New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, NJ, USA
3.53 Average Rating

New Jersey Institute of Technology is the state’s public polytechnic university and is located in the University Heights neighborhood of downtown Newark, NJ. NJIT offers 126 programs across its six specialized schools for a population of more than 11,000 students. It also hosts 90+ specialized laboratory and research centers, as well as a Makerspace where students, faculty, and industry peers can collaborate, experiment, and build. For students looking beyond the college walls, NJIT offers study abroad and internship programs, as well as community service and student leadership opportunities. Outside of the classroom, students can take part in Greek life, travel 20 minutes by train to NYC, or hang out in NJIT’s Campus Center, which features a gaming room.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
61%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2019 May 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision March 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision November 15, 2019
Other December 15, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
63%
Out-Of-State Students
3%
26%
Submitting ACT
84%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 27
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1282
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
11,446
Total Number of Undergrads
8,483
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
27%
20-39 Students
64%
40-99 Students
7%
0
100
24%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
61%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$19,409
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$17,338
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$32,750
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,600
Books and Supplies
$2900

Aid & Grants

0
100
57%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
35%
Average Aid Per Year
$13,782
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
35%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,757
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$11,135

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
47%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,994
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$18,250
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$247
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
74%
26%
Student Organizations
85
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
24%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Highlander
School Colors
Red/Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Philadelphia
San Francisco
Washington
Boston
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
64%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$70,300
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What Students Are Saying

3.53 Average Rating
It has great opportunities for an Engineering Major. There are many clubs, societies to be enrolled and not only think about homework's, test or quizzes. The most important thing is that NJIT thinks about students first and then about money.
Juanita from Englewood, NJ
From what I have come across, the campus is cut off from the rest of Newark. NJIT does an excellent job seperating its institution from the craziness of Newark. I am very excited to attend and graduate with a masters is architecture and a duel degree in civil engineering.
Brandon from Stanhope, NJ
NJIT is a fantastic university. It will take a year to get used to all of the things that happen on campus; however, once you're set, everything goes smoothly. Plus, they've got some great food that is served here!
Ayrton from Newark, NJ
The courses and subjects are tough but the key to understanding the lessons is to really pay attention and of course, take notes. The environment and social life is not that bad compare to what others say. Overall, I do recommend it for those who aspire to work in the technology and design world!
Vincess Jasmine from North Plainfield, NJ
Great Campus with excellent professors.
Drew from Ocean, NJ
NJIT is the school that everyone expect it isn't until they actually arrive there. Growing up in Newark I was faced with the down grading physical aspect that the dangers of Newark was as far as my life could and would go. Enrolling in NJIT change that negative train of though I had inserted in my head for many years; NJIT is a life changer.
Semaj from Irvington, NJ
New Jersey Institute of Technology is one of those schools where you must know your material. The school provides excellent programs that will help you in most situations. One of the better schools in the country.
William from Irvington, NJ
Not too shabby. Its definitely on a solid improvement track, meaning every single year is going to be better than the next with fresh new buildings, policies, and more clubs and things to do on campus. Good location.
Adel from Newark, NJ

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