Students Say

NJIT is certainly a crown jewel within New Jersey’s public university system. Indeed, armed with a great reputation, NJIT offers undergrads “quality academic programs” at an “affordable” price. Students here truly appreciate that they are surrounded by a “challenging, intellectual environment” that provides “plenty of advancement for high-achieving students.” Fully embracing its name, NJIT is definitely a “technology-centered school,” and students are quick to praise the strong engineering, math, and architecture programs. Undergrads do warn, “You must be dedicated and serious about learning, because a lot of the courses here are demanding.”

Overview

Applicants
4,216
Acceptance Rate
64%

Test Scores

SAT Reading
470 - 600
SAT Math
550 - 660
ACT Composite
-

Deadlines


Regular
March 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

From The School

There are two semesters and two summer sessions in the NJIT academic year, during which students may pursue degrees through both day and evening courses. Most day programs can be completed in four years of full-time study (including a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in architecture) and most evening programs can be completed in eight years of part-time study. The Bachelor of Architecture degree requires five years of full-time study, as do the programs that include cooperative education and curricula that lead to two undergraduate majors. lt;BRgt;lt;BRgt; The engineering technology program offers an opportunity for those who have an associate's degree, or its equivalent, in an appropriate field of technology to continue their studies at the Bachelor of Science level. lt;BRgt;lt;BRgt; In the engineering science program, a student may design his or her own major in consultation with an advisor, selecting from such contemporary areas as environmental science and materials science. Five options are available: accelerated BS/MD and BS/DMD degree programs offered jointly by NJIT and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, a joint BS/DDS degree program with New York University College of Dentistry, a BS/OD program with SUNY College of Optometry, and a new joint BS/MD degree program with St. George's University (Grenada) School of Medicine and St. Michael's Medical Center (Newark, N.J.), all administered by the NJIT Albert Dorman Honors College. lt;BRgt;lt;BRgt; For pre-law students, a new accelerated program is available through a joint BS/JD with Rutgers University-Newark School of Law, also administered by the NJIT Honors College.

Students Say

NJIT is certainly a crown jewel within New Jersey’s public university system. Indeed, armed with a great reputation, NJIT offers undergrads “quality academic programs” at an “affordable” price. Students here truly appreciate that they are surrounded by a “challenging, intellectual environment” that provides “plenty of advancement for high-achieving students.” Fully embracing its name, NJIT is definitely a “technology-centered school,” and students are quick to praise the strong engineering, math, and architecture programs. Undergrads do warn, “You must be dedicated and serious about learning, because a lot of the courses here are demanding.” Moreover, students here are decidedly mixed when it comes to opinions about their professors. Some undergrads complain, “Classes are very monotonous, as they are straight lectures [with] professors adhering very strongly to the textbook.” However, other students counter, “The professors hold their degrees because of their knowledge of the subject, not because of their teaching skills. Most of the learning comes from your own hard work, and the professors can be a great resource.” Many also appreciate that they are able to “bring real-world experience to class projects.” Further, a handful of undergrads assert, “Most professors are always willing to make time outside of classroom to talk or to explain things further”—and that’s certainly the hallmark of teachers who “are very helpful and want their students to succeed.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
671
with Terminal Degree
398

526
Men
173
Minority
145
Women

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
34%
Graduate in 5 years
83%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Thomas M. Myrick'84
NASA designer

Joseph A. D'Emidio'51
Inventor of water purification device

Ronald R. Van Note'56
Computer scientist and security specialist

John J. Mooney '60
Co-Inventor of the Automatic Catalytic Converter

Paul Sarlo '92
State Senate Leader

Joseph P. McCann '68
Wire & Cable Expert for US DOD(ret), patent for Waterproof Electrical Cable

Overview

From The School

For 2000 2001, the basic academic year expenses for in-state, full-time, undergraduate day students were $5,758 for tuition and approximately $900 for books and supplies. Out-of-state and international students paid $10,102 in tuition. Room and board averaged $7,050.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
66
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Jan 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$11,792

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,748

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,344

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$34,867

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
59%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$12,551

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$11,756
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$23,116
Required Fees
$2,218
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,900

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$3,000

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

From The School

NJIT's undergraduate student affairs are presided over by a Student Senate, which administers a wide range of programs through the Activities Council, the Publications Council, Class Councils, the Interclub Council, the Honor Societies Council, and the Professional Societies Council. Students coordinate various events for an interesting and diversified social calendar and participate with faculty and administrators in formulating university policy. lt;BRgt;lt;BRgt; Men compete at the varsity level in baseball, basketball, fencing, soccer, tennis, swimming, and volleyball. Intercollegiate sports for women are basketball, fencing, soccer, swimming, tennis, and volleyball. In 1997, NJIT athletics moved to NCAA Division II and in 2000 joined the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. Both the men's and women's basketball teams frequently qualify for conference playoffs.

