Stevens Institute of Technology: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Edwin Stevens Hall on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology
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Stevens Institute of Technology is a private research university with an acceptance rate of 41%. Founded in 1870 and located in Hoboken, New Jersey, Stevens Institute of Technology has a long history of educating students in technological fields. Stevens has an enviable 10-to-1 student / faculty ratio at the undergraduate level, and students can choose from 35 undergraduate majors. In athletics, the Stevens Ducks compete in the NCAA Division III Empire 8 Athletic Conference.

Considering applying to Stevens Institute of Technology? 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, Stevens Institute of Technology had an acceptance rate of 41%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 41 students were admitted, making Stevens' admissions process competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 9,265
Percent Admitted 41%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 26%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Stevens Institute of Technology requires that most applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. Test scores are optional for Music & Technology and Visual Arts & Technology applicants. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 69% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 640 710
Math 690 770
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Stevens Institute of Technology's admitted students fall within the top 20% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Stevens scored between 640 and 710, while 25% scored below 640 and 25% scored above 710. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 690 and 770, while 25% scored below 690 and 25% scored above 770. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1480 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Requirements

Stevens does not require the SAT writing section. Note that Stevens participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across SAT test dates. Music & Technology and Visual Arts & Technology applicants may submit a digital portfolio in lieu of SAT test scores.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Stevens Institute of Technology requires that most applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. Test scores are optional for Music & Technology and Visual Arts & Technology applicants. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 29% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 30 35
Math 28 34
Composite 30 33

This admissions data tells us that most of Stevens' admitted students fall within the top 7% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Stevens received a composite ACT score between 30 and 33, while 25% scored above 33 and 25% scored below 30.

Requirements

Stevens does not require the ACT writing section. Unlike many universities, Stevens Institute superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered. Music & Technology and Visual Arts & Technology applicants may submit a digital portfolio in lieu of ACT test scores.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of Stevens' incoming freshmen class was 3.86. This data suggests that most successful applicants to Stevens Institute of Technology have primarily A grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Stevens Institute of Technology Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Stevens Institute of Technology Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Stevens 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

Stevens Institute of Technology has a competitive admissions pool with a low acceptance rate and high average SAT/ACT scores. However, Stevens has a holistic admissions policy involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. Note that Stevens requires an admissions interview for students applying to the school's accelerated pre-med programs. The interview is optional for all other applicants. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and test scores are outside of Stevens' average range.

In the scattergram above, the blue and green dots represent students who were offered admission. Accepted students typically had SAT scores (ERW+M) of 1200 or higher, an ACT composite of 26 or higher, and a high school average in the "A" range.

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