First-Year Applicants 

Applications are reviewed as they become complete with all required credentials. For early action applicants, we guarantee a decision by January 31. For regular action applicants, we guarantee a decision by February 28.
 

Decisions are based on a holistic review and with primary emphasis on an applicant's academic promise as demonstrated by:

  • Completion of required entrance subjects
  • Academic performance in high school or its equivalent:
  • Strength of academic program (number/type of academic, honors, or advanced placement courses completed)
  • Grades and grade trends
  • Weighted grade-point average(s)
  • Cumulative rank, when available
  • SAT and/or ACT scores
  • English Proficiency Examination results, when required

 

We also consider the following factors:

  • Personal essay
  • Participation in programs designed for college preparation
  • Extracurricular activities, including community and volunteer work
  • U.S. military service
  • Honors, awards, and other achievements
  • Employment history

 

The number of applicants Rutgers admits to each of our schools/colleges is determined by the quality of the applicant pool and the space in the entering class. Please refer to our admissions profile of previously admitted students.

Transfer Applicants

The number of applicants Rutgers admits to each of our schools/colleges is determined by the quality of the applicant pool and the space in the entering class. Please refer to our admissions profile of previously admitted students.

Decisions are based on a holistic review and with primary emphasis on an applicant's academic promise as demonstrated by:

  • Strength of academic program
  • Grade trends
  • Cumulative grade-point average (GPA)
  • Number of credits completed
  • English Proficiency Examination results, when required

We also consider the following factors:

  • Personal essay
  • Extracurricular activities, including community and volunteer work
  • U.S. military service
  • Honors, awards, and other achievements
  • Employment history

Transfer students are expected to have completed specific required entrance subjects; if necessary, completed college courses may be used to satisfy high school course requirements.