See what students say:

Academics

New Jersey Institute of Technology provides students with the opportunity to receive a stellar education at an affordable price point. This is especially true considering the college “is incredibly generous with its scholarship money.” Undergrads also benefit from “strong academic programs,” with lots of individuals emphasizing that for computer science and IT, it is not only “one of the best in the country,” but “unique because everyone who graduates from NJIT is technologically literate.” This is, perhaps, the result of an all-in approach to certain skills: “Everyone is required to take computing classes, and apply programming skills in their math and science classes.” To further prepare students, “the school stresses the importance of teamwork in the field” by introducing a lot of team projects, covering “a great portion of real-world problems,” and offering “a vast amount of research opportunities” no matter your major. Some students feel that classes can be “unnecessarily difficult” and that despite being “clearly very knowledgeable,” certain instructors have a “lack of compassion” wherein they “just expect students to be able to understand.” Others, however, suggest that this is just a matter of motivation, and describe being greeted by professors who are “very eager to give help to students that are not afraid to go and ask.”

Student Body

NJIT undergrads pride themselves on the being “very focused” and “the most hardworking” individuals. For instance, there’s a high commuter population, and on top of that, many “have part-time or even full-time jobs.” Cars aside, students are “driven to succeed,” a status that some attribute to the decent percentage of “first-generation college students or firstgeneration Americans.” Be aware, though, that students note that “the school is very diverse racially, but the overwhelming majority of students are male.” And while NJIT has its fair share of athletes who are “friendly to everyone,” there is a bit of a divide between their sports cohorts and the students who have “nerd-like interests in video games and other technological hobbies.” Some also assert that the “polytechnic” focus attracts a handful of “very introverted” students who have “little desire for any social activities.” The vast majority of peers, however, are described as “very warm and welcoming no matter where you go.” Moreover, they’re certainly “extroverted when it comes to helping . . . the entire student body excel.”

Campus Life

NJIT features an extremely studious student body, and accordingly, you’ll find students hitting the books and working after hours in academic clubs. One student describes creating “a concrete canoe for competition against other schools” in the civil engineering club, while another notes that the solar car race team works to “build and design a car that runs on solar energy.” If those pursuits don’t sound relaxing to you, note that “many student organizations hold fun events like Puppy Therapy, Movie Nights, and Cookie Decorating throughout the week.” Students can also be found taking advantage of the “open gym times for basketball, tennis, and volleyball,” or participating in “religious groups as well as art and musical organizations.” There’s even a popular pub in the campus center that hosts events like karaoke night and casino night which provide “fun with awesome rewards such as tickets, T-shirts and a Nintendo Switch.” And of course, students who want to take things at their own, unscheduled pace can simply enjoy the scenery (“The college has some great spaces where you can be alone”) or amenities like “nice facilities for recreation after classes, and the Makerspace is a big thing here.”

Overview

Applicants
8,201
Acceptance Rate
73%
Average HS GPA
3.60

GPA Breakdown

15%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
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 Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
24 - 31

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — November 15

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
16:1
Total Faculty
878
with Terminal Degree
428

661
Men
242
Minority
217
Women
55
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.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Biophysics.

  • 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/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)
$64,600

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$121,300

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$65,600

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$128,900

Percent High Job Meaning
75%

Percent STEM
52%


Students Say

Career Development Services arranges biannual job fairs that draw hundreds of employers and recruiters to campus, while also providing résumé open houses, practice interviews, and career preparation workshops. In general, there are “myriad networking opportunities as well as tools that are free to the student body,” and “many opportunities for finding careers and career-oriented skills,” including a database of over 26,000 available jobs. One student describes, “You can get certified in many different skills and the school puts an emphasis on internships and the job-hunting process.” For further support, “the school is very well known to companies,” which means it has “superb connections with industry, especially in engineering and technology” and even “the teachers … help students land jobs and opportunities.”

Dates

Application Deadlines
Apr 15
Notification Date
Nov 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$13,945

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$11,925

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,577

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
58%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$38,718

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$15,399

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$14,448
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$30,160
Required Fees
$3,226
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
$13,900
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

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)
College/university loans from institutional funds
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
8,794
Foreign Countries Represented
93

Demographics

22.91%
Asian
8.53%
African-American
21.86%
Hispanic
34.05%
Caucasian
3.33%
Unknown
5.81%
International

25% female
75% male
4% are out of state
78% are full time
22% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
23%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
48%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority

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
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
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
5% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

4% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Highlanders)
13 Sports

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

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
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 at cooperating institutions: Seton Hall University
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

79/99

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
Ironbound District
Newark Museum of Art and Dreyfuss Planetarium
Downtown Shopping District
Prudential Center
NJIT is located at the center of transportation hub. New York is 20 minutes by train. Newark Liberty International Airport is 10 minutes away.

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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