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    Rutgers University - New Jersey Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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    Admissions at Rutgers University, New Brunswick begin during Fall or Spring season for international students. Rutgers University offers admissions to students under various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses. With an admit rate of 58% for 2019 admissions, the university is moderately selective in offering admissions to students seeking to study in USA

    At present, 50,254 students are enrolled at Rutgers University at New Brunswick. Out of this, over 14,000 students are enrolled in various graduate and professional programs. Rutgers University has 17 different schools and colleges and it boasts of New Jersey's first pharmacy school. The university has more than 100 undergraduate majors to offer, whereas it has over 250 graduate programs.

    About 40% of the students admitted were in the top 10 of their graduating high school class. For international applicants, the application fee is uniform for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The deadlines for each course varies along with the application portals. Middle 50% of applicants admitted in 2019 admissions had an average SAT score ranging from 1280- 1480, while the ACT composite ranged from 27-33. THE cumulative GPA was 3.2 to 3.8.

    Applications for international UG students begin around the first week of September for all the applicants.

    • The admissions decisions are received within 3-5 weeks, post-application submission.
    • Undergraduate students can apply through the official application portal of Rutgers University or via the Coalition Application.
    • Deadlines, applications, academic requirements, and course fees vary for each Graduate program.


    Application Portal UG: Rutgers University Undergraduate Admission Portal/Coalition Application
    PG: Varies
    Application Fee 70 USD
    Acceptance Rate 58%
    Graduation Rate 81%
    Mode of Payment Visa/MasterCard Credit Card
    SAT Score EBRW: 610-700
    ACT Score 27-33
    International Application Deadlines UG: November 1; December 1
    PG: Varies
    Academic Calendar Semester
    Intake Seasons Fall/Spring/Summer
    Work Experience Recommended for MBA aspirants
    Interview For MBA aspirants
    International Admissions Rutgers New Brunswick

    Rutgers University Admission Deadlines

    The admission process at Rutgers University begins either during the Fall or Spring season. The following table indicates the deadlines for international students, for application submission:

    Course Name Deadline
    Undergraduate Courses Early Action: November 1
    Regular Decision: December 1
    Transfer Applications Fall: February 1
    Spring: October 1
    MBA Applications Round 1: November 15
    Round 2: January 20
    Round 3: March 15
    MS Electrical and Computer Engineering Applications December 1
    MS Data Science` January 3

    Rutgers University International Admissions

    All non-US applicants need to provide their academic documentation along with some additional information as required from Rutgers University.

    • Academic documentation
      • High school/ college/university
      • Should be in English or sent along with official translations
    • English proficiency examination requirements
    • Various standardized examination official scores 
      • GRE 
      • GMAT 
      • ACT/SAT
    • Financial documentation for the I-20 process
    • Supplementary requirements
      • Resume/CV
      • Portfolios
      • Recommendations
    • Copy of the passport

    Rutgers University MBA Admissions

    Application Portal Owen Rutgers Business School Newark and New Brunswick
    Application Fee 70 USD
    Academic Requirements GMAT/GRE score is required
    Supporting Documents Official transcripts, essays, current resume, 2 LORs and proof of work experience.
    Additional Requirements for International Students TOEFL/IELTS
    Course Fee 23,370 USD

    Rutgers University MS Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Admissions

    Application Portal Owen Rutgers Graduate & Professional Admissions Portal
    Application Fee 70 USD
    Academic Requirements GRE score is required
    Supporting Documents UG degree, official transcripts, LORs, personal statement, resume and areas of specialization.
    Additional Requirements for International Students TOEFL

    Rutgers University MS Data Science Admissions

    Application Portal Owen Rutgers Graduate & Professional Admissions Portal
    Application Fee 70 USD
    Academic Requirements GRE/GMAT is required
    Supporting Documents Personal statement, official transcripts, 3 LORs and bachelor’s degree.
    Additional Requirements for International Students TOEFL/IELTS
    Course Fee 55,310 USD

    Rutgers University Undergraduate Admissions

    Over 36,000 students study at various undergraduate courses offered by Rutgers University at New Brunswick. More than 150-degree programs are offered at the undergraduate level at Rutgers University. The prospective applicants can apply either through the official website’s application portal or via the Coalition Application.

