From the School

A strong commitment to discovery, collaboration and mentorship drive the academic culture at Stevens Institute of Technology, known as The Innovation University. Stevens has built upon a legacy of technological innovation since 1870. Students and faculty collaborate in an interdisciplinary, student-centric, entrepreneurial environment to leverage technology to confront global challenges. Exceptional opportunities for internships, undergraduate research and cooperative education give students the experience and connections to engage in high level intellectual and practical pursuits that prepare students for their futures.

Students choose from more than 30 undergraduate majors in Business, Humanities, Arts, Computer Science, Engineering and the Sciences; many students double major or choose to pursue both bachelor's and master's degrees. Most programs of study culminate in a capstone project often undertaken in collaboration with students from other disciplines, supported and mentored by faculty, and sponsored by industry partners. Graduates are highly skilled in creating solutions at the intersections of disciplines and can lead in today's complex, cross-functional and highly technical environments, and have always fared exceptionally well in career and graduate school placement. Stevens is the nation's fastest-rising college and is consistently ranked among the nation's elite for ROI for students, career services, and mid-career salaries of alumni.

Stevens' 2,549 undergraduate students come from more than 40 states and 28 countries, creating a diverse, dynamic environment. Stevens also boasts an outstanding campus life students will find more than 75 student clubs and organizations and 26 NCAA Division III athletics teams.

Overview

Applicants
3,239
Acceptance Rate
47%
Average HS GPA
3.83

GPA Breakdown

56%
Over 3.75
23%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
6%
3.00 - 3.24
4%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
560 - 640
SAT Math
620 - 700
ACT Composite
25 - 30

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 15

Early Decision II
January 15

Regular
February 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Interview
Extracurricular Activities
Character / Personal Qualities
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Overall

From The School

In addition to its outstanding major and degree programs, Stevens offers unique and challenging educational opportunities that foster innovation and lead students to success. Research projects and summer internships are available for all major fields of study. With a strong emphasis on hands-on, experiential learning, Stevens students are afforded many opportunities to work on sophisticated projects typically reserved for graduate students at other universities.

The Cooperative Education (co-op) program is also distinctive. Co-op students alternate semesters of on-campus study with semesters of paid, professional work experience. A significant number of Stevens undergraduate students, 35 percent, elects to participate in co-op education, and the benefits are excellent. Co-op students graduate with a competitive edge in the job market, having gained a higher level of confidence through development of significant workplace skills.

The Stevens Scholars Program allows exceptional students to participate in honor seminars and summer research. Many take advantage of the option to accelerate their course work and graduate with a bachelor's and master's degree in four years at no additional cost.

Unique to Stevens is its Engineering Design Spine, an eight-course sequence of hands-on design courses that begins in students' freshman year and is closely linked to their engineering and science classes. It culminates in a capstone senior project showcased at the annual Stevens Innovation Expo. The Expo is one of many programs aimed at promoting entrepreneurial thinking at Stevens. In addition to the design project showcase, student inventors present their technologies in a fast-paced and exciting venture-style competition called the Pitch Olympics, where students propose business ideas for their new technologies to a panel of five experts, who evaluate and award the most viable projects with that have the greatest potential for market realization.

Stevens Technical Enrichment Program (STEP) helps broaden the access of minority and economically disadvantaged students to careers in engineering, science, and technology through pre-college and in-college programs and support services.

Students Say

Distinguished by its “prestigious engineering history and its proximity to NYC,” Stevens is a “technical school” that has a “reputation with employers.” Students at the prestigious research university get “the opportunity to get to know professors and career development personnel,” and Stevens’ “engineering program is unique in the design core in that you start general engineering labs first semester,” providing a hands-on engineering experience right from the start. In addition to location, reputation, and “close-knit community,” Stevens “has great facilities for tech students,” its “smaller student body allows for a more student centered curriculum in all fields of study, and academic success is awarded with generous scholarships.” “Many professors are there to help you” outside of class, if you need it, though the prevalence of international lecturers may “require a strong background in understanding accents.” Particularly in engineering, where “the course load is hard” and “great research opportunities” are within reach, faculty members have “an impressive amount” of “real world experience and know how to cater classes to that.” “Stevens has a heavy workload but a high reward if you survive” in that “students choose Stevens to graduate with a job waiting for them.” The administration, which students praise as “innovative and inventive,” is “always approaching its students on how to improve its facilities and its academic curriculum.” The paradigmatic Stevens academic experience is “about working harder than you ever have before in class, experiencing the city during the weekends, and building great networking relationships with professors, fellow students, and companies.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
7:1
Total Faculty
438
with Terminal Degree

