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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.”

Contact & Visit

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.

Local Accommodations
Eleven80 Rental Residences 1180 Raymond Boulevard, Newark, NJ 07102 Phone: 973.824.1180 Colonnade Apartments 25 Clifton Ave # D1801 Newark, NJ 07104-1854 Phone: (973) 482-0536 Pavilion Apartments 108 - 162 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Newark, New Jersey 07104 Phone: 866-218-4050 Hilton Newark Gateway Gateway Center- Raymond Boulevard, Newark, NJ 07102-5107 Robert Treat Hotel 50 Park Place, Newark, NJ 07102 Comfort Suites Newark 1348 Mccarter Hwy, Newark, NJ 07102 Best Western Newark Airport West 101 International Way, Newark, NJ 07114 Newark-Days Inn Airport 450 Us Route 1 South, Newark, NJ 07114 Marriott Newark Airport Newark International Airport, Newark, NJ 07114 Wyndham Garden Hotel - Newark Airport 550 Route 1 South, Newark, NJ 7114 Fairfield Inn And Suites By Marriott Newark Airport 660 Routes 1 And 9 North, Newark, NJ 07114 Courtyard By Marriott Newark Airport Routes 1 And 9 South At Route 78, Newark, NJ 07114 Howard Johnson Hotel 50 Port Street, Newark, NJ 07114 Sheraton Newark Airport Hotel 128 Frontage Road, Newark, NJ 07114 Springhill Suites By Marriott Newark Liberty International Airport 652 Haynes Ave., Routes 1 And 9 South, Newark, NJ 07114 Holiday Inn Newark-Int'L-Airport-North,Nj 160 Frontage Rd., Newark, NJ 07114

Admissions

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







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