    Application Portal: Rutgers Undergraduate Admissions Portal or Coalition Application

    Application Fee: 70 USD

    Academic Requirements for International Students: Applicants must submit either ACT or SAT scores along with the application. These scores are valid for a period of 5 years. The scores accepted for the recent 2020 admissions, school wise are as follows:

    School Name Redesigned SAT score (Math+ERW) Redesigned SAT-Math Redesigned SAT-ERW ACT Score
    School of Arts and Sciences 1270 - 1430 640 - 760 610 - 700 26 - 33
    Mason Gross School of the Arts 1140 - 1370 560 - 690 580 - 680 25 - 31
    School of Environmental and Biological Sciences 1220 - 1400 610 - 740 600 - 690 26 - 32
    School of Engineering 1350 - 1490 700 - 790 640 - 720 29 - 34
    Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy 1430 - 1520 740 - 790 680 - 740 31 - 34
    Rutgers Business School 1330 - 1460 690 - 780 630 - 710 28 - 33
    School of Nursing 1330 - 1440 670 - 740 650 - 710 28 - 32

    Supporting Documents: Unofficial transcripts, secondary school transcript, personal essay, one letter of recommendation letter from a teacher or college counselor.

    Note: Portfolios might be required for certain courses like Music, as part of the application.

    Rutgers University Graduate Admissions

    More than 200 graduate programs are offered at Rutgers. Admissions at Rutgers University for various graduate programs differ with respect to their deadlines and requirements. Selection for admission also depends upon an applicant’s outside the class learning and achievements.

    Application Portal: Rutgers Admissions Portal

    Application Fee: 70 USD

    Academic Requirements for International Students: 

    • Official transcripts
    • Statement of purpose
    • Letter of recommendation
    • Academic records and academic history
    • International Student Financial Statement.

    English Language Requirements for International Students

    International students must demonstrate English language proficiency by providing scores of any one of the following tests given below, to be eligible for admissions at Rutgers University:

    Test Name Score Required
    TOEFL (PBT) 550
    TOEFL (IBT) 79
    IELTS 6.5
    MELAB 82
    PTE 53

    Note: There is a one year RU Pathway Program offered to those students who have an exceptional academic background but lack the necessary English language requirements for admission.

    Visa to study in USA

    If offered admission, an international student will require an American student visa in order to study at Rutgers University. For this, a Certificate of eligibility is required. To receive the Form I-20 student need to:

    • Accept the offer of admission at Rutgers University
    • Provide proof of funding as specified

    After the visa document has been issued, students can carefully proceed to complete it and contact the nearest US Consular to schedule an appointment.

    The students are offered admissions on the basis of their academic performance, grades, test scores, achievements and satisfactory completion of high school requirements. 

    Overall the admissions have been moderately selective at Rutgers University, with an admit rate of 58% for the 2019 admissions. It may take up to 72 hours after your application has been submitted to show on the applicant portal. Candidates can monitor their status and may contact the office in case there is an issue with the status.

    Admissions decisions may take a few weeks to several months, depending on the choice of your program. International students must keep the cost of studying at Rutgers University and prepare their finances accordingly. Students can consider various options to fund education in the US.


    Ques. Are GRE or GMAT scores compulsory for enrolling in graduate programs at Rutgers University?

    Ans. Yes, GMAT scores will be required for admission to graduate programs except for the following conditions:

    • Students who hold Ph.D., JD, or MD degrees from accredited US schools
    • Students who hold an MA degree from accredited US schools with a GRE score of 3.00 GPA or 4.00 GPA scale
    • Those who have completed 8 years or more of advanced professional work experience

    Ques. Can I submit standardized test scores for admissions to Spring and Fall 2021 semesters to Rutgers University?

    Ans. Due to COVID-19, and uncertainty in the availability of standardized test scores, Rutgers has submitted SAT and ACT scores optional for Spring and Fall 2021 admissions. However, students who want to submit their standardized scores with their application may still do so.

    Ques.I want to change my application. However, I have already submitted my application. Can I make changes to the application after submitting it?

    Ans. No, students cannot change the application after it is submitted. However, students who want to make changes or correction to your applications must send it in writing to the appropriate graduate admission office.

    Ques. How can I check my application status at Rutgers University?

    Ans. Candidates can check their application status by logging into their Rutgers University account and checking the status.

    Ques. Is it compulsory to submit an essay or personal statement at the time of admission at Rutgers University?

    Ans. Yes. Candidates must submit an essay or personal statement at the time of admission. However, the requirement may differ based on different programs. The essay should be limited to 3800 characters including spaces.

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