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Acceptance Rate 66.9%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 17.65%
Applicants 275,684
Admitted 184,442
Enrolled 32,555

Applying To New Jersey Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 66.9% at New Jersey colleges and universities where total 275,684 students have applied and 184,442 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $57.00 and the graduate application fees is $60.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to New Jersey colleges.
General Admission Information of New Jersey Colleges
Open Admission Policy99 out of 172 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 57.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 60.00
Average Acceptance Rate66.9%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)17.65%
Average Test Scores1,170 SAT / 25 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2021-2022, total 275,684 students (124,448 men and 151,234 women) applied to and 184,442 (78,176 men and 106,059 women) students were accepted to admit New Jersey Colleges. Among them, 15,308 men and 17,277 women were enrolled into New Jersey schools. The average acceptance rate is 66.90% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 17.65%. The table below shows the New Jersey colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for New Jersey Colleges (2021-2022)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants275,684124,448151,234
Admitted184,44278,176106,059
Enrolled32,55515,30817,277
Acceptance Rate 66.90% 62.82% 70.13%
Enrollment Ratio 17.65% 19.58% 16.29%
[Chart]New Jersey Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For New Jersey college, 9,504 students (27.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1,632 students (5.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,273 and 25th percentile score is 1,067. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 85 and 25th percentile score is 65. 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 Writing532.00631.00
SAT Math535.00642.00
ACT Composite22.0028.00
ACT Math21.0028.00
ACT English22.0029.00
[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, 84 schools use semester calendar systems and 6 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester84 out of 172 schools
Quarter6 out of 172 schools
Trimester1 out of 172 schools
Four-one-four plan0 out of 172 schools
Other academic year1 out of 172 schools
Differs by program27 out of 172 schools
Continuous46 out of 172 schools
Un-Known/Other7 out of 172 schools
Next table describes credits that New Jersey colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits52 out of 172 schools
Credits for Life Experiences45 out of 172 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits62 out of 172 schools
Credit for Military Training58 out of 172 schools

Application Requirements

26 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
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA264
High School Rank111
High School Record (or Transcript)3320
Completion of College Preparatory Program3512
Recommendations418
Formal Demonstration of Competencies78
Admission Test Scores04
TOEFL243
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)00