Rutgers University–Newark is open and operating with mostly remote instruction. The Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Admissions will operate remotely through spring 2021. Information on the university’s response and requirements on COVID-19 are available at coronavirus.rutgers.edu and coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine/#forStudents
The Rutgers 2021 application is open.
Standardized Tests Now Optional for 2021 Applicants
Due to the uncertainty of test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers has made submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional for students applying for 2021 admission.
The charts below indicate the approximate SAT and ACT score ranges and grade-point averages for the middle 50% of students regularly admitted to Rutgers for fall 2016. Please note: "Middle 50%" means that 25% of regularly admitted students exceeded these ranges and 25% of regularly admitted students had scores and grade-point averages below these ranges. Rutgers conducts a holistic review of each student's application that takes into consideration many more factors than test scores and cumulative grade-point average.
|Redesigned SAT score (M+ERW)||Redesigned SAT-Math||Redesigned SAT-ERW||ACT Score||High School GPA*||High School Percentile Rank|
School of Arts & Sciences-Newark
|Rutgers Business School||1110-1290||560-680||540-620||22-29||3.3-3.8||57-85|
|School of Public Affairs and Administration||1030–1210||520-610||510-610||19-27||3.2-3.8||65-89|
|School of Criminal Justice||1040–1210||510-600||520-610||20-27||3.3-3.8||58-88|
|School/College||Cumulative College GPA**|
|School of Arts & Sciences-Newark||3.0-3.7|
|Rutgers Business School||3.1-3.6|
|School of Public Affairs and Administration||3.0-3.6|
|School of Criminal Justice||3.0-3.6|
**Students transferring from a New Jersey county or community college should visit NJTransfer.org to view recommended courses.