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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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.
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.
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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.
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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.