The academic standing of Rutgers' incoming classes
continues to improve. In 1996, first-year students had a mean
math re-centered SAT score of 598. The average verbal re-centered
SAT score in Fall 1996 was 576. The combined math and verbal
SAT scores for first-year Rutgers students in Fall 1996 (1174)
was 171 points higher than the New Jersey average and 161 points
higher than the national average.
Students Continue to Improve
Comparison of Combined
Re-Centered SAT Scores
The guidelines of the Accountability
and Excellence Report require the inclusion of special admits
in SAT calculations. The total combined re-centered SAT score
for the Fall 1996 cohort including regular and special admits
was 1139, with a math re-centered SAT score of 580 and a verbal
re-centered SAT score of 559.