Resources › For Students and Parents Rutgers University-Newark: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics Share Flipboard Email Print Courtesy of Rutgers University - Newark For Students and Parents College Admissions Testing Graphs College Admissions Process College Profiles College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated February 06, 2020 Rutgers University-Newark is public research university with an acceptance rate of 63%. 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. The university offers over 56 undergraduate majors and has a 16-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. Considering applying to Rutgers University-Newark? 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-Newark had an acceptance rate of 63%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 63 students were admitted, making Rutgers-Newark's admissions process somewhat competitive. Admissions Statistics (2017-18) Number of Applicants 13,259 Percent Admitted 63% Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 16% SAT Scores and Requirements Rutgers-Newark requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 95% of admitted students submitted SAT scores. SAT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile ERW 530 660 Math 520 720 ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing This admissions data tells us that most of Rutgers-Newark'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-Newark scored between 530 and 660, while 25% scored below 530 and 25% scored above 660. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 520 and 720, while 25% scored below 520 and 25% scored above 720. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1380 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Rutgers University-Newark. Requirements Rutgers-Newark does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that Rutgers-Newark 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-Newark requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 10% of admitted students submitted ACT scores. ACT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile English 18 24 Math 18 25 Composite 21 31 This admissions data tells us that most of Rutgers-Newark's admitted students fall within the bottom 42% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Rutgers-Newark received a composite ACT score between 21 and 31, while 25% scored above 31 and 25% scored below 21. Requirements Note that Rutgers-Newark does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. Rutgers-Newark does not require the ACT writing section. GPA In 2019, the middle 50% of Rutgers University-Newark's incoming class had high school GPAs between 3.2 and 3.9. 25% had a GPA above 3.9, and 25% had a GPA below 3.2. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Rutgers-Newark have primarily A and B grades. Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph Rutgers University-Newark 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-Newark. 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-Newark, which accepts fewer than 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, Rutgers-Newark'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-Newark's average range. Note that Rutgers-Newark does not consider letters of recommendation in the admissions process. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. Most successful applicants had SAT scores (ERW+M) of 1000 or higher, an ACT composite of 20 or higher, and a high school average of a B or higher. Note that many admitted students had scores and grades well above these lower ranges. 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