Rutgers University Newark Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

The Golden Dome Athletic Center at Rutgers Newark
The Golden Dome Athletic Center at Rutgers Newark. Kai Schreiber / Flickr

Rutgers University Newark Admissions Overview:

Rutgers' admissions are not highly selective; around two-thirds of those who apply are admitted each year. Those applying with good grades and test scores are likely to get in. Prospective students interested in applying will need to submit an application, official high school transcripts, and a personal essay. For complete instructions and guidelines, be sure to check out the school's website. And, if you have any questions about applying, feel free to get in touch with the admissions office at Rutgers. Campus visits are always encouraged for interested students, to see if the school would be a good fit for them.

Admissions Data (2016):

Rutgers University Newark Description:

Founded in 1908 as the New Jersey Law School, the University of Newark became part of the Rutgers system in 1946. The 38-acre campus is in an urban setting south of New York City. Students come from over 100 nations, and the university's student body is impressively diverse. The university offers over 40 undergraduate majors and has a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio. High achieving students should look into the Honors College for special academic and professional opportunities. In athletics, most of the Rutgers-Newark Scarlet Raiders compete in the NCAA Division III New Jersey Athletic Conference. Popular sports include baseball, basketball, soccer, track and field, cross country, volleyball, and tennis.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 12,321 (8,170 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
  • 82% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $13,829 (in-state); $29,480 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,350 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,059
  • Other Expenses: $3,013
  • Total Cost: $31,251 (in-state); $46,902 (out-of-state)

Rutgers University Newark Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 80%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 68%
    • Loans: 46%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $12,680
    • Loans: $6,656

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Finance, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 20%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 34%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 66%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Softball, Volleyball, Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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