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Colleges / Rutgers University - New Brunswick

About Rutgers

Rutgers University - New Brunswick is a public, state school in an urban setting in Piscataway, New Jersey. Rutgers was founded in 1766 and now enrolls around 50,411 students a year, including 35,844 undergrads.

As of 2021, the total market value of Rutgers's endowment was $1.484 billion For each full-time student, Rutgers spends about $16,639.

2021 Rutgers Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 67%
In-State Tuition $12,536
Out-of-State $29,737

2022 Rutgers Regular Decision Application Deadline

All regular decision applicants should hear back from Rutgers by February 28.

Early Admission at Rutgers

Rutgers University - New Brunswick does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark Your Calendar!

The deadline to apply early to Rutgers is on November 1, 2021, which is coming up soon!

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2021 Acceptance Rate for Rutgers University - New Brunswick

It is moderately difficult to get into Rutgers. The acceptance rate at Rutgers is 67%. In 2021, 27,618 out of 41,263 total applicants were accepted.

Rutgers Waitlist 2021

Rutgers reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Rutgers University - New Brunswick?

Rutgers is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Rutgers, applicants must submit the following items.

Rutgers Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

Rutgers Average GPA and Test Scores

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Rutgers.

Does Rutgers Require Test Scores?

Rutgers 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.

Out of all applicants, 90% submitted the SAT. 18% submitted the ACT.

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Does Rutgers Provide Student Housing?

Yes! Rutgers provides on-campus housing for up to 0 students.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Rutgers.

Financial Aid at Rutgers

Rutgers meets 44% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Rutgers full-time are awarded $14,647 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Rutgers a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Rutgers

About 93% of students who start at Rutgers come back the next year.

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Rutgers Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $33,865 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Rutgers sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Rutgers a good school for you?

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Where is Rutgers?

Rutgers is located in the urban setting of Piscataway, New Jersey, less than an hour from New York City.

If you want to see Rutgers for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Route 1, Route 18, New Jersey Turnpike to Piscataway, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Newark Liberty International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Rutgers and Piscataway are like without leaving home.

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College Info

65 Davidson Road Room 202 Piscataway, NJ 08854-8097

Campus Setting: Urban

Rutgers Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Rutgers is Continuous processing.

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


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Rutgers ACT Scores


ACT Range

25 - 32

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Math SAT Range

600 - 730


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Rutgers Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Rutgers is like? There are approximately 50,411 students enrolled at Rutgers, including 35,844 undergraduate students and 14,567 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 94% percent are from NJ and 6% percent of students are from other states.


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