See what students say:

Academics

New Jersey Institute of Technology is a public research institute renowned for providing an excellent and affordable education in Math, Science, and Engineering with “great programs that prepare you for the real world.” Students appreciate the great career prospects combined with competitive in-state tuition and financial aid. Most professors “have a deep passion for what they teach” and are generally “willing to help, even outside the classroom.” While there are plenty of “engaging, interesting . . . [faculty who] promote discussion,” undergrads find that a few others are “not able to communicate effectively enough for [students] to completely understand.” But while professors may be “hit or miss” in the classroom, they really shine in connecting students with essential research opportunities and jobs. “Everyone in my peer group has [done] or is doing research,” one student tells us. Makerspace, an interdisciplinary prototyping and collaboration facility on campus, “is a great place to invent.” Academics are rigorous, but one student says, “We tend to help each other when it comes to challenging tasks.” Another concurs: “Math is much easier to understand when it’s taught by a … peer.”

The ambitious student body values the school’s career development services and industry connections. Students in the prestigious Engineering school find that their degree “means something to employers who are recruiting for jobs,” especially within New Jersey. Another asset is the popular Cooperative Education Program which enables students to gain paid professional work experience in their field before graduating. Simply put, “NJIT is a great value [that] provides solid curricula, opportunities, and degrees.”

Student Body

Students describe their peers at NJIT as “friendly,” “smart,” “motivated,” and “nerdy”—a term of endearment used to represent a shared passion for tech and science. More specifically, about 70 percent of the undergrad population is male, and students would like to see a more balanced gender ratio. Additionally, one student notes that NJIT lacks the “well-rounded [student body] one is more likely to find at a liberal arts school” and would benefit from attracting more Humanities majors. But that’s not to say the student body is homogenous—NJIT is quite diverse with students “from all races, religions, and walks of life.” The university attracts “hard working students dedicated to achieving their personal, academic, and professional goals,” yet the campus community handles the competitive environment in a supportive way. One student confides, “No matter how stressed I am, I always know that I can go back to [my classmates] whenever I am in need of assistance.” Another offers this reflection: “Everyone tries to help each other … succeed in the best way they can.”

Campus Life

As one NJIT Highlander states, “Students here are very driven,” so naturally coursework, internships, and research take up much of the day. “Most [students] are at the campus center studying, hanging out with other friends, or learning at the tutoring center,” another adds. Studies aside, students enjoy the food options on and around campus. They also spend time at the school’s game room and Highlander Pub. Additionally, the close proximity to New York City makes “experiencing new things and … obtaining internships” an easy feat. NJIT is predominately a commuter school, and many students do “tend to fill their days commuting,” but “this does not stop students from getting heavily involved on campus and building relationships that last a lifetime.”

Overview

Applicants
7,248
Acceptance Rate
61%
Average HS GPA
3.58

GPA Breakdown

43%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
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 - 700
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
24 - 30

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
776
with Terminal Degree
404

605
Men
215
Minority
171
Women
35
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 SERVICES.

  • 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, Other.
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer Science.
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications.
  • Information Science/Studies.
  • Information Technology.
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance.

  • ENGINEERING.

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

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.
  • Statistics, General.
  • Applied 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.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Interior Design.

  • ENGINEERING/ENGINEERING-RELATED TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS.

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


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

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
Notification Date
Dec 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$12,671

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$12,484

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,392

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
62%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$40,979

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$13,929

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
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
8,483
Foreign Countries Represented
65

Demographics

22.39%
Asian
8.01%
African-American
21.31%
Hispanic
34.66%
Caucasian
5.53%
Unknown
4.70%
International

26% female
74% 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
6
Number of Religious Organizations
8

6% join a fraternity
6% join a sorority

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

63/99

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
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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