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Stevens Institute of Technology

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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.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Unique Programs

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.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


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.

Local Community

The campus of Stevens Institute of Technology is located at the highest elevation in New Jersey. This elevation is what provides students with such an excellent view of the New York City skyline. Students have access to some of the best medical, engineering and technical establishments in the nation, and many students seek out and are awarded internships at some of these prestigious institutions during their summer breaks.

Students who need a break from tirelessly studying can head across the Hudson River on a ferry to visit Manhattan. New York City has a wealth of opportunity for the young professional or college student. With museums and galleries as well as centers devoted to the history of engineering, mechanical production, computer technology, and scientific discovery, an eager academic can find plenty of food for thought in New York City.

If a total escape is desired, New York City can offer that as well. Students will love the proximity of Broadway theaters, live music events, incredible night life, shopping centers, art galleries, beautiful city parks, people watching, sightseeing, and fine dining establishments. New York City is a one-stop-shop for a student at Stevens Institute of Technology.


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Ranks 2nd in New Jersey and 119th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 3 0.05
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 2 0.04
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 2 0.04
Arrest 4 0.07

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 124 0.25
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 5 0.01
Robbery 66 0.13
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 171 0.34
Larceny 629 1.25
Vehicle theft 101 0.20

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 272nd for the average student loan amount.
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Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Hoboken, NJ 07030-5991
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population38,577 (38,577 urban / N/A rural)
Households19,418 (1.92 people per house)
Median Household Income$62,550
Families6,842 (2.73 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Research Universities (high research activity)
UndergraduateProfessions focus, high graduate coexistence
GraduateSTEM dominant
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, more selective, lower transfer-in
EnrollmentMajority undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, highly 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 District3408

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 59th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $42,920 $42,920 $42,920
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,570 $1,570 $1,570
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $1,432 $1,432 $1,432
FT Graduate Tuition $30,200 $30,200 $30,200
FT Graduate Required Fees $868 $868 $868
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $1,340 $1,340 $1,340
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $60,554 $60,554 $60,554
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $58,340 $58,340 $58,340
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $46,940 $46,940 $46,940

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $41,782 $44,666 $41,782 $44,666 $41,782 $44,666
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $950(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $14,214(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses $900(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $11,250(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $900(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $1,500(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$55
Graduate Application Fee$60
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 4,977 (3,565 male / 1,412 female)
Admitted 1,899 (1,256 male / 643 female)
Admission rate 38%
First-time Enrollment 622 (438 male / 184 female)
FT Enrollment 622 (438 male / 184 female)
PT Enrollment N/A (N/A male / N/A female)
Total Enrollment5,784

Admission Criteria

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

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Basketball Conference Empire Eight
NCAA Baseball Conference Empire Eight
NCAA Track & Field Conference Empire Eight

ACT Test Admission

55th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 23%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 25 / 31
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 27 / 32
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 27 / 32

SAT Test Admission

92nd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 77%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 570 / 670
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 640 / 720
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 1210 / 1390

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 Capacity1,920
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$7,142
Board Fee$7,072

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 568 50 100 182 652 692 2,244
Applied Mathematics, General 4 1 5
Biochemistry 2 3 3 16 8 32
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 3 5 7 19 10 44
Business Administration and Management, General 9 4 3 9 35 7 67
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 5 1 8 13 47 74
Business Statistics 2 1 3
Business/Commerce, General 2 1 3
Chemical Engineering 11 3 6 23 12 55
Chemistry, General 1 5 6
Civil Engineering, General 6 10 11 43 7 77
Computer Engineering, General 19 1 2 7 15 6 50
Computer Science 110 2 5 7 46 5 175
Computer Software Engineering 3 1 2 1 9 16
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 3 7 2 3 7 10 32
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 1 2 3 6
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 1 5 6
Construction Engineering
Construction Management 11 4 6 2 23
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 78 3 8 21 36 15 161
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics 1 1 5 1 8
Engineering, General 1 12 13
Engineering, Other 4 3 7
Engineering/Industrial Management 12 2 7 9 54 30 114
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 12 2 9 5 28
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other 2 3 2 7
General Literature 1 1
Human Resources Management and Services, Other 9 4 13
Information Technology 46 10 9 14 28 62 169
Instrumentation Technology/Technician
Materials Engineering 4 1 5
Materials Science 15 1 16
Mathematics, General 65 3 13 20 9 110
Mechanical Engineering 80 4 12 27 112 63 298
Music Technology 1 7 3 11
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering 2 7 1 10
Network and System Administration/Administrator 1 1
Ocean Engineering 6 2 10 1 19
Physical Sciences, Other
Physics, General 2 7 1 10
Polymer/Plastics Engineering 1 1
Project Management 36 3 9 5 22 78 153
Science, Technology and Society 1 1
Social Sciences, General 1 2 3
Systems Engineering 20 12 9 21 76 272 410
Telecommunications Management
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster 1 1

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 91st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $113,687 ($118,644 male / $91,794 female)
Number of FT Faculty 249 (196 male / 53 female)
Number of PT Faculty 407
FT Faculty Ratio 0.6 : 1
Total Benefits $8,689,850

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