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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.

Overview

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

GPA Breakdown

76%
Over 3.75
14%
3.50 - 3.74
8%
3.25 - 3.49
2%
3.00 - 3.24

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
640 - 710
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
690 - 770
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
30 - 33

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 15

Early Decision II — January 15

Regular — January 15


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
392
with Terminal Degree
320

298
Men
94
Women
82
Minority
56
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
45%
Graduate in 5 years
85%
Graduate in 6 years
87%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Business Administration and Management, General.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance.
  • Computer Science.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Engineering/Industrial Management.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Computer Software Engineering.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.
  • Engineering, General.
  • Engineering, Other.
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.
  • Systems Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • General Literature.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Financial Mathematics.
  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Social Sciences, General.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
  • Music Technology.


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


Fredrick Reines
Nobel Prize Winner

Alexander Calder
Sculptor

Charles Stewart Mott
Co-Founder, General Motors

Henry Gantt
Father of Project Management

Alfred W. Fielding
Inventor of Bubble Wrap

Frederick Winslow Taylor
Father of Management Science

Lawrence Babbio
Vice Chair and President, Verizon Communications

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
45%
Graduate in 5 years
85%
Graduate in 6 years
87%

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)
$75,100

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$139,900

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$76,200

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$145,800

Percent High Job Meaning
79%

Percent STEM
48%


Students Say

With several career fairs held through the year and more than 300 employers recruiting and otherwise involved on campus, The Stevens Career Center does an excellent job of facilitating connections between companies and organizations that want to hire their grads: “You're free to get as much help from the Career Center as you want.” Stevens also uses Handshake, a mobile job-posting and recruitment resource utilized by hundreds of schools and organizations. Additionally, the Career Center hosts workshops and seminars, arranges co-ops and internships, and sets up one-day job shadowing externships during the winter recess. All seniors at Stevens, regardless of their major, are required to complete a capstone Senior Design Project. Seniors are encouraged to develop their Senior Design Projects with the collaboration of an industrial sponsor, providing another route for students to secure post-college employment. It also “really helps to be located so close to the city, as there are tons of opportunities available to you as a Stevens student.” Of the Stevens Institute of Technology alumni visiting PayScale.com, 50 percent report that they derive a high level of meaning from their jobs.

Similar to a senior thesis, all seniors at Stevens, regardless of their major, are required to complete a Senior Capstone Project. All of these projects are shown at the annual Innovation Expo, an event that's open to the Stevens community and the general public. Seniors are encouraged to develop their Capstone Projects with the collaboration of an industrial sponsor, providing another route for students to secure post-college employment. The Capstone Project, whether you're an electrical engineer, an information systems major, or a visual arts and technology student, should be seen as the culminating experience of a particular program of study and stem both from personal interest and future career goals. Students are assigned Capstone advisers to help guide them through the process of writing their reports and presentations and preparing their projects for exhibition. For one 2014 graduate, who pursued a dual bachelor's/master's degree in mechanical engineering and engineering management, respectively, her senior Capstone Project consisted of the rigorous solar decathlon, which spanned two years. "Anyone can learn math calculations and science information," she says, "but being able to get that information across within a group and have it be successful and optimized is another skill." Several projects that were conceived in the classroom have gone on to become full-fledged businesses. Senior Capstone joins a plethora of hands-on learning opportunities at Stevens, including The Stevens Career Center's Cooperative Education Program, the engineering Design Spine curriculum, and the newly launched Stevens Venture Center. The strategy seems to be a hit. According to the most recent career outcomes report, within six months of graduation, 96 percent of the graduating class had secured their intended outcome in fields of their choice.

Dates

Application Deadlines

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$15,291

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$13,203

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,380

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
64%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$40,588

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$26,822

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$52,134
Required Fees
$1,880
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,840
Transportation for Commuters
$500

On-Campus Room and Board
$15,770
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

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
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

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,431
Foreign Countries Represented
24

Demographics

29% female
71% male
38% are out of state
100% are full time
0% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
60%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
91%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Phillip C. Gehman

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
125
Number of Honor Societies
11

Number of Social Sororities
7
Number of Religious Organizations
4

29% join a fraternity
42% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III


Men's Sports (Ducks)
13 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Fencing
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Ducks)
13 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Equestrian Sports
Fencing
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Seton Hall University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)

Sustainability

95/99
AASHE STARS® rating
Gold
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
19%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2020.

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
95

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
In order to best serve our students and their families, we have established a partnership with both CDW and Apple that allows students to purchase high-quality laptops and accessories at discounted prices. You will find that the laptops offered through this program may cost a little more than discounted, consumer-class computers. University students carry their laptops to classes in backpacks, use them in the library and in student dining, and generally count on them to last for at least three to four years of heavy use. Commercial-grade laptops are much more durable and resistant to breakage. Their components are better as well. The laptops offered through the partnership with CDW and Apple are much more likely to endure the heavy use of college life, including constant transport and use. Although a bit more costly, experience has consistently shown that the computers offered through this program represent a better long term investment for students and their families.

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


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