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New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, NJ 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate69%
Acceptance Rate69%

NJIT Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to NJIT, the regular decision application deadline is March 1 and the application fee costs $75.

Students who apply to NJIT for fall should anticipate a decision by November 15.

NJIT Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of NJIT's admissions stats.

NJIT 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Mean SAT Score 1294
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 42%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 5%
Waitlist Yes

New Jersey Institute of Technology Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes November 15 December 15

Applying Early to NJIT?

New Jersey Institute of Technology may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with NJIT directly for more information about early applications.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. NJIT will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on New Jersey Institute of Technology Admissions

How To Get Into New Jersey Institute of Technology

NJIT is a moderately difficult school to get into. NJIT evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, NJIT accepted 69% of all applicants, approximately 8,005 from the 11,578 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like NJIT, 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.

Transferring to New Jersey Institute of Technology

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to NJIT

NJIT has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into NJIT?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines 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 apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at NJIT

Wondering what factors are considered by NJIT during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Class Rank Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with NJIT for more information on admission factors.

NJIT Application Requirements

To apply to NJIT, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with NJIT's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into NJIT?

Students admitted to NJIT have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

NJIT looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

NJIT is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 42% of NJIT's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for NJIT?

To be competitive with other NJIT applicants, you should aim to score between 1210 and 1440 (or higher!) on the SAT. At NJIT 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1440 and 25% of scored lower than 1210, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a NJIT student is 1294.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of NJIT students scored 740 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of NJIT students scored 690 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for NJIT?

To be most competitive at NJIT, you should strive to earn between 27 and 33 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 33 means you fall in the 75th percentile for NJIT's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 33, and three out of four students scored lower than 33 on the ACT.

A 27 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for NJIT students. Only one out of every four students scored below 27.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to New Jersey Institute of Technology

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to NJIT. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in NJIT during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

NJIT Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to NJIT?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to NJIT.

Does NJIT accept transfer credits?

✅ NJIT accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. NJIT accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does NJIT accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ NJIT accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to NJIT?

❌ No, NJIT is test optional, so you can decide whether or not to send your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is NJIT's acceptance rate?

✅ NJIT has an acceptance rate of 69%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at NJIT?

🟨 NJIT may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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NJIT Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into NJIT? NJIT is a somewhat selective institution. The NJIT acceptance rate is 69%. This means that the institution accepts 69 out of every 100 applicants.


NJIT Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to NJIT is Continuous processing.

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



ACT Range

27 - 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

33 and Above


27 to 33


27 and Less


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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 33 and above have a good chance of getting into NJIT. Students with an ACT score that falls between 27 and 33 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 27 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.



Composite SAT Range

1210 - 1440


Math SAT Range

600 - 740


Reading SAT Range

580 - 690

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1440 and Above


1210 to 1440


1210 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for NJIT students is 1294. Applicants with SAT scores of 1440 and above have a good chance of being admitted to NJIT, while applicants with SAT scores between 1210 to 1440 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1210 have a low chance of being offered a spot at NJIT.


Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At NJIT, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.72. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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