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Academics

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) located in Newark is a school that’s bursting with “opportunities.” Its relatively “small” size guarantees that undergrads “aren’t just one in a million.” And “any student can have an impact and leave their mark here.” Additionally, with access to an “amazing” STEM program, NJIT is a stellar choice for students interested in engineering and the sciences. Plus it has a very “reasonable” price tag. Undergrads here value that their courses provide “hands on experience [that prepare] you for real world situations.” They also rush to mention that it’s fairly easy to get involved in “research.” Certainly, the classes here are “challenging.” But students are quick to sing the praises of their “brilliant” professors who are “knowledgeable and experienced in their respective fields.” A decent percentage know how to “make the class both informative and enjoyable for everyone.” Nevertheless, some students do complain that, with some instructors, “it often feels like their research is more important than their actual lecture classes.” Others object countering that in their experiences, NJIT professors “welcome questions in class and [make themselves] accessible during their office hours outside the class, so we students have the full academic support to study well.”

Student Body

Undergrads at NJIT proudly proclaim that their school consistently nets “the highest caliber students.” These “hard working” individuals are all “dedicated to their future” and extremely “driven.” As one student explains, “Everyone is very career-oriented. Students do their best to prepare for the real world and gain skills they can use in their job.” Perhaps more importantly, students here also tend to be “very open-minded and welcoming.” As one appreciative undergrad adds “everyone is very willing to help out a fellow student.” Additionally, the university does a fantastic job of accepting a range of “nationalities, personalities, and religions.” Or, as another student so eloquently states, “The majority of people are nerds, but very diverse nerds.” Though some people do grumble that it’s “a majority male school with like a one to three female to male ratio.” Most students, regardless of gender, are “very involved in research and on campus in general.” And as another insightful individual shares, “It is a tech school so it’s not uncommon to find people really passionate about cool things happening in the science fields.” All in all, students at NJIT “make the best of their time here and have the experience to do well in the real world.”

Campus Life

Given the heavy workload at NJIT, “most students spend their days studying.” Of course, if they need a break, there are plenty of activities to enjoy. For example, a number of undergrads “here [participate in] athletics, so they spend a lot of their [free] time in the gym [or at practice].” Gaming is also a rather popular pastime and you’ll find many students “on their computer all day playing League of Legends or Hearthstone.” Moreover, NJIT sponsors various events like “concerts or talent shows.” And there “are many clubs as well,” though a good number seem to revolve around “building cars [or] robots” and activities of that ilk. However, if you’re searching for a break from all that engineering and science, “there’s a student senate and newspaper too.” Although NJIT’s campus is increasingly residential, there are some individuals who caution that because NJIT “is mainly a commuter school, often students only attend class and go home.” Of course, others claim you can find many a commuter using “campus facilities like the Library or Campus Center to rest and socialize in between classes.” Many undergrads also love to take advantage of NJIT’s proximity to New York City.

Overview

Applicants
8,123
Acceptance Rate
64%
Average HS GPA
3.59

GPA Breakdown

42%
Over 3.75
21%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
580 - 670
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
610 - 710
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
25 - 30

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — November 11

Regular — March 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
785
with Terminal Degree

603
Men
250
Minority
182
Women
42
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
29%
Graduate in 5 years
58%
Graduate in 6 years
65%

Majors

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES.

  • Architecture and Related Services, Other.
  • Architecture.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Bioinformatics.
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Biophysics.
  • Biostatistics.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.

  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, Other.
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer Science.
  • Information Science/Studies.
  • Information Technology.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Engineering Technology, General.
  • Engineering-Related Technologies, Other.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Computer Software Engineering.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General.
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
  • Industrial Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Science, Technology and Society.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.
  • Physics, Other.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Interior Design.
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
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

Notable Faculty


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

Marjorie Perry ?05
President and CEO of MZM Construction and Management

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
29%
Graduate in 5 years
58%
Graduate in 6 years
65%

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

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$62,800

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$121,100

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$64,100

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$125,900

Percent High Job Meaning
52%

Percent STEM
75%


Students Say

A big selling point of NJIT is “the prestige of it and how many companies love NJIT students: it is “a magical place to learn engineering.” Many of the faculty have worked at Bell Labs and other nearby research think tanks and “have supreme hands-on engineering experience” and connections. The Career Development Services Office makes sure students are prepared via workshops, practice interviews, and two career fairs (and preparatory sessions), and are very good at providing students with job experience. “There are a lot of connections with companies that will give students internships and full-time positions,” says one. Essentially, “if you make it through the academic program you will get a job.” Of all of the New Jersey Institute of Technology alumni visiting PayScale.com, 52 percent report that their jobs make the world a better place.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Nov 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$12,574

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$11,148

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,786

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
59%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$42,099

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$14,576

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$14,174
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$29,586
Required Fees
$3,164
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$2,900

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$3,300

On-Campus Room and Board
$13,600
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Donor-sponsored scholarships
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
State Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
8,532
Foreign Countries Represented
90

Demographics

23.09%
Asian
7.95%
African-American
21.84%
Hispanic
34.36%
Caucasian
3.99%
Unknown
5.28%
International

25% female
75% male
4% are out of state
80% are full time
20% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
24%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
51%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Accessibility Resources and Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Chantonette Lyles

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
2

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
91
Number of Honor Societies
9

Number of Social Sororities
6
Number of Religious Organizations
8

5% join a fraternity
2% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

4% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Highlanders)
12 Sports

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

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

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability


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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell University

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Stephen Eck
Executive Director of University Admissions

Address
Office of University Admissions
University Heights
Newark, NJ 07102

Phone
973-596-3300

Email
admissions@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: 2 (11am and 2pm sessions)
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

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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