Acceptance Rate 66.62%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 17.54%
Applicants 298,957
Admitted 199,166
Enrolled 34,934

Applying To New Jersey Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 66.62% at New Jersey colleges and universities, a total of 298,957 students applied and 199,166 were accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $63 and the graduate application fees is $60. The following table presents the general admission information for applying to New Jersey colleges.
General Admission Information of New Jersey Colleges
Open Admission Policy85 out of 151 schools
Undergraduate Application Fees$63
Graduate Application Fees$60
Acceptance Rate66.62%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)17.54%
Test Scores1,184 SAT / 25 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 298,957 students (134,592 men and 164,155 women) applied to and 199,166 (84,495 men and 114,901 women) students were accepted to admit New Jersey Colleges. Among them, 16,616 men and 18,472 women were enrolled into New Jersey schools.
The average acceptance rate is 66.62% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 17.54%. The table below shows the New Jersey colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for New Jersey Colleges (2022-2023)
Acceptance Rate 66.62% 62.78% 70.00%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 17.54% 19.67% 16.08%
[Chart]New Jersey Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

10,373 students (24.00%) submitted their SAT scores and 1,367 students (4.00%) submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,293 and 25th percentile score is 1,075. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 28 and 25th percentile score is 22.
The following table shows the detailed SAT and ACT scores distribution of first-time enrolled students at New Jersey colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at New Jersey Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing542644
SAT Math533649
ACT Composite2228
ACT Math2128
ACT English2330
[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 4 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester85 out of 151 schools
Quarter4 out of 151 schools
Trimester1 out of 151 schools
Four-one-four plan0 out of 151 schools
Other academic year0 out of 151 schools
Differs by program26 out of 151 schools
Continuous33 out of 151 schools
Un-Known/Other2 out of 151 schools
Next table describes credits that New Jersey colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits53 out of 151 schools
Credits for Life Experiences43 out of 151 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits61 out of 151 schools
Credit for Military Training56 out of 151 schools

Application Requirements

27 New Jersey schools require High School GPA and 33 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 0 New Jersey colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to New Jersey colleges.
Admission Checklist for New Jersey Colleges
High School GPA270
High School Rank10
High School Record (or Transcript)330
Completion of College Preparatory Program410
Formal Demonstration of Competencies70
Admission Test Scores00
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)00