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

As 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. NJIT students earn starting salaries 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
64%
SAT Range
1190-1380
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$17,855/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$14,602/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

Academics

Professors
B+
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
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.84 responses
34%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.83 responses

Majors

Forensic Science

NJIT is the only university in New Jersey with a forensic science program.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    26%
  • On Campus
    74%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,827Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,705
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 59 responses
  • Intelligent, and Interesting
    25%
  • Intelligent & sometimes antisocial
    17%
  • Smart
    15%
  • Unique and varied
    12%
  • Smart, unique, and outgoing
    10%
  • Typical / Average
    8%
  • Everyone is different.
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.106 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.114 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 73 responses
  • Innovative
    26%
  • Boring at times
    19%
  • Underrated
    18%
  • Good school
    16%
  • Aggrivating
    7%
  • Need to re-build bigger class rooms
    7%
  • Engaging
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $68,500/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    65%
    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

    New Jersey Institute of Technology Reviews

    1,147 reviews
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    I was a mechanical engineering major and the calculus and physics courses for freshmen were very difficult. It gave many students a significant load of stress just graduating from high school. In other words, the learning curve was steep. Otherwise, the campus was nice, clubs were engaging, student life/events were plentiful, the campus was relatively small/med (if you prefer that), and there were no shortages of food places to choose from, esp since this area also included other universities/colleges nearby; Rutgers-Newark and Essex County College. If you're worried about safety; Newark is mildly dangerous, but there are like 4 different police forces(one per college and one city) and don't stray away from university heights and you'll be relatively safe.
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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!
    I am an incoming freshman, living on campus and I have been treated like royalty from the minute I got accepted. My university has supported me from every direction.

    The upperclassmen have enthusiastically ushered me through campus meetings, tours and events. The faculty have provided a vision of the incredible future that inspires me.

    Lastly, the alumni have shared their diverse experiences and growth as a result of graduating from NJIT.

    I am proud to be an NJIT Highlander!