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 12,000 students.

A large majority of students at Rutgers University-Newark scored between 1440 (25th percentile) to 1718 (75th percentile) on the SAT. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Rutgers University-Newark average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.13 - 3.38. This school has an acceptance rate of around 54 percent with 15 percent of applicants choosing to continue on and enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Rutgers University-Newark acceptance rate 2015 will be around 55%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Rutgers University-Newark Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Rutgers University-Newark was reported as 54.0% in Fall 2013 with over 13,300 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 SAT Scores: 1440 - 1718
  • Rutgers University-Newark Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.38

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 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-Newark has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 59.6%
  • 2010-2011: 53.2%
  • 2011-2012: 54.0%
  • 2012-2013: 57.5%
  • 2013-2014: 54.0%
  • Projected Rutgers University-Newark Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 55.2%

How Does Rutgers University-Newark Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Rutgers University-Newark is three percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
New Jersey Institute of Technology65.5%
Seton Hall University79.2%
New Jersey City University41.3%
Kean University80.4%
Stevens Institute of Technology38.2%

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-Newark (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 550
Math500 - 608
Writing480 - 560
Total Score1440 - 1718
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