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Rutgers University - Newark

Newark, NJ 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate77%
Acceptance Rate77%

About Rutgers Newark

Rutgers University - Newark Overview

Rutgers University - Newark is a public, state school in the urban setting of Newark, New Jersey. Rutgers Newark was founded in 1908 and the school now enrolls around 12,447 students a year, including 8,334 undergraduates. Rutgers Newark provides housing for students. The majority of students live on campus but first-year students are not required to live in the dorms. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from Rutgers Newark by December 1.

Student Activities at Rutgers Newark

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Rutgers Newark's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Rutgers Newark students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? Rutgers Newark has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Rutgers Newark has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Rutgers Newark on the Student Life page.

2022 Rutgers Newark Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 77%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 24%
In-State Tuition $12,900
Out-of-State $30,600
Percent of Need Met 14%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $13,537

Is Rutgers Newark a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer sense of what Rutgers Newark offers and if the school might be a good fit for you.

Rutgers Newark Acceptance Rate 2022

Rutgers Newark is moderately difficult to get into. Around 77% of applicants get into Rutgers Newark each year. Out of 14,456 applications received in 2022, 11,194 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Rutgers Newark

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Rutgers Newark, around 86% are still enrolled their sophomore year. Around 65% of students who started at Rutgers Newark earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Rutgers Newark Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Rutgers Newark by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Rutgers Newark directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Rutgers Newark's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Rutgers University - Newark's endowment was $2 billion. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $14,245 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Rutgers Newark

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Rutgers Newark meets 14% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $13,537 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $25,371 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Rutgers Newark.

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

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Where is Rutgers University - Newark Located?

Rutgers Newark is located in the city of Newark, New Jersey, less than an hour from New York City.

If you would like to see Rutgers Newark for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Route 1, Route 280, New Jersey Turnpike to Newark, 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 Newark and Newark are like without leaving home.

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College Info

249 University Avenue Newark, NJ 07102

Campus Setting: Urban

Rutgers Newark Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 1

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Rutgers Newark is Feb 1.

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

Rutgers University - Newark is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Rutgers Newark ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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Rutgers Newark SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

520 - 650


Reading SAT Range

510 - 620

Rutgers Newark Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Rutgers Newark is like? There are approximately 12,168 students enrolled at Rutgers Newark, including 8,334 undergraduate students and 3,834 graduate students. 86% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from NJ and 1% percent of students are from other states.


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