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New Jersey Institute of Technology

New Jersey Institute of Technology Rating: 4.2/5 (39 votes)

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Academics

The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) offers 100 degrees in 27 undergraduate majors and 30 graduate majors. NJIT is organized into six schools: College of Computing Sciences, Albert Dorman Honors College, Newark College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts and Science, College of Architecture and Design and the School of Management.

The College of Architecture and Design was founded in 1958 and offers undergraduate, graduate and certificates in interior design, infrastructure planning, architecture and other concentrations. The bachelor’s degree in architecture is a 164 credit hour degree and is fully accredited by the National Architecture Accrediting Board.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences was formed in 1982 and was the third college founded by NJIT. The college is split into six academic departments including chemistry/environmental science, biological sciences, federated history, humanities, mathematical sciences and physics. The humanities program offers bachelor’s degrees in communication and science, technology and society.

The College of Computing Sciences was founded in 2001 and is the newest college on the campus of NJIT. The school offers degree programs in computer science, information systems and bioinformatics. The school boasts small class size, averaging around 20 students per class.

The School of Management enrolls around 600 students. Founded in 1988 the school has grown to offer a wide range of programs including bachelor’s degrees in science management and international business. NJIT School of Management certificate programs include data mining, power systems engineering and sustainable design.

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Admissions

Prospective students must complete an official school application with a non-refundable application fee, an official high school transcript, SAT or ACT scores and a photocopy of visa or permanent resident cards (for noncitizens).

Students entering the graduate program at NJIT must fulfill the undergraduate requirements, must submit GRE and TOEFL results and must provide at least one letter of recommendation in a sealed envelope.

Students may apply online. New Jersey Institute of Technology offers rolling admissions and applications are evaluated as soon as they are complete.

Financial Aid

Prospective students must apply for the FAFSA to be considered for aid. The school offers a host of financial aid programs including federal grants and loans as well as scholarships.

Scholarships at the school include the Engineering Technology Scholarship, The National Merit Scholarship and the Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholarship.

The school also offers a work study program that offers positions as technical assistants and help-desk consultant.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 2061st for the average student loan amount.
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Students

NJIT was established in 1881 and usually enrolls about 8,000 students. The school offers a plethora of clubs and organizations including the Chess Club, the Council of Commuting Students and the Muslim Student Association.

The Campus Center offers many recreational activities to help students relax, including a game room and a bowling alley.

Newark, New Jersey is an urban metropolitan city that has many cultural and leisurely attractions including the Newark Museum, Symphony Hall and the minor league baseball team Newark Bears. Newark is minutes away from Manhattan.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Athletics

NJIT participates in many intercollegiate athletic programs including baseball, basketball, soccer and ice hockey. The Highlanders compete in the Great West Conference in NCAA Division I.

Information Summary

Ranks 3rd in New Jersey and 237th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in New Jersey and 532nd overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 4 0.04
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 5 0.05
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 6 0.06
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 12 0.13
Arrest 16 0.17

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 1,114 0.40
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 94 0.03
Forcible Rape 58 0.02
Robbery 1,977 0.71
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 2,396 0.86
Larceny 3,921 1.41
Vehicle theft 3,699 1.33

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Newark, NJ 07102
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population12,408 (12,408 urban / N/A rural)
Households4,607 (2.14 people per house)
Median Household Income$13,421
Families1,989 (3.19 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Research Universities (high research activity)
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
GraduateSTEM dominant
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, more selective, higher transfer-in
EnrollmentMajority undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3410

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 440th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $12,800 $12,800 $25,856
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $2,418 $2,418 $2,418
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $487 $487 $1,105
FT Graduate Tuition $17,384 $17,384 $25,404
FT Graduate Required Fees $2,396 $2,396 $2,396
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $945 $945 $1,341
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $31,484 $31,484 $44,540
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $33,118 $33,118 $46,174
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $21,918 $21,918 $34,974

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $13,974 $14,740 $13,974 $14,740 $25,334 $27,140
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,900 $2,000
On-Campus – Room & Board $11,000 $11,750
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,400 $2,700
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $11,000 $11,200
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,400 $4,700
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,400 $4,700

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$70
Graduate Application Fee$65
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 4,344 (3,187 male / 1,157 female)
Admitted 2,844 (2,094 male / 750 female)
Admission rate 65%
First-time Enrollment 1,029 (809 male / 220 female)
FT Enrollment 957 (755 male / 202 female)
PT Enrollment 72 (54 male / 18 female)
Total Enrollment10,130

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
TOEFL
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Basketball Conference Independent Northeast Region
NCAA Baseball Conference Independent Northeast Region
NCAA Track & Field Conference Independent Northeast Region

ACT Test Admission

173rd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 7%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 21 / 27
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 23 / 28
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 22 / 29

SAT Test Admission

307th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 96%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 480 / 590
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 550 / 660
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 1030 / 1250

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity11,806
Meals per Week21
Room Fee$8,400
Board Fee$3,166

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 536 151 300 321 3 574 194 2,109
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 5 4 5 1 15
Applied Mathematics, General 3 1 1 1 2 8
Architecture 14 6 21 14 59 12 129
Architecture and Related Services, Other 1 1 2 3 9 1 17
Biochemical Engineering 2 2
Biochemistry 1 1
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 34 5 8 25 28 11 113
Bioinformatics 8 2 10
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 4 4 3 33 13 6 64
Biostatistics 1 1
Business Administration and Management, General 28 17 31 22 23 10 135
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 9 5 7 12 9 5 47
Chemical Engineering 35 10 10 23 32 11 122
Chemistry, General 7 1 4 3 15
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 5 2 1 8
Civil Engineering, General 8 9 35 23 67 14 157
Computer Engineering, General 7 2 3 14 8 1 37
Computer Science 4 4
Computer Software Engineering 1 2 1 5
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, Other 1 1 1 3
Computer and Information Sciences, General 70 7 8 20 27 13 147
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 2 2
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 98 8 19 14 1 26 8 174
Engineering Science 1 1 1 3
Engineering Technology, General 7 13 43 16 67 15 165
Engineering, Other 1 1
Engineering/Industrial Management 39 7 7 6 13 8 80
Environmental Science 5 2 1 3 5 2 18
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 4 2 3 1 1 1 12
History, General 1 3 6 10
Industrial Engineering 19 2 4 3 9 5 43
Information Science/Studies 34 12 12 20 17 18 115
Information Technology 9 16 26 20 49 13 134
Interior Design 1 5 1 7 1 16
International Business/Trade/Commerce 8 3 2 4 3 20
Legal Professions and Studies, Other 1 3 2 6
Manufacturing Engineering 1 1
Materials Engineering 5 2 7
Mathematics, General 3 6 5 6 3 24
Mechanical Engineering 19 6 22 19 43 10 120
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry 23 1 1 2 4 31
Physics, General 2 1 7 10
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 1 1 1 2 8 3 17
Public Policy Analysis, General 1 2 1 4
Science, Technology and Society 3 3 2 9
Statistics, General 11 2 4 2 19
Systems Engineering 12 1 2 3 3 3 24
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology 2 2
Transportation and Highway Engineering 1 1 2

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 90th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $113,713 ($118,269 male / $98,307 female)
Number of FT Faculty 413 (334 male / 79 female)
Number of PT Faculty 653
FT Faculty Ratio 0.6 : 1
Total Benefits $20,717,000

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