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Newark, New Jersey

Rutgers University-Newark Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Rutgers University Newark

Rutgers University Newark

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
62.7%
Admission Difficulty for Rutgers University Newark
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Rutgers University-Newark and can I get accepted? The school has a 63% acceptance rate ranking it #10 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 8,319 out of 13,259 applicants were admitted making Rutgers University-Newark a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. Rutgers University Newark typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Rutgers University-Newark SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1020-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
95%
SAT Scores for Rutgers University Newark
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for Rutgers University Newark
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1110

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 requires applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. The school ranks #10 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. 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 Newark admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1190 and Above Good >74%
1105 to 1190 Avg + 63%-74%
1020 to 1105 Avg - 50%-63%
935 to 1020 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 935 Low <37%
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Rutgers University-Newark ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
10%
ACT Scores for Rutgers University Newark
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Rutgers University Newark
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

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 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #11 in New Jersey for highest average ACT composite score. 10 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Rutgers University Newark.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Rutgers University Newark admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >76%
21 to 24 Avg + 63%-76%
19 to 21 Avg - 53%-63%
17 to 19 Reach 42%-53%
Less than 17 Low <42%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.23*
Typical High School Grades
B

You will 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 #15 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 63% of students who apply.

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High School Class Rank

80% 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 17%
Top 25% of class 43%
Top 50% of class 80%
Bottom 50% of class 20%
Bottom 25% of class 2%

Admission Statistics

Rutgers University Newark admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,321 5,938 13,259
Accepted 4,753 3,566 8,319
Acceptance Rate 65% 60% 63%
Enrolled 706 620 1,326
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 17% 16%

Admission Requirements

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

Rutgers University Newark 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 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

63% 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 1020 and 1190. 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 19 and 24. 10% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.