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Academics

At the New Jersey Institute of Technology, students are “learning on an ivy league level,” getting “practical career-focused education” at “a fairly affordable price.” Known for their “very rigorous” general education requirements, “particularly [in] math,” NJIT specializes in STEM, engineering, and architecture programs. Undergrads should be prepared to put the time in, as “their programs are increasingly difficult and challenging,” but these efforts pay off, as “everything [students] learn is applied and tangible.” Most majors allow soon-to-be graduates to put their academics into practice with a senior capstone, “where students are connected to companies or professors and given the opportunity to apply their skills over the course of a semester or a whole year.” The architecture program, which focuses on innovation and research, encourages “using and learning new programs to portray ideas...trying new apps, sites, or methods of doing your work.” It is “one of a select few colleges where students can get an architecture license in New Jersey,” and rounds their program out with site visits and a “Makerspace” facility “dedicated to student projects and research.” Given the innovative approach to education, it’s no wonder many feel like NJIT is setting them up to be “the best they can be.”

Student Body

The New Jersey Institute of Technology harbors an “extremely diverse student body” which is “unified by their focus on finding professional success after graduation.” Although “predominantly male,” NJIT remains “ethnically and culturally diverse” with “many international students as well as a wide variety of people with different interests, hobbies, majors, and backgrounds” and “many coming as first-generation college students.” As “a very competitive group of people,” it comes as no surprise that “most students are academically oriented.” However, this doesn’t mean that undergrads don’t get along. “My peers have always been nice, funny, and cool,” one student writes. “The student body at NJIT are some of the brightest inquisitive minds I’ve ever come across,” says another. “Everyone is either engrossed in research, club teams, or studying diligently...the students here genuinely want to make a difference in the world.” Although “the majority are commuters” this continually inventive student body has no trouble connecting with each other. “The norm is for students to connect through social media apps for support through classes.” With the rest of the student body often just a text away, one student says, “I have never felt alone in any of my course[s].”

Campus Life

“Most if not all of the student body is actively involved in some type of club, research, or studying. It is an academically brilliant campus and even the extracurriculars reflect that.” At NJIT, “there are an abundance of clubs and research opportunities to apply what you’ve learned, so everything comes around full-circle.” Particularly popular are “major related clubs that allow us to branch and do more hands-on learning and experience the field in [the] real world.” Many students also share “standard nerd interests and hobbies” like video games, anime, and e-sports. Among NJIT’s roster of extra-curriculars are also Greek life, student government, “where we can actually make a difference as students,” cultural clubs, environmental clubs, professional business and architecture organizations, and community service opportunities. “For freshmen orientation, they took us around Newark and we actually helped repair and set up schools,” one student recounts. While on campus, students like to “spend time in lounges in the dorm buildings or academic buildings,” but say “campus culture is a little sparse.” NJIT’s “campus definitely has an urban feel and there is not much green space.” Students don’t have to rush to class, though, as “[t]he campus is very small and compact, you can walk across in less than 10 minutes.” Although the surrounding city of “Newark itself is a pretty rough city,” it is “safe during the day,” and students don’t worry for their safety, as “campus is patrolled very well.” Students also enjoy the proximity to New York City, which is “about half an hour away by train.”

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
Wellness and Events 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 a 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
Lock Street subway stop on campus. 5 minute ride to Newark Penn Station and 5 minute train ride to Newark Liberty 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 Newark Penn 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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Admissions

Applicants: 10,299
Acceptance Rate: 66%
Average HS GPA: 3.64







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