Freshman applicants are reviewed in a selective admission process.
Our evaluation includes consideration of the following factors:
All students who apply to NJIT must submit an official high school transcript. When evaluating your application for undergraduate admission, we are interested in understanding how you challenged yourself relative to the curriculum that was available at your school and the trends in your performance—for example, if your grades improved between freshman and senior year.
We also consider the GPA that is indicated on your high school transcript. We look for students in the top 25 percent of their class. For schools that don't use a ranking system, we consider a 3.0 GPA or higher to be equivalent.
Partaking in rigorous curricula, such as Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) classes, can give you an additional advantage. The number of semester credits you will receive will depend on whether you earned a 3, 4, or 5 on your AP exams, or a grade of 5, 6, or 7 in IB subject areas. That score also determines which courses you will be excused from taking at NJIT.
To receive AP credit, have your official AP score report sent from The College Board to NJIT.
Standardized Test Scores
All freshman applicants must take the SAT and/or the ACT, as they provide helpful standardized context for your application compared to our overall applicant pool. However, be assured that test scores are only one part of our application review.
Average composite SAT score for our enrolling freshmen is 1285 (2 part - Math and Critical Reading).
Average ACT score for our enrolling freshmen is 26.
We will consider either the SAT or ACT and use the highest scores provided, even if they are not from your most recent testing. You may self-report standardized test scores on your application as a temporary placeholder for official scores, allowing us to get a head start on the review of your file.
We recommend you send us all of your official scores as soon as possible, or no later than the time you test, to avoid missing a deadline.
SAT school code: 2513
ACT school code: 2580
Included in the Common Application is an essay. The purpose of the essay is to assess your writing ability and, more importantly, to learn more about you as an individual. This portion of the application helps us get to know you, assess mutual fit and better understand what you could contribute to NJIT.
Letter of Recommendation
Counselors and teachers provide an external perspective about you as a person and applicant to NJIT. We expect you to provide us with all information pertinent to your application, while your recommender will provide an additional perspective/insight about you as a student.
Undergraduate applicants interested in Architecture, Digital Design, Industrial Design and Interior Design majors are required to submit a portfolio of creative work. This portfolio helps convey visual awareness and reflects the potential for success in design education. In some instances, a strong portfolio may determine acceptance.