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

A total of 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 the school is lower (tighter to admit) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in New Jersey. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as The University of Texas at Dallas and Michigan State University, its acceptance rate is slightly lower than average (relatively difficult to get in) (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 70.80%).
The yield of the school is higher (more admitted-students enrolled) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in New Jersey. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is average (average yield is 27.60%).

Admission Statistics Charts

2020 Test Scores Comparison

For the 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 1,289). You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
Rutgers University-New Brunswick1,32029
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,26227
All U.S. Colleges112368
Public, 4-Years Colleges111267
4-Years Colleges112468
Public, 4-Years 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 Colleges in New Jersey. The following table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
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 Colleges in New Jersey. The next table shows the ACT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
ACT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Reading2532
English2434
Mathematics2632
Total7598

Admission Requirements

The following 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