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Rutgers Newark Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto Rutgers Newark, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is December 1 and the application fee is $70. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than December 1.

Considering Applying Early to Rutgers Newark?

Rutgers University - Newark does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! Rutgers Newark will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 31.

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 Rutgers University - Newark

Rutgers Newark is amoderately difficult school to get into. Rutgers Newark evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Rutgers Newark accepted 74% of all applicants., around 10,007 of the 13,506 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Rutgers Newark, 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.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult. Rutgers Newark has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important to Get In to Rutgers Newark?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are 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 strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Rutgers Newark

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

Rutgers Newark Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Rutgers Newark must submit the following items. Double check with Rutgers Newark'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 of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Rutgers Newark?

Out of all students that were admitted, 21% submitted a class rank. At Rutgers Newark 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 40% were in the top 25% and 81% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Rutgers University - Newark, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 21%

Rutgers Newark 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 2021, 94% of Rutgers Newark's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 9% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Rutgers Newark?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Rutgers Newark students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Rutgers Newark students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Rutgers Newark?

To be most competitive at Rutgers Newark, you should strive to earn between 18 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Rutgers Newark's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Rutgers Newark students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

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

Transferring to Rutgers University - Newark

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Rutgers Newark.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is February 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by April 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Rutgers Newark during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term

Rutgers Newark Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Rutgers Newark?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Rutgers Newark.

Does Rutgers Newark accept transfer credits?

Rutgers Newark accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

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

Rutgers Newark accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Rutgers Newark?

No, Rutgers Newark is test optional, so you can choose whether or not to submit your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

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Rutgers Newark Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

74%

How hard is it to get into Rutgers Newark? Rutgers Newark is a somewhat selective institution. The Rutgers Newark acceptance rate is 74%. This means that the institution accepts 74 out of every 100 applicants.

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Rutgers Newark Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Dec 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Rutgers Newark is Dec 1.

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 Newark ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above

Good

18 to 23

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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Rutgers Newark SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

510 - 590

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Reading SAT Range

500 - 580

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Rutgers Newark GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

13,231

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

74%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$15,208

Out-of-State

$32,409

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Dec 1
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