Rutgers University-Camden: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Rutgers University-Camden

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Rutgers University-Camden is a public research university with an acceptance rate of 71%. Located in Camden, New Jersey, Rutgers-Camden is one of the three regional campuses of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Undergraduates can choose from 38 majors. Psychology, English, and business majors are some of the most popular among undergraduates. The university has a 12-to-1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 24. In athletics, the Rutgers Camden Scarlet Raptors compete in the NCAA Division III New Jersey Athletic Conference.

Considering applying to Rutgers University-Camden? 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, Rutgers University-Camden had an acceptance rate of 71%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 71 students were admitted, making Rutgers-Camden's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 9,479
Percent Admitted 71%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 12%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Rutgers-Camden requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 95% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 500 590
Math 500 590
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Rutgers-Camden'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 Rutgers-Camden scored between 500 and 590, while 25% scored below 500 and 25% scored above 590. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 500 and 590, while 25% scored below 500 and 25% scored above 590. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1180 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Rutgers University-Camden.

Requirements

Rutgers-Camden does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that Rutgers-Camden 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

Rutgers-Camden requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 11% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 16 25
Math 17 23
Composite 17 23

This admissions data tells us that most of Rutgers-Camden's admitted students fall within the bottom 33% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Rutgers received a composite ACT score between 17 and 23, while 25% scored above 23 and 25% scored below 17.

Requirements

Note that Rutgers University-Camden does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. Rutgers-Camden does not require the ACT writing section.

GPA

In 2019, the middle 50% of Rutgers University-Camden's incoming class had high school GPAs between 3.1 and 4.0. 25% had a GPA above 4.0, and 25% had a GPA below 3.1. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Rutgers-Camden have primarily A and B grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Rutgers University-Camden Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Rutgers University-Camden Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Rutgers University-Camden. 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

Rutgers University-Camden, which accepts fewer than three-quarters 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, Rutgers-Camden's admissions process involves other factors beyond grades and test scores. A strong application essay and a rigorous course schedule can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their test scores are outside of Rutgers-Camden's average range. Note that Rutgers-Camden does not consider letters of recommendation in the admissions process.

In the scattergram above, blue and green dots represent accepted students. Most successful applicants had SAT scores of 1000 or higher (ERW+M), ACT composite scores of 20 or higher, and high school averages of a B or higher. Many admitted applicants had grades in the "A" range.

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