From The School

All applicants for admission to programs leading to the bachelor's degree are required to complete 16 high school units in a college-preparatory program. This work must include 4 units of English and 2 units of laboratory science. Applicants for engineering, engineering science, or computer science are encouraged to take physics and chemistry as their laboratory sciences. Applicants for the program in architecture are encouraged to take biology and physics as their laboratory sciences. Mathematics requirements vary, depending on the bachelor's degree the applicant plans to pursue. Engineering, engineering science, computer science, statistics and actuarial science, applied chemistry, and architecture require 4 units of mathematics, including trigonometry. The SAT I or the ACT is required of all freshman applicants (the SAT is preferred) and the SAT II: Subject Test in Mathematics (Level I or II) is required of applicants to the Honors College. Transfer agreements exist with virtually every two-year college in the state. Master's and doctorate degrees are offered through graduate programs. lt;BRgt;lt;BRgt; NJIT does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, handicap, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, or employment. NJIT's facilities are accessible to the disabled. lt;BRgt;lt;BRgt; Applicants must submit a completed NJIT Undergraduate Admissions Form together with a nonrefundable application fee of $35 and an official transcript of secondary school work. Freshman applications should be received no later than April 1 for the fall semester and November 15 for the spring semester. lt;BRgt;lt;BRgt; The "Early Decision" option exists for students who know NJIT is their first choice. Early Decision applications that meet all the above requirements must be submitted by December 1; the university will render a decision before December 31. Early Decision applicants must submit their tuition deposits by February 15. Transfer students should submit applications by June 1 for the fall semester and by November 1 for the spring semester. Applications may be submitted electronically via NJIT's World Wide Web homepage. Notification of acceptance is made on a rolling admissions basis. lt;BRgt;lt;BRgt; All application requests, catalog requests, and questions should be directed to: lt;BRgt;lt;BRgt; University Admissions--New Jersey Institute of Technology University Heights Newark, NJ 07102-1982 Telephone: 973-596-3300 800-925-NJIT (toll free) Fax: 973-596-3461 Email: admissions@njit.edu World Wide Web: www.njit.edu


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
590 - 680
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
500 - 620
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 29

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted


March 1

Other Admission Factors


Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


From The School

Academic Programs

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.

Majors and Degrees Offered

NJIT is a public research university that awards bachelor's degrees in applied mathematics; applied physics; architecture; biology; biomedical engineering; chemical engineering; chemistry; civil engineering; computer engineering; computer science; electrical engineering; engineering science (materials science and engineering, pre-optometry, pre-medicine, and pre-dentistry); engineering technology (transfers only; concentrations in computer technology, construction engineering, construction management, electrical and computer engineering, manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineering, and surveying engineering); environmental engineering; environmental science; geoscience engineering; history; industrial engineering; information systems; information technology management; mechanical engineering; nursing; professional and technical communication; science, technology, and society (interdisciplinary course work in humanities, social and natural sciences, and engineering or architecture); and statistics and actuarial science.

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architecture

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

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

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • 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, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences,Other
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology

  • Engineering

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Geological/Geophysical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Engineering Technology, General
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, 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

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Interior Design

Students Say

A well-respected school within the state's public university system, New Jersey Institute of Technology is "all about putting your best work forward so that you can achieve what you want in life after graduation." As "an affordable tech school with many good returns in the future," NJIT is "a place where opportunities are widely available and where you can stand out, as long as you work hard." Students agree that course loads are heavy across the board, regardless of academic department. "The work load is very rigorous" and "everyone studies all the time." The engineering, architecture, and computer science departments earn high praise, with one student proclaiming that NJIT "produces the most useful engineers on the planet." The professors earn mixed reviews, with some undergrads noting that "many of the professors...are hired for their research skills and not for their teaching" and that while their professors are "very educated," some "have difficulty explaining [material] to students." Others students counter that their "professors are experts in their field. They give insightful tips on how to solve certain problems based on experience," and they are "very accessible out of class." "NJIT is all about STEM" and "is on the cutting edge of science and technology as well as research."


Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


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

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes


From The School

Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

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.

