New Jersey Institute of Technology: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

The New Jersey Institute of Technology is a public research university with an acceptance rate of 64%. Located on a 45-acre campus in Newark, New Jersey, NJIT offers easy access to New York City. Undergraduate students can choose from over 126 degree programs and majors within six schools and colleges. NJIT has a 17-to-1 student/faculty ratio and ranks as a top-tier national research university. Students can participate in 140 clubs and organizations, and the school has an active fraternity and sorority system. In athletics, the NJIT Highlanders compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Sun Conference for most sports.

Considering applying to NJIT? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, NJIT had an acceptance rate of 64%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 64 were admitted, making NJIT's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 8,123
Percent Admitted 64%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 24%

SAT Scores and Requirements

The New Jersey Institute of Technology requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 90% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 580 670
Math 610 710
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of NJIT's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to NJIT scored between 580 and 670, while 25% scored below 580 and 25% scored above 670. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 610 and 710, while 25% scored below 610 and 25% scored above 710. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1380 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Requirements

NJIT does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that NJIT participates in the scorechoice program which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

The New Jersey Institute of Technology requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 17% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 23 32
Math 25 31
Composite 25 30

This admissions data tells us that most of NJIT's admitted students fall within the top 22% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to NJIT received a composite ACT score between 25 and 30, while 25% scored above 30 and 25% scored below 25.

Requirements

New Jersey Institute of Technology does not require the ACT writing section. Unlike many universities, NJIT superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered.

GPA

In 2018, the mean high school GPA of NJIT's incoming freshman class was 3.59, and over 90% of admitted students had an average GPA of 3.0 or above. This information suggests that most successful applicants to New Jersey Institute of Technology have primarily B/B+ grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to New Jersey Institute of Technology. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

New Jersey Institute of Technology, which accepts nearly two-thirds of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. However, NJIT has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond numerical data. A strong application essay and a glowing letter of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. The admissions office is looking for applicants who rank in the top 25% of their class, or have a 3.0 average GPA. They are also looking for students who show improving grades over time. Applicants to design or architecture programs will need to submit a portfolio along with their application for admission.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent students who were accepted. Successful applicants typically had SAT scores (ERW+M) of 1050 or higher, an ACT composite of 21 or higher, and a high school average in the "B" range or better. As with most colleges with a technology-focused mission, NJIT applicants tend to demonstrate particular strengths in math and science.