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Rutgers Admissions Information

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey–New Brunswick
Piscataway, New Jersey (map)


Founded in 1766, Rutgers is the eighth-oldest university in the country. It is comprised of three campuses, the main one being Rutgers New Brunswick, which has over 2,500 acres, 21 libraries, 650 buildings, and six student centers. Rutgers New Brunswick itself is divided into five mini-campuses, each focused on a different area of study. As one of the top public research universities in the area, it has a wealth of resources for students. With over 400 student organizations, from Amnesty International to the Underground Gaming Society, there is something for everyone.

In addition to offering intellectual and cultural engagement on campus, Rutgers New Brunswick is situated within easy access (via train, bus, or car) of New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington D.C. Its central location also attracts a number of visiting professors, speakers, and researchers to the campus each year.



Basic Info

Main Address: 65 Davidson Road
Room 202
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8097
Phone Number: (732) 932-1766  
Website: www.rutgers.edu  


Type of school: Public, Research Institution  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Suburban setting, Large town (10,000-49,999), Residential campus  
Athletics: Division I, Intercollegiate, Club, Intramural, Scholarship  
Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Post-Master's certificate, Doctoral / Research, Doctoral / Professional  
Size of undergraduate student body: 29,095  
Percent out-of-state: 8%  
Percent international: 2%  
Female to Male ratio: 49:51  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 14:1  
Most popular majors: Biology/Biological Sciences
Special study programs: Accelerated Program
Distance Learning
Double Major
Dual Enrollment of High School Students
Honors Program
Independent Study
Liberal Arts/Career Combination
ROTC, Air Force
ROTC, Army
Student-Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Visiting/Exchange Student Program
Washington Semester
Weekend College

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed housing
Women's housing
Apartments for single students
Fraternity/Sorority housing
First-year students guaranteed on-campus housing
Men's housing
Apartments for married students
Cooperative housing
Special housing for students with disabilities
Campus ministries
Concert band
Literary magazine
Music ensembles
Radio station
Student government
Symphony orchestra
Choral groups
Film society
Jazz band
Marching band
Musical theater
Pep band
Student newspaper
Television station

Fun Facts

  • Rutgers is ranked by DiversityInc magazine among the nation's top five universities for commitment to diversity.
  • Rutgers ranks 14th among peer universities for the number of faculty (49) who are members of the National Academies and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • More than 60% of Rutgers undergrads do original research.
  • 63% of classes have 30 or fewer students.
  • Each year, more than 20,000 students attend the annual RutgersFest, a daylong carnival and free concert featuring rides, fireworks, arcade games and national acts like Third Eye Blind, Ludacris, Everclear, and Kanye West.

Admissions Information

Since Rutgers uses its own online application system, it is important to review carefully the required information, as it may be different from the Common Application. For instance, the Rutgers application does not ask for letters of recommendation. Instead, its online application has sections that allow applicants to elaborate on their own extracurricular activities, personal strengths, and talents.

While the admissions committee does a comprehensive review of all applications, special attention is paid to high school performance, cumulative rank, GPA, grade trends, strength of academic program (number of honors and AP courses, etc), and standardized test scores. Other factors include extracurricular activities, community service, employment, special talents, personal statements, and honors and awards.

Admissions address: 65 Davidson Road, Room 202
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8097
Phone number: (732) 932-4636  
Fax number: (732) 445-0237  
Admissions Website: www.admissions.rutgers.edu  
Email: admissions@ugadm.rutgers.edu  
Contact Person: Diane Harris, Director of Undergraduate Admissions  
Number of first-year applications received: 28,624  
Percent of applicants admitted: 61%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: December 1  
Early decision/action deadline: November 1 (Early Action, non-restrictive)  
Accepts the Common Application? No (online application available on admissions website)  
Admission requirements: See online application.  

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? Yes (SAT Reasoning Test OR ACT). If submitting ACT, the writing section is required.  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Highest score from each section (across all test dates)  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 2765  
ACT code: 2592  
Learn more about other Mid-Atlantic schools:
Virginia Tech   University of Maryland   University of Delaware  

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