Rutgers University-New Brunswick

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Rutgers University-New Brunswick can be found in New Brunswick, NJ, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Rutgers University-New Brunswick has over 40,000 students enrolled annually.

Many students at this school scored in the range of 1630 (25th percentile) - 1980 (75th percentile) on the SAT exam. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Rutgers University-New Brunswick average GPA ranges from 3.35 to 3.64 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of around 60% with 35% of applicants deciding to continue on and enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Rutgers University-New Brunswick acceptance rate 2015 will be around 60%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Rutgers University-New Brunswick Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Rutgers University-New Brunswick was reported as 59.5% in Fall 2013 with over 30,600 college applications submitted to Rutgers University-New Brunswick. 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

  • SAT Scores: 1630 - 1980
  • Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into Rutgers University-New Brunswick?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Rutgers University-New Brunswick 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Rutgers University-New Brunswick has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 61.5%
  • 2010-2011: 59.1%
  • 2011-2012: 61.1%
  • 2012-2013: 60.9%
  • 2013-2014: 59.5%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 60.2%

How Does Rutgers University-New Brunswick Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Rutgers University-New Brunswick is seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Kean University80.4%
CUNY College of Staten Island99.8%
New Jersey Institute of Technology65.5%
Rutgers University-Newark54.0%
Pace University-New York76.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes 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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Rutgers University-New Brunswick (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 640
Math570 - 690
Writing540 - 650
Total Score1630 - 1980
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