356
Men
92
Minority
82
Women

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
40%
Graduate in 5 years
95%
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


Fredrick Reines
Nobel Prize Winner

Alexander Calder
Sculptor

Charles Stewart Mott
Co-Founder, General Motors

Henry Gantt
Father of Project Management

Alfred W. Fielding
Inventor of Bubble Wrap

Richard Reeves
Presidental Author

Lawrence Babbio
Vice Chair and President, Verizon Communications

Overview

From The School

Stevens tuition and fees for 2013-2014 are $44,666. Room and board total $14,214 (typical on-campus, double occupancy/typical meal plan; other plans vary). Student fees consist of a student activity fee, lab fees, technology fee, and freshman orientation fee.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
73
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 30

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$16,432

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$13,570

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,644

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$35,319

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$27,115

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$42,920
Required Fees
$1,746
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$950

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

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

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

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
State Loans

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

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

From The School

Stevens' 75+ student clubs and organizations include sororities and fraternities, performing arts and athletic groups, student government, ethnic organizations, professional societies, and more. The Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, Engineers Without Borders, and Habitat for Humanity are service-oriented groups with active student engagement. Campus traditions like Boken and TechFest (campus-wide festivals), the Unity Show, and Midnight Breakfast during finals study periods are among students' favorites.

The Schaefer Athletic and Recreation Center features a NCAA competition-size pool with Jacuzzi, four-court basketball gymnasium, racquetball courts, and a fitness center. DeBaun Field has been surfaced in a state-ofthe-art, durable, year-round playing surface for varsity and intramural competition. Walker Gym has an elevated indoor track plus a weightlifting facility and dance studios. There are also six outdoor tennis courts with spectacular Manhattan skyline views and a sand volleyball court.

Stevens competes in NCAA Division III sports. For men: baseball, basketball, cross-country, fencing, golf, indoor/outdoor track and field, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball and wrestling. For women: basketball, cross-country, equestrian, fencing, field hockey, indoor/outdoor track and field, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, softball and volleyball. Students may also join a club team or play intramural sports, take health and wellness or fitness classes, or participate in outdoor adventure trips.

Students Say

Stevens undergrads “are nerds at heart, but they can still interact very will with others” and “students usually find their place.” Lest one perceive that the school is comprised entirely of engineering geeks, many students are quick to point out that this is hardly the case: “There’s a range of different type of students ranging from athletes to hardcore gamers.” Some say that participation in Greek life signifies how social you intend to be: “There are two main groups of people on campus who don’t mingle much: those students who are in Greek Life and those who are not.” Undergrads see themselves as “very polite, hard working and approachable,” as well as “devoted to academic success” and “intelligent and eager to learn.” Despite the prevalence of “stereotypical nerds, dorks, geeks, and brainiacs,” and the fact that “students expect to work hard here,” “we all get along well despite our obvious social shortcomings.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,369
Out of State
40%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
40

