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Academics

It’s no surprise that students at Stevens Institute of Technology feel as if they’re receiving an “Ivy League caliber education at a more affordable” price. Indeed, there’s much talk of the “high job placement rate” and overall “return on investment,” particularly within the “rigorous but fair” physics classes and the “strong engineering department.” But undergrads also find the school itself to be “very collaborative and supportive,” with plenty of attention given to teaching about the “work ethic and moving past perceived failures.” That means that there’s room to foster relationships with professors, which can “lead to hands-on, paid research positions and connections to the professional world.” As for that faculty, students describe a decent percentage as being “very enthusiastic about their material” and who “look to pass on their knowledge as best they can.” If anything, “many professors are so qualified that they begin teaching the material at a level slightly above a beginner’s understanding,” which can sometimes be demanding, but the overall impression is that there are some great opportunities to learn from experienced mentors.

Student Body

Some students may throw around terms for their peers like “very ambitious and driven” in a negative light, but not so at Stevens. Here, “nearly everyone is very smart and intelligent without being snobby or arrogant.” More importantly, they’re also quite supportive of one another. “If you have a huge assignment due and are stressing over it, your friends motivate you by cheering you on and checking up on your progress.” A few do complain that “there is a large chunk of students that are very quiet and won’t do anything besides schoolwork and video games,” but that doesn’t lead a negative impact. “Everyone finds a friend group no matter what.” It does, however, leave the school “almost split between the Greek community and the non-Greek community.” Some also note that “diversity is lacking.” Indeed, “almost everyone that attends Stevens is either white, or an international student (predominantly Asian).” Moreover, “the student body is 70% male” and many hail “from New Jersey.” Nevertheless, Stevens undergrads do have varied interests and you’re bound to encounter “artistic students, gamers, athletes, and pretty much every other kind.” Best of all, you’ll discover that “a great sense of community” permeates the campus.

Campus Life

Life at Stevens can be hectic in the best way, which is to say that there’s so much to take advantage of. Students are often “running around to different events, club meetings, eboard meetings, study groups, classes, etc,” and you’ll likely find every sort of topic covered, whether it’s the poker or anime club, the society of women engineers, or intramural sports like floor hockey. According to some proud undergrads, “We are definitely a nerdy school with some of our most popular events being Lan Parties and the Epic Lans where people can play video games and board games and compete in friendly Melee and Ultimate tournaments.” Greek life provides a nice counter-balance for some students and many find themselves busy with “service trips [and] rush events” along with the occasional party. Additionally, there’s “a movie theater within walking distance” and “a ton of great restaurants on the main street right next to campus.” There’s also the affordable PATH train just “a 10 minute walk away from campus,” which means that “New York City is so close,” and a frequent weekend getaway for students looking for even more to do.

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Ellen Grady
Assistant Director of Admissions Events

Address
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1 Castle Point on Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Phone
800.783.8367

Email
admissions@stevens.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Schaefer Athletic Center
DeBaun Auditorium
Castle Point, overlooking Manhattan
Babbio Center
Pierce Dinning Hall with a NYC view
The 55 acre campus is located on a bluff overlooking the NYC skyline. The park like campus features a combination of traditional brick buildings with modern state-of-the-art design in our new facilities. The campus is situated between two city parks and is part of an upscale neighborhood. The campus is safe and is open to the public.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
New York City
Downtown Hoboken
Liberty Science Center
Statue of Liberty
Metlife Stadium
The campus is located in Hoboken with major mass transportation within a short walk of campus. Water Ferries and the PATH train takes you to NYC in a matter of minutes and the NJ transit trains provide access to most of New Jersey including the Jersey shore.

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
June-August, 10am and 2 pm

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@stevens.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
2 days/ 2 nights

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxi available to campus from Hoboken PATH train station, Hoboken. Local buses and trains to Penn Station, New York, all points in New Jersey as well as all Amtrak destinations. PATH trains to and from New York City. Newark, JFK, and Laguardia airports.

Driving Instructions to Campus
https://www.stevens.edu/visit/driving-directions-stevens

Admissions

Applicants: 9,265
Acceptance Rate: 41%
Average HS GPA: 3.86







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