Rutgers is the third most competitive school in New Jersey in terms of undergraduate admissions, after Princeton and TCNJ. However, difficulty varies by program, with Pharmacy generally considered the hardest to get in. The application is online, and allows students to apply to up to three schools within Rutgers. An essay is recommended, but not mandatory unless applying for scholarships. Admitted students are generally in the top 20% of their class. The middle %50 have SAT scores of 520-630 for critical reading and 550-670 for math.