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How hard is it to get into Rutgers University-Newark and can I get accepted? The school has a 72% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 9,873 out of 13,732 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 moderate 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 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. Rutgers University Newark is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||500|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1020|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||590|
|SAT Math 75th||610|
|SAT Composite 75th||1200|
|Average SAT Score||1110|
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 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 #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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1200 and Above||Good||>81%|
|1110 to 1200||Avg +||72%-81%|
|1020 to 1110||Avg -||60%-72%|
|930 to 1020||Reach||47%-60%|
|Less than 930||Low||<47%|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||22|
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 25 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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>81%|
|22 to 25||Avg +||72%-81%|
|19 to 22||Avg -||60%-72%|
|16 to 19||Reach||47%-60%|
|Less than 16||Low||<47%|
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 #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 University-Newark accepts 72% of students who apply.
*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.
80% 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||17%|
|Top 25% of class||43%|
|Top 50% of class||80%|
|Bottom 50% of class||20%|
|Bottom 25% of class||2%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||14%||15%||14%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Apr 15, 2021.
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?
|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.
72% of those who apply are granted admission to Rutgers University-Newark. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate 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 1200. 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 25. 10% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.