Apply to Rutgers

Application Fee
$70
Graduate Application Fee
$70
Acceptance Rate
61%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)
29%
Freshmen Enrollment
7,315
SAT Scores
1,320
ACT Scores
29

2020 Acceptance Rate

Total 41,286 students have applied and 25,277 students have allowed to admit to Rutgers University-New Brunswick (acceptance rate: 61.22%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 28.94 % where 7,315 students have finally enrolled out of 25,277 admitted students.
The acceptance rate of Rutgers University-New Brunswick is lower (tighter to admit) compared to Public, 4-Years or High Colleges in New Jersey. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and Michigan State University, its acceptance rate is average (average acceptance rate of the schools is 63.60%).
The yield of Rutgers University-New Brunswick is higher (more admitted-students enrolled) compared to Public, 4-Years or High Colleges in New Jersey. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is average (average yield is 26.70%).

Admission Statistics Charts

2020 Test Scores Comparison

For academic year 2019-2020, the average SAT score is 1,320 and the average ACT score is 29 over scores submitted by enrolled first-time students. Compared to similar schools in college rankings, the admission score of Rutgers University-New Brunswick is average than the schools (average score is 1,308). You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
Rutgers University-New Brunswick SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
Rutgers University-New Brunswick1,32029
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,28028
All U.S. Colleges112368
Public, 4-Years or High Colleges111267
4-Years or High Colleges112468
Public, 4-Years or High Colleges in New Jersey112672

SAT/ACT Scores by Subject

SATACT
At Rutgers University-New Brunswick, 6,585 students submitted SAT scores (90% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 1,320 and it is average than average for Public, 4-Years or High Colleges in New Jersey. Next table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
Rutgers University-New Brunswick SAT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing590680
Mathematics620750
Total1,2101,430
At Rutgers University-New Brunswick, 1,303 students submitted ACT scores (18% of enrolled students).
The average ACT score is about 29 and it is lower than average for Public, 4-Years or High Colleges in New Jersey. Next table shows the ACT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
Rutgers University-New Brunswick ACT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Reading2532
English2434
Mathematics2632
Total7598
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Admission Requirements

Next table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to Rutgers University-New Brunswick. The school requires 5 items to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
Admission Requirements for Applying to Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered but not required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended