How to Get into Rutgers University


          Rutgers University is the largest public university in New Jersey. Rutgers University technically has 3 campuses located in New Brunswick, Piscataway Township, and Newark. Rutgers is within the top 100 national universities as ranked by US World and New Reports. Rutgers was established in 1766 and was originally called Queen’s College. Rutgers has over 25 libraries among all its campuses. Rutgers has a famous history and is in fact famous for the discovery of several antibiotics including actynomycin, neomycin, candidin, grisein, and clavacin in the early 1900’s. Rutgers is famous for its University Cell and DNA Repository, the largest university repository of its kind in the world. If you are looking to attend one of the finest academic institutions in New Jersey then follow the advice below to help you get accepted into Rutgers University.

Step 1

Strive to beat the average GPA score for average Rutgers University freshmen during your high school career. Rutgers is a difficult university to get into so it will be tough. Rutgers has a 56% admissions rate. Rutgers incoming freshmen have an average GPA of around 3.5.

Step 2

Learn the average SAT scores that freshmen who are entering Rutgers have. If you take SAT prep tests and study the SAT prep books you will be able to significantly raise your SAT scores in all subject areas. Beating the averages for both SAT scores and entrance GPA for Rutgers admission will help you not only get into the University but also make you more eligible for Scholarship money. The middle 50% SAT scores for Math at Rutgers are between 560 and 680. The average SAT scores for critical reading are between 530 and 630 while the SAT writing scores are between 540 and 640 for the middle 50% of entrance applicants.

Step 3

Set yourself apart from other applicants to the university by taking up extracurricular activities when you are in high school. The more extracurricular activities you have on your resume the better your chances of getting into the University. You can play a varsity sport or get involved in student government such as a class president or treasurer for example. Playing a musical instrument is also a good way to enhance your admissions application. Also when asking teachers for recommendations for your freshman application make sure you ask those in whose classes you excelled during your high school career and whom you have a good relationship with. They will write you a much better recommendation.

Step 4

Learn the application deadlines to Rutgers undergraduate admission so that you are not late applying to the school. The application deadline for early action for fall semester is November 1st, and the regular decision application is due by December 1st. Transfer students must apply by February first. If you are applying for spring semester or January admission to the University you must send in your application materials by October 1st.

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