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Colleges / New Jersey Institute of Technology

NJIT Admissions

If you want to apply to New Jersey Institute of Technology, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is March 1 and the application fee costs $75.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than November 15.

New Jersey Institute of Technology Admissions Stats at a Glance

New Jersey Institute of Technology 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 36%
Mean SAT Score 1294
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 88%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 19%
Waitlist No

Considering Applying Early to New Jersey Institute of Technology?

New Jersey Institute of Technology does not offer early decision or early action.

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is November 15, which is coming up fast! New Jersey Institute of Technology will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into New Jersey Institute of Technology

New Jersey Institute of Technology is a moderately difficult school to get into. New Jersey Institute of Technology evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, New Jersey Institute of Technology accepted 67% of all applicants, around 6,800 of the 10,099 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like New Jersey Institute of Technology, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to Albert Dorman Honors College is program very difficult.

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

What's Most Important to Get In to New Jersey Institute of Technology?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at New Jersey Institute of Technology

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

New Jersey Institute of Technology 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to New Jersey Institute of Technology must submit the following items. Double check with New Jersey Institute of Technology's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into New Jersey Institute of Technology?

Students admitted to New Jersey Institute of Technology have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 41% submitted a class rank. At New Jersey Institute of Technology 36% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 64% were in the top 25% and 87% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At New Jersey Institute of Technology, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 41%
3.75 and 3.99 22.35%
3.50 and 3.74 24.72%
3.25 and 3.49 13.04%
3.00 and 3.24 9.74%
2.50 and 2.9 5.93%
2.00 and 2.49 0%

New Jersey Institute of Technology considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

New Jersey Institute of Technology is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 88% of New Jersey Institute of Technology's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 19% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for New Jersey Institute of Technology?

To be competitive with other New Jersey Institute of Technology applicants, you should strive to earn between 1200 and 1370 (or higher!) on the SAT. At New Jersey Institute of Technology 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1370 and 25% of scored lower than 1200, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a New Jersey Institute of Technology student is 1294.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of New Jersey Institute of Technology students scored 720 or higher and 75% of students scored 590 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of New Jersey Institute of Technology students scored 670 or higher, and 75% scored a 590 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for New Jersey Institute of Technology?

To be most competitive at New Jersey Institute of Technology, you should strive to earn between 25 and 32 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for New Jersey Institute of Technology's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.

A 25 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for New Jersey Institute of Technology students. Only one out of every four students scored below 25.

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Transferring to New Jersey Institute of Technology

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to New Jersey Institute of Technology.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is June 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in New Jersey Institute of Technology during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term

New Jersey Institute of Technology Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to New Jersey Institute of Technology?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Does New Jersey Institute of Technology accept transfer credits?

New Jersey Institute of Technology accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. New Jersey Institute of Technology accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • DSST/DANTES
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does New Jersey Institute of Technology accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

New Jersey Institute of Technology accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to New Jersey Institute of Technology?

No, New Jersey Institute of Technology is test optional, so you can choose if you want to to include your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..

What is New Jersey Institute of Technology's acceptance rate?

New Jersey Institute of Technology's acceptance rate is 67%.

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NJIT Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

67%

How hard is it to get into NJIT? NJIT is a somewhat selective institution. The NJIT acceptance rate is 67%. This means that the institution accepts 67 out of every 100 applicants.

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NJIT Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to NJIT is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to NJIT is Jun 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

NJIT ACT Scores

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ACT Range

25 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

32 and Above

Good

25 to 32

Avg

25 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to NJIT is 27. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into NJIT. Students with an ACT score that falls between 25 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 25 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

NJIT SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1200 - 1370

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Math SAT Range

610 - 720

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Reading SAT Range

590 - 670

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1370 and Above

Good

1200 to 1370

Avg

1200 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for NJIT students is 1294. Applicants with SAT scores of 1370 and above have a good chance of being admitted to NJIT, while applicants with SAT scores between 1200 to 1370 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1200 have a low chance of being offered a spot at NJIT.

NJIT GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.64

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At NJIT, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.64. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

11,652

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

67%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$17,674

Out-of-State

$33,386

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Application Deadline

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