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New Jersey Colleges

Applicants, Admitted, and Enrolled

For the academic year 2020-2021, 781,732 students have applied and among them 474,560 were admitted to New Jersey Colleges. 103,908 students were finally enrolled into one of accepted schools. The following table and chart illustrates the number of applicant, admitted, and enrolled students for New Jersey Colleges.
Applicants, Admitted, and Enrolled (2020-2021)
New Jersey Colleges
ApplicantsAdmittedEnrolled
Total781,732 474,560103,908
Public Schools448,297 303,74473,161
4 Years (Or High)448,229 303,68473,117
2-4 Years0 00
Less Than 2 Years68 6044
Private Schools333,435 170,81630,747
4 Years (Or High)331,739 169,88630,010
2-4 Years1,696 930737
Less Than 2 Years0 00
[CHART#1] Applicants, Admitted, and Enrolled for New Jersey Colleges

Acceptance Rate

The average acceptance rate of New Jersey Colleges is 60.71% in academic year 2020-2021. Public schools' average acceptance rate was 67.76% and the average rate of private schools was 51.23%. The following table and chart illustrates the average acceptance rate for New Jersey Colleges with comparable factors.
Acceptance Rate (2020-2021)
New Jersey Colleges
Acceptance Rate
All Schools Average60.71%
Public Schools67.76%
4 Years (Or High)67.75%
2-4 Years0.00%
Less Than 2 Years88.24%
Private Schools51.23%
4 Years (Or High)51.21%
2-4 Years54.83%
Less Than 2 Years0.00%
[CHART#2] Acceptance Rate for New Jersey Colleges

Yield (Enrollment Rate)

The average yield, also know as enrollment rate, of New Jersey Colleges was 60.71% in academic year 2020-2021. Public schools' average admission yield was 67.76% and the average rate of private schools was 51.23%. The admission yield is a rate of number of enrolled students over number of students who are allowed to admit. The following table and chart illustrates the average admission yield for New Jersey Colleges with comparable factors.
Yield (Enrollment Rate) (2020-2021)
New Jersey Colleges
Admission Yield
All Schools Average21.90%
Public Schools24.09%
4 Years (Or High)24.08%
2-4 Years0.00%
Less Than 2 Years73.33%
Private Schools18.00%
4 Years (Or High)17.66%
2-4 Years79.25%
Less Than 2 Years0.00%
[CHART#3] Yield (Enrollment Rate) for New Jersey Colleges

SAT Scores

The average SAT score of New Jersey Colleges is 793 for the academic year 2020-2021. Next table shows SAT average scores of 25th and 75th percentile by subject and school type/level for the academic year 2020-2021. The 25th percentile is the lower 25th score and 75th percentile is the upper 25th score of students who enrolled in colleges.
SAT Scores (2020-2021)
New Jersey Colleges
Evidence-based Reading and WritingMath
All Schools Average (4 years schools)25%360364
75%427434
Public Schools25%473478
75%563573
Private Schools25%247249
75%292296
[CHART#4] SAT Scores for New Jersey Colleges

ACT Scores

The average ACT score of New Jersey Colleges is 26 for the academic year 2020-2021. The following table shows ACT average scores of 25th and 75th percentile by subject and school type/level for the academic year 2020-2021. The 25th percentile is the lower 25th score and 75th percentile is the upper 25th scores of students who enrolled in the colleges.
ACT Scores (2020-2021)
New Jersey Colleges
CompositeEnglishMath
All Schools Average25%13 1010
75%16 1313
Public Schools25%161212
75%201616
Private Schools25%1088
75%121010
[CHART#5] ACT Scores for New Jersey Colleges