Because so many students at the top universities have great ACT or SAT scores, I do recommend that students *consider* Subject Tests. You’ll only want to worry about them if you think that they can improve your testing portfolio. In the case of elite schools like Columbia, that means 750+ (or at least 700+). You can try tests from the Official Guide published by College Board. Fewer schools than ever are requiring the Subject Tests — especially with ACT scores. It would be a little challenging to fit them in (including preparing for them) as senior year starts and application season begins, so you may want to just sit tight with your ACT score.
Rutgers has one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States, attracting students from all 50 states and more than 160 countries. Rutgers students are smart, diverse, ambitious, and engaged with the world around them. Their hard work and academic achievements have been recognized with major national and international awards. Rutgers students have been named Rhodes Scholars, Fulbright Fellows, Gates Cambridge Scholars, Churchill Scholars, Goldwater Scholars, Clarendon Scholars, Truman Scholars, Woodrow Wilson Scholars, and Udall Scholars.