New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)

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New Jersey Institute of Technology can be found in Newark, NJ, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. NJIT has an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores in the range of 1190 (25th percentile) - 1390 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 24 (25th percentile) - 31 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is usually submitted among applicants that get into NJIT. We were able to estimate the NJIT average GPA (3.35 - 3.71) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. NJIT has an acceptance rate of about 73% with 23% of applicants choosing to enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the NJIT acceptance rate 2021 will be around 62%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall NJIT Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for New Jersey Institute of Technology was reported as 72.8% in Fall 2020 with over 8,200 applications submitted to NJIT. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • NJIT ACT Scores: 24 - 31
  • NJIT Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.71

How Hard Is It to Get into New Jersey Institute of Technology?

Applicant Selectivity: High

New Jersey Institute of Technology has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for New Jersey Institute of Technology has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 59.3%
  • 2017-2018: 61.4%
  • 2018-2019: 63.7%
  • 2019-2020: 72.8%
  • Projected NJIT Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 61.7%

How Does NJIT Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for NJIT is twenty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Rutgers University-Newark71.9%
Seton Hall University73.6%
New Jersey City University94.6%
Kean University68.6%
Stevens Institute of Technology40.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to NJIT (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading580 - 670
Math610 - 720
Total Score1190 - 1390
ACT®Score Range
English24 - 31
Math23 - 33
Composite Score24 - 31
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