are the requirements for admission to Rutgers University Newark and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
95% of students submit their SAT scores to Rutgers University-Newark. 10% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.