Wait List Applicants

A student who is placed on the wait list has a strong application, but is not admissible at that time due to the limited number of seats available and the competitiveness of the applicant pool. We assess our enrollment to determine if we can admit students from the wait list. While we cannot guarantee admission, some students on the wait list have been admitted in recent years (see charts below).

I'm on the wait list ... Now what?

Students placed on the wait list are not ranked, however, we do prioritize students who provide updated grades.

  • First year students should update their Rutgers Self-Reported Academic Record with their mid-year senior grades as soon as they are available.
  • Transfer students should send us a transcript showing their final spring grades by no later than June 1. We will use that documentation to assess the student's status on the wait list.


Students placed on the wait list will receive a final decision by no later than August 1.

 

First-Year Students Admitted From Wait List

School/College

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

School of Arts and Sciences

88 of 1375
(6.40%)
620 of 2230
(27.80%)
15 of 2505
(0.60%)
282 of 4185
(6.7%)
1949 of 3256
(59.86%)
Mason Gross School of the Arts
 
15 of 74
(20.27%)
20 of 92
(21.74%)
31 of 120
(25.83%)
45 of 107
(42.1%)
45 of 108
(41.67%)
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
 
21 of 616
(3.41%)
181 of 734
(24.66%)
163 of 853
(19.11%)
169 of 862
(19.6%)
439 of 815
(53.87%)
School of Engineering
 
61 of 615
(9.92%)
250 of 894
(27.96%)
7 of 953
(0.73%)

186 of 1130
(16.5%)

423 of 704
(60.09%)
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
 
26 of 376
(6.91%)
204 of 428
(47.66%)
6 of 478
(1.26%)
162 of 469
(34.5%)
104 of 200
(52%)
Rutgers Business School-New Brunswick
 
9 of 748
(1.20%)
69 of 963
(7.17%)
6 of 1228
(0.49%)
670 of 3229
(20.7%)
732 of 1535
(47.69%)

School of Nursing - New Brunswick
 

90 of 356
(25.28%)
52 of 254
(20.47%)
3 of 548
(0.55%)
18 of 576
(3.1%)
219 of 276
(79.35%)

School of Nursing - Newark
 

- - - 25 of 324
(7.7%)
54 of 258
(20.93%)

 

Transfer Wait List Applicants

A student who is placed on the wait list has a strong application, but is not admissible at this tmie due to the limited number of seats available and the competitiveness of the applicant pool. We assess our enrollment to determine if we can admit students from the wait list. While we cannot guarantee admission, some students on the wait list have been admitted in recent years (see chart below).

I'm on the wait list ... Now what?

We recommend that transfer students send us a transcript showing their final spring grades by no later than June 1. We will use that documentation to assess s student's status on the wait list.

Students placed on the wait list will receive a final decision by no later than August 1.

 

Transfer Students Admitted From Wait List

School/College

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

School of Arts and Sciences

48 of 272
(17.65%)
90 of 243
(37.04%)
22 of 119
(18.49%)
6 of 29
(20.7%)
2 of 15
(13.33%)
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
 
17 of 76
(22.37%)
33 of 77
(42.86%)
9 of 32
(28.13%)
1 of 2
(50%)
0 of 1
(0%)
School of Engineering
 
2 of 31
(6.45%)

15 of 57
(26.32%)

5 of 30
(16.67%)
0 of 6
(0%)
0 of 1
(0%)
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
 
0 of 27
(0%)
0 of 9
(0%)
0 of 7
(0%)
0 of 1
(0%)

0 of 2
(0%)

Rutgers Business School-New Brunswick
 
13 of 86
(15.12%)
21 of 81
(25.93%)
15 of 55
(27.27%)
1 of 12
(8.3%)
1 of 13
(7.69%)
Mason Gross School of the Arts
 
3 of 17
(17.65%)
2 of 13
(15.38%)
1 of 25
(4%)
7 of 18
(38.9%)
4 of 15
(26.67%)

* Schools with less than 5 students wait listed each year were not included above.