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Rutgers University - Newark

Newark, NJ 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate74%

Rutgers Newark Admissions

Rutgers University - Newark is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Rutgers University - Newark is 74%. Out of 14,935 applications received in 2023, 11,043 students were offered admission.

If you are considering submitting an application to Rutgers University - Newark, the application fee costs $70.

Students who submit their applications to Rutgers University - Newark for the fall semester should hear back from Rutgers University - Newark by December 1.

Rutgers University - Newark Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Rutgers University - Newark's admissions stats.

Rutgers University - Newark 2023 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 17%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 24%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 1%
Waitlist No

Rutgers University - Newark Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Rutgers University - Newark.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 1 February 28

Considering Applying Early to Rutgers University - Newark?

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

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Rutgers University - Newark will release EA admissions decisions no later than February 28.

Some students apply to college early because they hope it will help their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of being admitted, since it demonstrates that you are very interested in a school.

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

More on Rutgers University - Newark Admissions

Transferring to Rutgers University - Newark

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Rutgers University - Newark

Rutgers University - Newark has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Rutgers University - Newark?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling 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 prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Rutgers University - Newark

What does Rutgers University - Newark consider 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
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Important
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
State Residency Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Rutgers University - Newark for more information on admission factors.

Rutgers University - Newark Application Requirements

To apply to Rutgers University - Newark, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Rutgers University - Newark's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements An English proficiency test score is required for applicants whose secondary schooling has been outside the U.S. in a country where English is not the principal language.
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Rutgers University - Newark?

Rutgers University - Newark has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

Out of all students that were admitted, 13% submitted a class rank. At Rutgers University - Newark 17% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 46% were in the top 25% and 75% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Rutgers University - Newark, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99
3.50 and 3.74
3.25 and 3.49
3.00 and 3.24
2.50 and 2.9
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Rutgers University - Newark directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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

Rutgers University - Newark 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 2022, 24% of Rutgers University - Newark's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 1% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Rutgers University - Newark students scored 650 or higher and 75% of students scored 530 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Rutgers University - Newark students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 530 or higher.

To be most competitive at Rutgers University - Newark, you should strive to earn between 21 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Rutgers University - Newark's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Rutgers University - Newark students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

More Information on Transferring to Rutgers University - Newark

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Rutgers University - 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 University - Newark during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Rutgers University - Newark Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Rutgers University - Newark?

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

Does Rutgers University - Newark accept transfer credits?

✅ Rutgers University - Newark accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Rutgers University - Newark accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Rutgers University - Newark accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Rutgers University - Newark?

❌ No, Rutgers University - Newark is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Rutgers University - Newark's acceptance rate?

✅ Rutgers University - Newark's acceptance rate is 74%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Rutgers University - Newark?

❌ Rutgers University - Newark does not offer early decision.

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Rutgers Newark Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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 73 out of every 100 applicants.


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 Newark SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

530 - 650


Reading SAT Range

530 - 640

Rutgers Newark GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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