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Rutgers Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Rutgers? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 20,657 out of 35,340 applicants or 58% were admitted making Rutgers a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 18,397 16,943 35,340
Accepted 10,820 9,837 20,657
Acceptance Rate 59% 58% 58%
Enrolled 3,332 3,275 6,607
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 33% 32%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Rutgers University New Brunswick and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1190 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 1080. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1300 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 93 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1190 1410
SAT Reading 590 700
SAT Math 600 730
ACT Composite N/A N/A
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math N/A N/A

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1410 and Above Good >70%
1300 to 1410 Avg + 58%-70%
1190 to 1300 Avg - 45%-58%
1080 to 1190 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 1080 Low <32%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Rutgers University New Brunswick has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.