Rutgers University-Newark ( Rutgers University-Newark)

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Rutgers University-Newark can be found in Newark, NJ, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Rutgers University-Newark has an enrollment of about 14,000 students.

Students can submit either the SAT Exam or ACT scores at Rutgers University-Newark. A score within the range of 1020 to 1200 on the SAT exam, or 19 to 25 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Rutgers University-Newark average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.33. This school has an acceptance rate of around 72 percent with 14 percent of applicants choosing to continue on and enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Rutgers University-Newark acceptance rate 2021 will be around 62%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Rutgers University-Newark Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Rutgers University-Newark was reported as 71.9% in Fall 2020 with over 13,700 college applications submitted to this school. 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

  • Rutgers University-Newark ACT Scores: 19 - 25
  • Rutgers University-Newark Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Rutgers University-Newark?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Rutgers University-Newark is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

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 Rutgers University-Newark has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 65.3%
  • 2017-2018: 64.2%
  • 2018-2019: 62.7%
  • 2019-2020: 71.9%
  • Projected Rutgers University-Newark Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 62.3%

How Does Rutgers University-Newark Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Rutgers University-Newark is twenty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
New Jersey Institute of Technology72.8%
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
  • 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-Newark (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 590
Math520 - 610
Total Score1020 - 1200
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 25
Math18 - 24
Composite Score19 - 25
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