Students Say

Undergrads at NJIT proudly self-identify as “nerds” and assert that the main attribute unifying the student body is “a determination to learn.” Perhaps even more important, undergrads are quick to call their peers “friendly” and suggest “students interact easily due to the closeness of majors and interests.” For example, “video games are a popular bonding activity here.” Of course, regardless of whether you are into tennis or Magic the Gathering, you can rest assured that “it’s not hard to fit in.” Indeed, as one pleased undergrad happily reveals, “You will find any type and every type of student here on this campus. Diversity is our forte.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
7,111
Out of State
9%

International
5%
Foreign Countries Represented
83

Demographics

22.56%
Asian
10.29%
African-American
15.83%
Hispanic
37.89%
Caucasian
4.31%
Unknown
4.90%
International

24% female
76% male
9% are out of state
78% are full time
22% are part time

Overview

From The School

NJIT is within walking distance of the Newark downtown area and nearby campuses, which, along with NJIT, comprise Newark's University Heights section. Students may take advantage of Newark's nationally ranked museum, library, Symphony Hall, and New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and may enjoy the city's burgeoning art and jazz scene. In addition, students have easy access to the vast cultural resources of the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. NJIT is located only 20 minutes from midtown and downtown Manhattan, and the city is easy to reach by bus, train, or car. A joint Rutgers/NJIT shuttle bus provides regular free commuting service to principal transportation centers.

Students Say

Undergrads at NJIT spend a good deal of their time hitting the books. As one student reveals (perhaps facetiously), “Fun on campus usually consists of group projects, homework, lab reports, and studying.” A fellow undergrad concurs simply stating, “Most people, including myself, eat, breathe, and live for their classes because of the time commitment to the material.” Of course, even these conscientious students need to kick back every now and again. Unfortunately, some undergrads grumble about the lack of options on campus: “Social events are actually nonexistent.” However, another group of students assure us, “There is always some sort of activity going on every day. [For example] we have countless comedy nights and cultural nights.” Additionally, while some question the safety of the surrounding area, others extol the virtues of NJIT’s location. As one content student shares, “The food in the Ironbound district of Newark is fantastic. Anyone who is anyone goes there either for the food or the lounges.” Moreover, “there are many bars close to the school, so they are generally a secondary option for most [students].” And, of course, NJIT undergrads love to take advantage of the school’s proximity to New York City “which is only [a fifteen-minute] Path ride away!”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
26%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
69
First-Year Students living on campus
43%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
99

Housing Options

Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
70
Number of Honor Societies
15

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
8

5% join a fraternity
3% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Highlanders)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Fencing
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Women's Sports (Highlanders)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Fencing
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Seton Hall University
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Green Rating
73

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
137

Average Number of PC's per Lab
15

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
Yes

Undergraduates that Own Computers
100%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell University

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Hope Burnett
Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
University Heights
Newark, NJ 07102

Phone
973-596-3309

Email
hope.e.burnett@njit.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Campus Center
Van Houten Library
Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center
Fenster Hall - Admissions
Student Mall

Most Popular Places Off Campus
NJ Performing Art Center
Newark Symphony Hall
Newark Museum
Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium
Dreyfuss Planetarium

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
http://www.njithighlanders.com/

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Very limited availability.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Subway stop on campus. 5 minute ride to main Newark train station and 5 minute train ride to airport. The train station includes Amtrak and NJ transit it is also a hub for greyhound buses and other bus companies. Taxis also available 24 hours at that train station.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Garden State Parkway (GSP): Take exit 145 to Route 280 East, then follow Route 280 East directions. New Jersey Turnpike: Take exit 15W to Route 280 West, then follow Route 280 West directions. Route 280 West: After drawbridge, take Exit 14B (Broad Street/MLK Blvd.). At bottom of exit ramp, make a left. Go one block to stop sign. Make a left on MLK Blvd. Go five lights to Warren Street. Make a right on Warren Street. Go two blocks to Colden Street. Make a left on Colden Street. Follow signs to NJIT Parking Deck. Route 280 East: Take Exit 13 (First Street/Newark). At light, make a right on First Street. Go three lights to W. Market Street. Make the soft left on W. Market Street. Go four lights to MLK Blvd. Make a left on MLK Blvd. Go one light to Warren Street. Make a left on Warren Street. Go two blocks to Colden Street. Make a left on Colden Street. Follow signs to NJIT Parking Deck. Route 1 & 9 North & South: Take exit marked Newark, Route 21 (McCarter Highway). Get in the right lane on the bridge and take the Broad St. exit. Go about 1 mile. Make a left on Court Street. Make a right at third light on MLK Blvd. Make a left at fifth light on Warren Street. Go two blocks to Colden Street. Make a left on Colden Street. Follow signs to NJIT Parking Deck. Route 78: Take Route 78 to the Garden State Parkway. Follow GSP directions. Route 22: Take Route 22 to Route 21 North. Follow directions for Route 21 North. Route 21 North: Get in the right lane on the bridge and take the Broad St. exit. Go about 1 mile. Make a left on Court Street. Make a right at third light on MLK Blvd. Make a left at fifth light on Warren Street. Go two blocks to Colden Street. Make a left on Colden Street. Follow signs to the NJIT Parking Deck. Route 21 South: From 21 South, turn right on Bridge Street shortly after passing beneath Route 280 overpass. Turn left on Broad Street. Go one block and turn right on Washington Place. Go one block and turn left on Halsey Street. Go one block and turn right on Central Avenue. Make the third left on MLK Blvd. At first light, turn right on Warren Street. Go two blocks to Colden Street. Make a left on Colden Street. Follow signs to NJIT Parking Deck. New York Thruway: Thruway to Exit 14A, Garden State Parkway. Follow GSP directions above. George Washington Bridge: NJ Turnpike South to Exit 15W. Follow Route 280 West directions above. Lincoln Tunnel: West on Route 3 to NJ Turnpike South to Exit 15W. Follow Route 280 West directions above. From Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island: Take Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (Interstate 278) and follow 278 across Staten Island. Cross Goethels Bridge. Follow signs to New Jersey Turnpike North then follow New Jersey Turnpike directions above.

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