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Entrance Requirements

Rutgers’ admissions requirements have been set to ensure that you are ideally prepared to succeed. Note that the required high school courses vary by university and school.

Rutgers–Camden

First-Year Applicants

For admission to all schools and colleges at Rutgers University–Camden (Camden College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers School of Business–Camden, and Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden), your high school record must show that you will graduate or have graduated with at least 16 academic units

  • English: 4 years
  • Foreign Language: 2 years of one language
  • Mathematics: 3 years (including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)
  • Science: 2 years (one year each of Biology and Chemistry for the School of Nursing)
  • Other Courses: 5 other academic courses
  • Total: 16 academic courses

Transfer Applicants

If you are a high school graduate who will have completed at least 12 college credits before your expected date of entry into Rutgers–Camden, we will make decisions based on your college and high school transcripts or your GED results.

There is no minimum GPA required to apply as a transfer student to Rutgers–Camden. Your GPA from previous institutions do not transfer. Certain programs, such as social work, require an additional application and have additional admission criteria.

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Rutgers–Newark

First-Year Applicants

Your high school record must show that you will graduate or have graduated with at least 16 academic units.

Entrance to an undergraduate school at Rutgers–Newark (School of Arts & Sciences-Newark, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, School of Criminal Justice, and School of Public Affairs and Administration) requires the following:

  • English: 4 years
  • Foreign Language: 2 years of one language
  • Mathematics: 3 years (including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)
  • Science: 2 years
  • Other Courses: 5 other academic courses
  • Total: 16 academic courses

Transfer Applicants

Transfer students are expected to have completed the specific required high school courses noted above. If necessary, college courses may be used to satisfy high school course requirements.

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Rutgers–New Brunswick

Review admission requirements for undergraduate schools.

First-Year Applicants
Your high school record must show that you will graduate or have graduated with at least 16 academic units.

Transfer Applicants
Transfer students are expected to have completed the specific required high school courses noted for the school. If necessary, college courses may be used to satisfy high school course requirements.

Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

English: 4 years
Foreign Language: 2 years of one language
Mathematics: 3 years (including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)
Science: 1 year each of Biology and Chemistry
Other Courses: 5 other academic courses (Physics recommended)
Total: 16 academic courses
Note for first-year applicants: Precalculus is recommended, but not required

Mason Gross School of the Arts

English: 4 years
Foreign Language: None required; 2 years of one language recommended
Mathematics: 3 years (including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)
Science: None required
Other Courses: 9 other academic courses
Total: 16 academic courses

Rutgers Business School

English: 4 years
Foreign Language: 2 years of one language
Mathematics: 3 years (including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)
Science: 2 years
Other Courses: 5 other academic courses
Total: 16 academic courses
Note for first-year applicants: Precalculus is recommended, but not required

School of Arts and Sciences

English: 4 years
Foreign Language: 2 years of one language
Mathematics: 3 years (including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)
Science: 2 years
Other Courses: 5 other academic courses
Total: 16 academic courses

School of Engineering

English: 4 years
Foreign Language: None required
Mathematics: 4 years (including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Precalculus)
Science: 1 year each of Chemistry and Physics
Other Courses: 6 other academic courses (Computer Programming recommended)
Total: 16 academic courses
Note for first-year applicants: Recommend Calculus for your senior year if you have completed Precalculus

School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

English: 4 years
Foreign Language: None required
Mathematics: 3 years (including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)
Science: 2 years
Other Courses: 7 other academic courses
Total: 16 academic courses

School of Nursing

English: 4 years
Foreign Language: None required
Mathematics: 3 years (including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)
Science: 1 year each of Biology and Chemistry
Other Courses: 7 other academic courses
Total: 16 academic courses
Note for first-year applicants: Precalculus is recommended, but not required