Acceptance Rate 62%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 21.4%
Applicants 266,814
Admitted 165,429
Enrolled 35,406

Applying To New Jersey Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 62% at New Jersey colleges and universities where total 266,814 students have applied and 165,429 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $57.00 and the graduate application fees is $60.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to New Jersey colleges.
General Admission Information of New Jersey Colleges
Open Admission Policy99 out of 169 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 57.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 60.00
Average Acceptance Rate62%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)21.4%
Average Test Scores1,133 SAT / 23 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 266,814 students (119,881 men and 146,924 women) applied to and 165,429 (71,287 men and 94,135 women) students were accepted to admit New Jersey Colleges. Among them, 16,722 men and 18,684 women were enrolled into New Jersey schools. The average acceptance rate is 62.00% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 21.40%. The table below shows the New Jersey colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for New Jersey Colleges (2020-2021)
Acceptance Rate 62.00% 59.46% 64.07%
Enrollment Ratio 21.40% 23.46% 19.85%
[Chart]New Jersey Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For New Jersey college, 26,016 students (80.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 4,482 students (14.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,230 and 25th percentile score is 1,035. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 78 and 25th percentile score is 60. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at New Jersey colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at New Jersey Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing515.00610.00
SAT Math520.00620.00
ACT Composite20.0026.00
ACT Math20.0026.00
ACT English20.0026.00
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - New Jersey Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - New Jersey Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - New Jersey Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In New Jersey State, 85 schools use semester calendar systems and 6 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester85 out of 169 schools
Quarter6 out of 169 schools
Trimester1 out of 169 schools
Four-one-four plan0 out of 169 schools
Other academic year1 out of 169 schools
Differs by program27 out of 169 schools
Continuous46 out of 169 schools
Un-Known/Other3 out of 169 schools
Next table describes credits that New Jersey colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits53 out of 169 schools
Credits for Life Experiences45 out of 169 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits63 out of 169 schools
Credit for Military Training59 out of 169 schools

Application Requirements

27 New Jersey schools require High School GPA and 34 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 16 New Jersey colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to New Jersey colleges.
Admission Checklist for New Jersey Colleges
High School GPA274
High School Rank112
High School Record (or Transcript)3420
Completion of College Preparatory Program3414
Formal Demonstration of Competencies78
Admission Test Scores165
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)41