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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
New Jersey Institute of Technology is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Sun Conference
Address
University Heights
Newark, NJ 07102
Website
From New Jersey Institute of Technology

One of the nation's leading public technological research universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) focuses on the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, as well as architecture, design, and management. NJIT students are career ready. That is why NJIT continually ranks as one of the best investments as graduate starting salaries are 20 percent higher than the national average. NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university.

New Jersey Institute of Technology Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
59%
SAT Range
1110-1310
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$15,406/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,355/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,801/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,550/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,825/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,220/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
65%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.68 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.76 responses
35%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.75 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,180Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Intelligent, and Interesting
    21%
  • Intelligent & sometimes antisocial
    19%
  • Smart
    17%
  • Unique and varied
    13%
  • Smart, unique, and outgoing
    9%
  • Typical / Average
    9%
  • Everyone is different.
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.98 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.106 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • Innovative
    26%
  • Boring at times
    22%
  • Underrated
    17%
  • Good school
    15%
  • Aggrivating
    8%
  • Need to re-build bigger class rooms
    8%
  • Engaging
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$65,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.64 responses
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For a university that has a lot of diversity of students from all types of ethnic background you name. All the lectures and lab courses has a lot to offer where you're giving real world problems, giving that professional experience in your actual classroom. There are many on campus clubs/organizations that anyone can get involved with creating a experience for to students to become future leaders in the workforce. NJIT is ranked #1 on tuition/salary ratio in the whole country, meaning you your college education really worth it. Our University offers career services and a large network for many employment opportunities. NJIT really has a lot to offer to, possibilities are limitless!
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Overall I learned valuable lessons at NJIT, most of their courses are well taught and the professors are always available to help dedicated students. However, life on campus was very displeasing. Students had very little school spirit and hardly anyone participated in events hosted by the school. There is a ton of construction on campus and housing is very expensive for the amount of things wrong with the buildings. Water mains have broken leaving buildings without water, cockroaches and rats were found in dining halls and residence halls, and many things were broken by students in which you have to pay. There is not much to do around campus in Newark, and the food quality was horrible. I now have gastritis and gastroparesis and I fully attribute it to NJIT's poor nutrition and environment.
I love the diverse community that make up the student body on campus! There are so many people from different towns, states, and even countries. On top of this, each person sports a myriad of interests, classes, and work experience. Students are very ambitious at this campus, which allows you to surround yourself with people who strive to be the very best at whatever they apply themselves to. Ultimately this pushes you to challenge what you know, defend what you believe in, and in the end, make you a better person.