Financial Aid

Many NJIT students receive some financial aid, which is awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit. Honors College scholars receive at least one-half tuition scholarship awards. Exceptionally well-prepared students may be eligible for additional scholarships and partial room grants. The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is available for educationally and financially disadvantaged students--regardless of their race, color, or creed--whose academic records may not adequately reflect their capabilities. Cooperative education at NJIT involves both academic credit and salary (an average of $20,000 for two professional experiences in 2000) for professional job placements in business and industry related to the student's area of study. The placements alternate or are concurrent with course work and are available as an option for the bachelor's degree and for the joint BS/MS Co-op Honors Program. Applications for financial aid should be submitted by March 15 for the fall semester. Information and applications may be obtained by writing to the Office of Financial Aid. Inquiries concerning the Honors College should be sent to its director.


Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 15

Required Forms


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
Tuition (Out-of-State)
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

Scholarships and Grants


Gates Millenium, Verizon, Hispanic Scholarship Fund
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

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)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


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.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented



25% female
75% male
3% are out of state
75% are full time
25% are part time

Students Say

With its "diverse, inquisitive, and talented" student body, NJIT is full of "[hardworking] students who strive to make changes to make the school better each year." Students say that they are "all here to learn and succeed" and when groups of friends hang out, "[half] the time these groups are playing multiplayer games on their computers, trying to relax. The other half of the time they can be found studying together for an exam they have in common." Some students complain that, "There [are] not enough choices for entertainment" while others say that "if I want relax [I] just bring my laptop." The soccer field is a popular place to play sports and if "you have some free time people go to the gym or to the green and hang out, there is usually an event going on in the midcampus." But whether it's a complicated engineering project or a marathon video game session, NJIT students proudly proclaim "We do it with passion!"


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.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

NJIT's extensive and powerful computing facilities support academic study, research, and administrative functions. The Newark campus' ATM network backbone connects more than, 4,600 nodes in classrooms, laboratories, residence halls, faculty and staff offices, the library, student organization offices, and others. Mobile computer users have Internet access in the student pub, lounges, group study areas, and many other locations across the campus. The network provides access to a wealth of shared information services. Some of these include high-end computer servers providing CPU "horsepower" for simulation and computational research, disk arrays for storage of large data sets, communication servers for electronic mail and document exchange, databases, digital journal subscriptions, and a virtual "Help Desk." Access points are not limited to just the Newark and Mount Laurel campuses. A virtual private network combined with Internet access, plus a large ISDN modem bank, extend campus information resources to faculty, staff, and students who may be working at home, at work, at any of the university's many extension sites, or across the globe. lt;BRgt;lt;BRgt; The university's Robert W. Van Houten Library offers modern facilities for study, research, and browsing. An electronic catalog provides local and remote access to its collection of approximately 110,000 books and 3,000 journal subscriptions. Electronic literature search is available online and in CD-ROM formats. In addition, students may supplement NJIT library resources by borrowing materials from the Newark Public Library and the libraries of Rutgers University--Newark Campus, the University of Medicine and Dentistry, and all state colleges in New Jersey. Interlibrary loan arrangements with more distant institutions are also available.

Off-Campus Opportunities

NJIT cooperates with neighboring Rutgers University and Essex County College in cross-college enrollment programs. Nine degree programs are offered at NJIT's branch campus in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, which is a joint enterprise of NJIT and Burlington County College. Undergraduate and graduate programs or courses are also offered in other regions of the state.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Dorms Coed

Students Say

With its "very dedicated students" who "take their work seriously," it can sometimes seem like there's little time for fun at NJIT. There is also a visible commuter population, "making weekends very empty," as one student puts it. But even students who "are constantly studying" need a break, and luckily "there are always campus events." For those who want to venture a little farther, "New York is a 15-minute train ride away." Students are mixed on the school's Newark location, with some reporting that "NJIT isn't in the best area," though the campus feels safe because "not only do we have police, but also [security] guards that are stationed all over campus." Video games are popular and students flock to a dedicated game room to engage in friendly competitions. Says one computer science major, "Video games are what most people use to [socialize], but at the end of the day, most of the time is spent studying." Greek life is a small presence on campus, though with NJIT's roughly 8:2 men to women ratio, Greek events "tend to be sausage fests. The girls there are generally from other colleges and universities in the area."

Special Needs Admissions

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations


Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Highlanders)
11 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Highlanders)
10 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

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


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

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Undergraduates that Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

Dell University

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

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

Campus Visits Contact

Hope Burnett
Visit Coordinator

Office of Admissions
University Heights
Newark, NJ 07102



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

Information Sessions


Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

Contact Admissions Office

Very limited availability.


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.

Local Accommodations
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