Demographics

27% female
73% male
40% are out of state
100% are full time
0% are part time

Overview

From The School

Stevens is located in one of the most exciting, cosmopolitan towns in the United States. Hoboken, New Jersey, is a quaint one-mile-square city with old Victorian brownstones and tree-lined streets dotted with great restaurants and trendy shops. Located on Castle Point, a high bank on the majestic Hudson River, the 55-acre campus is home to stretches of deep green lawns, majestic elm and maple trees, and historic classroom buildings. With Manhattan directly across the river, from every point on the Stevens campus, the New York City skyline is breathtaking and appears within reach. This unique location offers more than a great view. The heart of NYC is a mere 10-minute commute away. Stevens students take advantage of being just minutes away from top companies with exciting internships, career placements, and industry partners as well as unlimited cultural experiences and events throughout the year. Stevens students enjoy a safe and dynamic living environment. Ninety percent of Stevens undergraduate students live on campus, and housing is guaranteed for undergraduates for four years. There are six on-campus resident halls in addition to various onand off-campus apartments for upperclassmen. Sixteen fraternities and sororities have chapters on campus and most maintain houses where members may live. Stevens also features "affinity housing" in Hammond Hall for students interested in community service and civic engagement, as well as women's special interest housing in the Lore-El Center. The dining program features late night hours to meet students' busy schedules, and many establishments in Hoboken also accept Stevens' Duck Bills, reloadable on students' ID cards.

Students Say

“Class time is nerdy but nightlife is great,” Stevens undergrads report, with equal regard for the many “things to do in Hoboken and New York City.” “Because we work so hard with our classes, we also play hard on the weekends or other nights when we finally have a break.” A visible but not overwhelming Greek presence facilitates consistent “frat parties,” and other social events crop up “to relax during the week and over the weekend,” but at least on campus, “people generally study and work during the week,” and “many of these are low-key events as opposed to your typical college parties.” Lots of students prefer to socialize off campus, taking in the “fabulously exciting island of Manhattan” or frequenting the many “bars, boutiques, or eateries” in up-and-coming “Hoboken, one if the best college towns in the nation.” Nerds will find plenty of opportunities for “video games with friends” who would “never miss an ‘Epic LAN’ party,” but while “this isn’t Rutgers,” “someone who thinks of Stevens as nothing more than a nerdy tech school would be surprised.” One student sums it up thus: “People think of me as career oriented during the week and relaxed during the weekend.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
85%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
86
First-Year Students living on campus
92%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
97

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Frat Sorority

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
120
Number of Honor Societies
12

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
6

19% join a fraternity
20% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Ducks)
13 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Fencing
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Ducks)
14 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Equestrian Sports
Fencing
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Seton Hall Univ.
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: NJIT

Sustainability

Green Rating
62

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
95

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
8

Average Number of PC's per Lab
208

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

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
Yes

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
Yes

Undergraduates that Own Computers
100%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
The Mobile Computing Program at Stevens includes hardware (notebook computer), software (that meets requirements for undergraduate classes), and a color inkjet printer. The notebook and printer is provided to the students and is given to the student upon graduation. The notebook has a four-year warranty and accidental damage protection. All repairs are handled on-campus by the Computer Service Center.

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
Maia Hadidi
Admissions Coordinator

Address
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1 Castle Point on Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Phone
800-458-5323

Email
admissions@stevens.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Schaefer Athletic Center
DeBaun Auditorium
Castle Point, overlooking Manhattan
Babbio Center
Pierce Dinning Hall with a NYC view
The 55 acre campus is located on a bluff overlooking the NYC skyline. The park like campus features a combination of traditional brick buildings with modern state-of-the-art design in our new facilities. The campus is situated between two city parks and is part of an upscale neighborhood. The campus is safe and is open to the public.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
New York City
Downtown Hoboken
Liberty Science Center
Statue of Liberty
The New Meadowland Stadium
The campus is located in Hoboken with major mass transportation within a short walk of campus. Water Ferries and the PATH train takes you to NYC in a matter of minutes and the NJ transit trains provide access to most of New Jersey including the Jersey shore.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 11-4 Monday - Friday, Saturdays in fall and winter
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
June-August, 10am and 2 pm

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@stevens.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
2 days/ 2 nights

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxi available to campus from Lackawanna train station, Hoboken. Local buses and trains to Penn Station, New York, all points in New Jersey as well as all Amtrak destinations. PATH trains to and from New York City. Newark, JFK, and Laguardia airports.

Driving Instructions to Campus
http://www.stevens.edu/main/maps/driving_directions.html

Local Accommodations
Local hotel information available at: http://www.stevens.edu/main/maps/hotels.shtml
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Key Stats

3,239
Applicants
2,369
Size
47%
Acceptance Rate
1260
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists