NJIT: 2020 Requirements, Scores & GPAs

This is the go-to guide for getting into New Jersey Institute of Technology. We suggest you read until the end... Not only will we layout the exact GPA and test scores you should aim for when applying to NJIT, but we’ll also offer creative ways to help your application stand out from the pack. We breakdown NJIT statistics better than any article out there and show you how these have changed over time. Also, make sure to check out New Jersey Institute of Technology on CampusReel to see what it’s really like here. If you're interesting in transferring to NJIT, the read our transfer guide. You can also use the below calculator to help determine your likelihood of acceptance at NJIT

What are your chances at NJIT?

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  • Your GPA*
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    *gpa score is required

    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at NJIT or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

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    What GPA do you need to get into New Jersey Institute of Technology?

    New Jersey Institute of Technology’s average GPA is 3.59. New Jersey Institute of Technology does require GPA. This average GPA means New Jersey Institute of Technology is very selective. Often times, schools in this range are trying to increase their selectivity and “prestige”. We can’t read the minds of NJIT application readers, but they likely want to increase the average GPA from 3.59 to 3.77 this year - to play it safe, we recommend striving for the 3.77 GPA.

    *BEFORE CONTINUING PLEASE NOTE: GPA and “prestige” DO NOT mean a college is right for you. New Jersey Institute of Technology may seem amazing on paper, but you may hate it... That’s why 700,000 students transfer colleges every year - they end up going to the wrong school. It’s crucial to watch the videos on CampusReel and make sure you can envision yourself on NJIT’s campus. These NJIT admission statistics do not sufficiently tell you what a college or university is like.

    What is New Jersey Institute of Technology’s acceptance rate?

    Last year New Jersey Institute of Technology’s acceptance rate was 60.76. However, check out how the acceptance rate has changed over time.

    2016 2017 2018
    Acceptance Rate 59.0 % 61.0 % 60.76 %

    As you can see, New Jersey Institute of Technology is getting more and more difficult to get into. If this trend continue it’s likely that NJIT will be even more competitive by the time you apply.

    Acceptance rate alone does not indicate your likelihood for getting into NJIT - it’s a very high level understanding of the true competition. Use the acceptance rate as a general guide for curating a list of 10-15 schools that fall into different ranges of competitiveness. Then, use the below data to get a deeper understanding of how your application will compare to the rest of the pool.

    What are your chances at NJIT?

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  • Your GPA*
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    *gpa score is required

    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at NJIT or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

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    Does New Jersey Institute of Technology Require Test Scores?

    New Jersey Institute of Technology requires that you either take the SAT or ACT. See the table below for how New Jersey Institute of Technology’s accepted students have performed on both tests. You may be wondering how many test scores should you submit. Generally, don’t freak out about taking the test too often. Industry consensus is that you can submit up to 6 tests as a reasonable limit.

    New Jersey Institute of Technology SAT Requirements

    New Jersey Institute of Technology’s average SAT score is 1210 - this is the sum of the math and reading portions of the SAT (the 1600 scale). Check out the below table for a deeper look into how students performed - it’s also very interesting to look at the average test score over time. The trend over time helps give insight into whether New Jersey Institute of Technology is getting more or less competitive.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 590 680 635
    Reading 520 630 575
    2019 Total 1110 1310 1210
    2018 Total - - -
    2017 Total - - -

    New Jersey Institute of Technology’s average SAT score is 1210. To be a competitive applicant for New Jersey Institute of Technology your SAT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 1110, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider New Jersey Institute of Technology a “target” school (one that you are likely to get into) you should aim for a score of 1310.

    New Jersey Institute of Technology ACT Requirements

    New Jersey Institute of Technology’s average ACT score is 81. To be a competitive applicant for New Jersey Institute of Technology your ACT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 71, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider New Jersey Institute of Technology a “target” school (one that you have a good chance of getting into) you should aim for a score of 92.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 25 31 28
    Reading 23 32 27
    Writing 23 29 26
    2019 Total 71 92 81
    2018 Total - - -
    2017 Total - - -

    New Jersey Institute of Technology Requirements

    Now you know where you need to be for getting into New Jersey Institute of Technology from a grade and test score perspective. Let’s quickly outline what else you’ll need to provide for your application to get reviewed, and then we’ll move onto the most important section: differentiating your app.

    Recommendations Status
    School Rank Required
    GPA Required
    School Record Required

    How to get into NJIT

    Follow these steps to maximize your chances of getting into NJIT. Everything you read above will help prepare you for what you need to achieve to have a shot at NJIT, but these steps will take you even further in applying that knowledge and differentiating your application.

    Main Academic Excellence that is in line with NJIT admission standards.

    1. Score at least a 1210 on the SAT or 81 on the ACT.
    2. Maintain a GPA of at least a 3.59.

    Join Extracurriculars that Align with NJIT’s Values.

    1. Join your school band, a sports team or another group activity. If New Jersey Institute of Technology values music heavily, for example, then try to participate in an organization related to that topic.
    2. Volunteer in your hometown. Newark has tons of ways to be involved beyond just the college. New Jersey Institute of Technology wants applicants that are also good ambassadors for the school - they want students who will give back to the local community and broader Newark area in general.
    3. Spend your summer doing something that speaks to your values, personal growth, leadership qualities and other less quantifiable characteristics. NJIT needs to see past your test scores and grades - they need to know that you will be a valuable and contributing member of their community. You are more than grades and test scores - your experiences should demonstrate that.

    Prepare Your Application

    1. Write a stellar essay that shows New Jersey Institute of Technology something they can’t figure out from the other parts of your application. For a detailed guide on writing the best college essay, check this out.
    2. Get teacher recs that speak to your character. If you know what you’re majoring in and include that in your NJIT app, try to have at least 1 recommendation from a teacher in that department.
    3. Apply Before the Deadline. Too many students wait until the last minute to submit their application, and too much can go wrong during this precious time window. Since many students are applying on the last day, it’s possible that NJIT’s own system crashes. Don’t risk the added stress this can cause - submit your app a few days early.

    What are your chances at NJIT?

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    *gpa score is required

    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at NJIT or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

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