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Academics

A Newark-based, mid-sized public research university, New Jersey Institute of Technology offers students a good return on investment through its focus on equipping students for life after college. Though NJIT is STEM-focused without a doubt, it offers more than fifty undergraduate degrees spanning from architecture to the visual arts, and "wonderful technology and research opportunities are readily available if you apply yourself." A little mental elbow grease is necessary as the curriculum here is notoriously difficult, and those who don't do the work will get "spit out." "Now in my fourth year there are so few people in my discipline that I recognize because so many people are weeded out," says one student. Luckily, there are great resources available to help students along, including a Counselling Center, Student Success Center, "laser cut room, print room, model shop, and woodshop."

Students agree that 'the quality of the professors varies from department to department" and though they are all "well-versed in their subjects" (100 percent hold the highest degree in their field), a language barrier sometimes comes into play. Classes are very good about "[incorporating] the topic of your major into the field" and "invoking a sense of logic with the application of our acquired skills and techniques." As many major-related classes are offered one semester only, registration "more closely resembles a less lethal version of the Hunger Games than enrollment in an academic institution." However, the upper staff "want to let you know that they are here to help" and make sure you've at least talked to them so their faces "aren't just a picture" on a website. Thanks to the highly-coveted skills NJIT students leave with, there is "fantastic job placement after graduation with a large (and growing) number of alumni in fields like engineering, medicine, [and] IT."

Student Body

As a tech school, NJIT is unique in the way that students are extremely nice and somewhat geeky, says one student. The school has an incredibly diverse campus with "[student] interests ranging from robotics, equestrian, theater, and more," and this diversity "is absolutely an asset and a privilege." "It is a very accepting campus, and students here acclimate quickly," says one happy undergrad. While the male-to-female ratio here is quite high, social gatherings with neighboring universities help even this out. In general, the student body is "nice…although often shy and reserved," but "as long as one is active it is seldom difficult to make friends." Sometimes students can be intimidated by their peers' work, but "it paints a picture of how skilled you can become if you work hard in your respective field."

Campus Life

NJIT students "have a lot of free time if they manage it correctly," although certain majors require more hours than others. This is a sort of hybrid commuter school, and students spend a lot of time studying on weekdays and tend to leave on weekends, either to head to New York City or to their hometowns. The Division 1 athletics are always a fun outing, and though it's taken some flack, Newark is actually "an amazing city with so much culture to it...filled with an immense [number] of restaurants and food stops that are insanely delicious." Many clubs and organizations exist on campus to enrich the student body, and "regardless of your interests, it will always be possible to find somewhere that a person can have fun." During the common hour (when no students have classes), people play on the green or in the game room, which has "pool, bowling, ping pong, or board games." Video games are also a huge pastime at NJIT: "It's what anchors us and helps us release stress."

Overview

Applicants
7,222
Acceptance Rate
59%
Average HS GPA
3.64

GPA Breakdown

36%
Over 3.75
22%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

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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

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
570 - 680
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
610 - 710

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 29

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

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
801
with Terminal Degree

629
Men
214
Minority
172
Women
22
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
25%
Graduate in 5 years
52%
Graduate in 6 years
61%

Majors

  • 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


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

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
25%
Graduate in 5 years
52%
Graduate in 6 years
61%

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

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$13,482

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$12,789

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,420

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
64%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$40,967

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

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$13,906
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$28,926
Required Fees
$2,992
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$2,600

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

On-Campus Room and Board
$13,300
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

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)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

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

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
8,211
Foreign Countries Represented
65

Demographics

22.30%
Asian
8.18%
African-American
21.43%
Hispanic
34.17%
Caucasian
5.98%
Unknown
4.70%
International

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

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
31%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
53%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

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

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


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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