Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden
SAT/ACT mins: Rutgers’ SAT midrange for our School of Arts and Sciences is 1690-2000. This is for guidance; Rutgers would generally want a minimum of 450 on each section of the SAT or 18 on each section of the ACT. The high school curriculum should have included college preparatory work in English, mathematics, science, and foreign languages, with a minimum GPA of 2.80 on a 4.0 scale. Review is holistic, and does include consideration of leadership experiences and maturity of each applicant. Rutgers University’s professional schools in engineering, pharmacy, business, fine and performing arts, and nursing have the most specific coursework requirements, generally requiring that students will immediately place into appropriate levels of math and science within each year’s cohort. Students who do not place immediately into these courses may be given the opportunity to begin at an Arts and Sciences school, and then apply for an internal transfer into the professional program once the academic requirements are completed.
LSP Application deadline: Rutgers University’s undergraduate due dates are August 15 for spring term admission, and November 1 for first year and January 1 for transfers for fall term admission. Rutgers can be flexible for most of their schools on the due dates as long as classes are still available. For an exception to the application deadline, contact the Office of Veteran and Military Programs and Services (OVMPS).
SAT or ACT Scores must not be more than: 2 years old. Also, those students who have been out of high school for more than two years do not need to submit SAT/ACT scores.
Where to find application: Current undergraduate applicants all use an online form. If a paper form is necessary, Rutgers would create and provide a pdf specifically for these applicants.
Freshmen class report date: The fall term starts the beginning of September, there will be orientation days prior to this in the summer. Spring term starts mid-January. Rutgers will be flexible as much as possible.
Yellow Ribbon participant: Yes. This applies to both undergraduate and graduate programs.
Will you cover difference between tuition minus GI Bill and cost of in state "state" school tuition? Or do you want to keep it to in-state residents? At this time Rutgers will fund the difference for undergraduate students only. The policy is under review for graduate students.
Do you want to donate additional money to each applicant should the need arise? If the veteran student demonstrates financial need based on filing the Free Application for Student Financial Aid Rutgers will do its best to meet full need.
The OVMPS works closely with financial aid. Additionally, the OVMPS administers a Veteran Emergency Grant Fund to help in one time financial emergencies.
Processing fees: $65 per applicant. Application and Admission Fees are refunded as credits to a veteran's first term bill.
All majors open to Marines? Rutgers University anticipates most students will be applying to their undergraduate Schools of Arts and Sciences or our School of Environmental and Biological Sciences for any major available within these schools. The schools of engineering, pharmacy, nursing, business, and fine and performing arts will also consider applicants who meet their criteria.
Recognize AA degree or any college course work: Rutgers recognizes AA degrees and transfer credit for college work that corresponds to current Rutgers courses
Recognize awarding of college credits via alternative means, e.g., DANTES or CLEP: Such credit may be submitted for review for credit. Credit may be granted based on faculty approval on a case-by-case basis for each individual student.
Additional information: Students interested in graduate degree study would work individually with the specific graduate school and department on application and admission procedures.
Rutgers Veterans Services: Rutgers University, now ranked 3rd in the nation for having the success of veterans as a priority, established the Office of Veteran and Military Programs and Services to help with any and all issues that student veterans face as they transition from combat to campus. Veterans House is the home of the director and assistant director of Student Veterans Services. In-house services and dedicated staff are available to veteran students include academic advising and tutoring, a student lounge with wireless internet providing quiet study space, a mental health clinician, and a state veteran service officer who works directly with the VA.
Phone: 848.932.VETS (8387) Skype: Rutgers Veterans