Rutgers University – New Brunswick: Admission Statistics 2024

When embarking on the college search process, it’s essential to gather accurate and reliable information about prospective universities. One valuable resource for this purpose is the Common Data Set (CDS) but navigating through a college’s Common Data Set can be a time-consuming task. In this blog post, we have compiled the essential information from Rutgers University – New Brunswick’s latest admission statistics to allow you to grasp quickly and save time. 

Understanding the Common Data Set (CDS)

The Common Data Set is a standardized questionnaire that collects essential information about colleges and universities. It covers a wide range of areas, including admission statistics, enrollment figures, student demographics, financial aid, academic programs, and more. The CDS is collaboratively maintained by higher education institutions and is designed to provide accurate and comparable data for prospective students, parents, and researchers. It simplifies the college search process by providing standardized information in a consistent format, allowing for easier comparison and informed decision-making. 

Rutgers University Common Data Set 

Quick facts:

  • Location: 65 Davidson Road, Piscataway
  • State: New Jersey
  • Institution: Public
  • Undergraduate Institution: Coeducational
  • Academic year calendar: Semester
  • Retention Rate: 92%
  • Total Undergraduate Students Enrolled: 36,344
  • SAT and ACT Policies: Optional
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15:1

Factors in Admission Decisions


Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Application Essay
Class Rank
Standardized test scores


Extracurricular Activities
Character/personal qualities
First Generation
Geographical Residence
State Residency
Volunteer work
Work experience

Admission Facts

  • Application Closing Date: December 1
  • Deferred Admission: Yes (1 full academic year)
  • EA/ED: Yes (Early Action)
  • EA/ED Deadline: November 1
  • EA Plan: Not restrictive

Student Life Information

Student Diversity

Total Undergraduates (Both degree-seeking and non-degree seeking, including first-year)

  • 2,717 International (nonresidents) students
  • 5,472 Hispanic/Latino students
  • 2,471 Black or African American, non-Hispanic students
  • 11,772 White, non-Hispanic students
  • 29 American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic students
  • 11,792 Asian, non-Hispanic students
  • 33 Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic students 
  • 1,302 students with two or more races, non-Hispanic
  • 756 students with race and/or ethnicity unknown


$70 Application Fee

$13,674 In-state Tuition Fee

$32,436 Out-of-state/International Tuition Fee

$3,565 Required Fees

$14,715 Food and Housing (On campus)

Financial Aid

Total of Need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $161,945,389

Total of Non-need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $36,672,187

The data presented here was collected from the Rutgers University – New Brunswick Common Data Set 2022-2023.

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