The information in this chapter pertains to admission to the
following New Brunswick/Piscataway degree-granting undergraduate
colleges: Douglass College, Livingston College, Rutgers College,
University College-New Brunswick, Cook College, Mason Gross School of
the Arts, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, and School of Engineering.
For information about admission to the Rutgers Business
School-Undergraduate, the School of Communication, Information and
Library Studies, and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and
Public Policy, see their sections in this catalog. All students
interested in applying to the undergraduate colleges of Rutgers also
may contact the Office of University Undergraduate Admissions. *
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, enrolls a diverse student
population. While preference is given to New Jersey residents,
qualified students from other states and countries are encouraged to
apply. The university is committed to the goal of equal educational
opportunity for all students; no candidate is denied admission because
of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age,
handicap or disability, veteran status, or national origin.
The primary emphasis in admissions is academic promise. All the
required material submitted by the applicant-application, transcripts,
test results-is reviewed carefully for evidence of promise. The
admissions staff reviews grades, trend in grades, cumulative
grade-point average, rank in class, strength of program (the number and
type of academic subjects, honors courses, advanced placement courses),
and standardized test scores.
Applicants are encouraged to
apply to more than one college at the university, but applicants should
verify that their intended program of study is offered by the
college(s) to which they apply. Because admission in any given year
depends upon the number of applicants and the number of available
spaces, every qualified applicant cannot be guaranteed admission to a
particular college. Also, admission to a college does not ensure
admission into any specific program within the college; however, every
effort is made to place admitted students in the programs of their
choice or to assist them in selecting suitable alternatives.
Admitted students are expected to complete satisfactorily any work in
progress with no significant decline in grades. An offer of admission
may be reevaluated in the event of a decline in grades, and a serious
decline can result in cancellation of admission.