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

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

School of Arts and Sciences

562 of 883
(63.65%)
5 of 1753
(0.29%)
88 of 1375
(6.40%)
620 of 2230
(27.80%)
15 of 2505
(0.60%)
Mason Gross School of the Arts
 
9 of 48
(18.75%)
44 of 117
(37.61%)
15 of 74
(20.27%)
20 of 92
(21.74%)
31 of 120
(25.83%)
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
 
495 of 696
(71.12%)
27 of 390
(6.92%)
21 of 616
(3.41%)
181 of 734
(24.66%)
163 of 853
(19.11%)
School of Engineering
 
30 of 718
(4.18%)
431 of 1129
(38.18%)
61 of 615
(9.92%)
250 of 894
(27.96%)
7 of 953
(0.73%)
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
 
164 of 704
(23.30%)
288 of 584
(49.32%)
26 of 376
(6.91%)
204 of 428
(47.66%)
6 of 478
(1.26%)
Rutgers Business School-New Brunswick
 
16 of 443
(3.61%)
221 of 738
(29.95%)
9 of 748
(1.20%)
69 of 963
(7.17%)
6 of 1228
(0.49%)

School of Nursing
 

0 9 of 536
(1.68%)
90 of 356
(25.28%)
52 of 254
(20.47%)
3 of 548
(0.55%)

 

Transfer Students Admitted From Wait List

School/College

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

School of Arts and Sciences

118 of 393 
(30.03%)
81 of 237
(34.18%)
48 of 272
(17.65%)
90 of 243
(37.04%)
22 of 119
(18.49%)
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
 
35 of 126
(27.78%)
17 of 66
(25.76%)
17 of 76
(22.37%)
33 of 77
(42.86%)
9 of 32
(28.13%)
School of Engineering
 
1 of 57
(1.75%)
2 of 48
(4.17%)
2 of 31
(6.45%)

15 of 57
(26.32%)

5 of 30
(16.67%)
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
 

3 of 56
(5.36%)

0 of 20
(0%)
0 of 27
(0%)
0 of 9
(0%)
0 of 7
(0%)
Rutgers Business School-New Brunswick
 
2 of 153
(1.31%)
7 of 61
(11.48%)
13 of 86
(15.12%)
21 of 81
(25.93%)
15 of 55
(27.27%)
Mason Gross School of the Arts
 
1 of 11
(9.09%)
4 of 13
(30.77%)
3 of 17
(17.65%)
2 of 13
(15.38%)
1 of 25
(4%)

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