In Hoboken, New Jersey, students at the Stevens Institute of Technology can stand on campus and look over the Hudson River at beautiful downtown New York City. This institution is one of the oldest in the state of New Jersey, and has been serving students who seek an education in technology for over a century.
The Stevens Institute of Technology was founded after the death of Edwin Stevens, an entrepreneur, engineer and inventor with a passion for technological education. Edwin Stevens and his brother John Stevens, a man who adapted the technology of the British steam engine for American production, purchased a large tract of land and had it donated to the community with the intention of building an American institution of technological and engineering education.
The school is famous for its pioneering efforts in the educational system of America. Stevens Institute of Technology was one of the first American schools to offer doctoral programs. It was also one of the first colleges to have a football team. The school was one of the first technical institutions to accept female students.
With a reputation for a strenuously grueling course of study in engineering, technology, computer science, chemistry, and physics, Stevens Institute of Technology has produced some of the leading industrialists in their respective fields. In fact, two members of the Stevens community have gone on to receive the Nobel Prize.
Stevens Institute of Technology teaches a wide variety of subjects that are generally assigned to four basic schools within the institute. The schools cover the subjects of engineering and science, arts and letters, technology management, and systems and enterprise. Students who enroll in a degree program at Stevens Institute of Technology are guaranteed a tough course of study and a top-notch education taught by leading industry professionals.
All students at Stevens Institute of Technology are required to take basic courses in the liberal arts. Stevens Institute of Technology, in fact, was one of the first schools in the nation to require students of technology to receive a basic liberal arts construction. Students must complete sixteen hours of liberal arts courses in their time at Stevens.
Stevens Institute of Technology offers two bachelor’s degrees: the Bachelor of Engineering and the Bachelor of Science. Students can receive a Bachelor of Science degree in all the major scientific fields of study. The engineering bachelor’s degree requires considerably more credit hours for completion. Students must take about 150 credit hours to graduate, and this degree program often takes more than four years to complete.
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Stevens Institute of Technology has one of the most extensive and reputable graduate programs in the country. With master’s degrees and doctorate degrees offered to all students, many students who receive their bachelor’s degree at Stevens opt to remain at the school and continue their education until the terminal point of their field.
Student can receive a Master of Engineering, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, or Master of Technology Management at the Stevens Institute. Students can also become licensed engineers in civil, architectural, naval, chemical, electrical, mechanical, computer or environmental engineering. The institute also offers Doctor of Philosophy degrees.
One of the most unique programs at Stevens Institute of Technology is its accelerated premedical program. With this program, students can enroll in medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey with only three years of undergraduate study. After the first year of medical school, the Stevens Institute of Technology will award the student a bachelor’s degree.
Students at Stevens Institute are involved in many activities, clubs and extracurricular groups outside of the classroom. While many of these clubs are academic, such as the Engineering Club or Chemistry Club, many of the clubs are purely social or recreational in nature.
Students can participate in student led aerobics classes, yoga classes, cycling classes, and martial arts courses at the campus fitness center. The fitness center is open to all students and many take advantage of this facility to release energy before a night of studying.
Social activist groups are also prevalent on campus. The students at Stevens Institute of Technology make time for the community and volunteer programs. A campus-wide blood drive is held several times each year to aid the American Red Cross in providing healthy blood for needy individuals. Students can also join political activist and social activist groups to raise awareness for significant current issues.
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All work and no play makes for a pathetic college experience, and Stevens Institute of Technology knows this. The Stevens Ducks are a collection of several varsity sports teams with an impressive performance record and a wide array of exciting rivalries.
Athletic students who wish to play on a varsity team can compete in several different varsity sports. Men’s lacrosse and men’s volleyball have gained recent popularity and the campus-wide support for these teams continues to grow. Although the campus has a decided male majority, there are many sporting opportunities for female students as well. Softball, volleyball, soccer, and cross country are only a few of the varsity sport options available to Stevens students.
The student population loves its Ducks, as well. Students decked out in the campus colors of maroon and white all turn out to cheer on their sports teams. The institute cheerleaders are always available to get the crowd excited and help them enjoy their time away from the books.
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