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 52,000 students enrolled annually.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT exam scores at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. A score in the range of 1210 - 1430 on the SAT exam, or 25 - 32 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Rutgers University-New Brunswick average GPA ranges from 3.42 to 3.78 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of around 61% with 29% of applicants deciding to continue on and enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Rutgers University-New Brunswick acceptance rate 2021 will be around 56%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Rutgers University-New Brunswick Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Rutgers University-New Brunswick was reported as 61.2% in Fall 2020 with over 41,300 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

  • ACT Scores: 25 - 32
  • Average GPA: 3.42 - 3.78

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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Rutgers University-New Brunswick has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 56.9%
  • 2017-2018: 57.8%
  • 2018-2019: 60.1%
  • 2019-2020: 61.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 55.5%

How Does Rutgers University-New Brunswick Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Rutgers University-New Brunswick is eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Kean University68.6%
Seton Hall University73.6%
Rutgers University-Newark71.9%
New Jersey Institute of Technology72.8%
Pace University-New York78.7%

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
  • 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 Rutgers University-New Brunswick (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading590 - 680
Math620 - 750
Total Score1210 - 1430
ACT®Score Range
English24 - 34
Math26 - 32
Composite Score25 - 32
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