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

1090–1330 540-700 540-640 22-32 3.4-3.9 62-91
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

*Grade-point average is on a weighted scale from 0 ("F") to 4.5 ("A+").


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 to view recommended courses.