Rutgers University at New Brunswick Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

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Rutgers University has an acceptance rate of 58 percent, with the majority of students applying accepted each year. In order to apply, students need to submit an application, along with high school transcripts and scores from either the SAT or the ACT. Check out the school's website for more information.

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Admissions Data (2015)

  • Rutgers University Acceptance Rate: 58%

Rutgers University Description

Rutgers University, also known as The State University of New Jersey, is made up of three campuses in New Brunswick, Camden, and Newark. New Brunswick houses the largest of the campuses. Rutgers frequently places high on national rankings of public universities. Several of the graduate programs are particularly strong. The university's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned the campus a chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, and its strong research programs earned it membership in the Association of American Universities. Students can get to both New York City and Philadelphia easily on either Amtrak or New Jersey Transit. In athletics, the NCAA Division I Rutgers Scarlet Knights compete in the Big Ten Conference.

It should come as little surprise that Rutgers University earned a place on my list of the top New Jersey Colleges and Universities.

Enrollment (2015)

  • Total Enrollment: 49,428 (35,484 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female
  • 94% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $14,372 (in-state); $30,023 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,350 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,260
  • Other Expenses: $3,013
  • Total Cost: $30,995 (in-state); $46,646 (out-of-state)

Rutgers University Financial Aid (2014 - 15)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 69%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 48%
    • Loans: 52%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $13,386
    • Loans: $7,459

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Finance, History, Journalism, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
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Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 93%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 11%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 58%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 80%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Wrestling, Track, and Field
  • Women's Sports: Gymnastics, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Rowing, Softball, Soccer

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics