Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ, USA

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Stevens Institute of Technology
4.14 Average Rating

Joseph from Brielle, NJ

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
I know I made the right choice,great location, people, and academics. with a somewhat low key atmosphere
Tips for prospective students
If you are looking for excitement of college life with tailgate parties and animal house fraternities and courses in basket weaving look someplace else
Academic Rigor
You will be challenged.
Dorm Life
dorms don't have some of the amenities of other colleges I visited but I am comfortable, and everyone on my floor is cool
Food and Dining
campus dining not like home and selection is somewhat limited but food is good particularly breakfast and lunch. off campus dining selection is great
What to do for fun
Hoboken is a small city with lots to do and everything you want within walking distance but you can't beat a $2.50 10 minute PATH ride into the heart of NYC for seek out fun
Bang for the buck
Everybody wishes college would be less expensive but people I've met on campus due to graduate have told me about multiple job offers they have received
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
I have not encountered any unusual traditions as of yet but as for location, on the Hudson River across from NYC I never get tired of looking at that view
Great for these types of students
if you are looking for a party school not your place , liberal arts studies not so much but science engineering and business you hit the right spot
Clubs and Activities
There are a number of clubs and opportunities to create others. you will not get the big school sports entertainment atmosphere here
Greek Life
very active greek community which is the main focus of social activities on campus
Campus Safety
campus police always present and very friendly and helpful
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DeAnna from MD

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Stevens is one of the best engineering schools in the country. The school's location is a perfect mix of urban and suburban environments. If you choose to attend this school you won't regret it.
Tips for prospective students
If you choose to come to this school be prepared to work hard. Stevens is a fun school with a lot to offer, but you have to work for what you want.
Academic Rigor
Stevens is a technical institute mainly for engineering students. They want their students to be the best they can be so the classes are very challenging. If your going to pursue a degree in engineering prepare for intense accelerated math and science courses.
Dorm Life
The Stevens freshman dorms are a little old. The bathrooms have been newly renovated, but only of the dorm have air conditioning. The room are small, like all dorm rooms, but livable. Stevens also offers really nice off campus apartments for upperclassmen.
Food and Dining
The main dining hall serves delicious food. Also there are tons of affordable restaurants in Hoboken with cuisines ranging from Greek, to Italian, to Chinese.
What to do for fun
Stevens campus is located on the banks of the Hudson River, after about a 5 minute train ride you are in New York City. There's always something going on in the city; from plays, to sporting events and anything else you might want to do.
Bang for the buck
Stevens is a small, private institute meaning that the cost of tuition is very high. However, Stevens offers a cooperative education program that allows student to get real job experience before graduating and other ways to prepare you for joining the work force. The faculty at Stevens is very dedicated to ensuring that everyone who graduates gets a job and they are about 85-90% successful.
Great for these types of students
Stevens is for anyone interested in technology. If you're inquisitive, creative and like to learn then Stevens is the place for you. The school has an uncanny way of letting you have it all. You can play sports, join clubs, get work experience, travel abroad and anything else you want to do. Come to Stevens if you want to take advantage of everything the world has to offer.
Clubs and Activities
Stevens has a club for anything you can think of. With activities ranging from archery, to club sports to anime club and everything in between. If you can't find something to interest you in the already established clubs you can create one. All the clubs on campus are student run and organized.
Greek Life
Stevens doesn't have a huge Greek life. We have about 12 fraternities and 3 sororities. However, what they lack in size they make up in involvement. The Greek organizations are heavily influential around campus and the events they organize are really fun.
Campus Safety
The campus is very safe. The campus police are very nice and are dedicated to keeping everyone safe. Hoboken in general is a relatively small, safe town.
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April from Corona, CA

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
There are not many major choices outside of engineering however it offers a great education in all of the majors. As an athlete I enjoy the feeling of family in the team and the school. It is a large campus but still small enough to get to classes quickly.
Tips for prospective students
If you like a smaller school this is the school for you. This school also focuses on the sciences so you should have a strong background in them.
What to do for fun
There are so many things to do for fun, New York City is directly across from the school and the city of Hoboken is so much fun to live in. There are always activities on campus and in the city, it is hard to be bored here.
Clubs and Activities
There are seriously clubs for everyone.
Campus Safety
The campus police are great, they are really personable and are pretty relaxed. But when it comes to your safety that is their top concern.
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Sarah from Prince Frederick, MD

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Stevens is the perfect way to experience a beautiful small college while being a 5 minute train ride from New York City. You receive personal attention in classes, and are part of a Division 3 athletics power house. It truly is the best of both worlds.
Tips for prospective students
You want a strong base in mathematics and sciences. Aim for over 1800 on your SATs. If Stevens is your top school, apply early decision, as you are likely to get more financial aid that way.
Academic Rigor
Don't come to Stevens with your old high school study habits. The classes are demanding, but that is what makes the school so respected by those working in the field.
Dorm Life
The dorms are bigger than most of my friends' at other colleges, and there is the opportunity to stay on campus all four years. Freshmen dorms are usually doubles with a community bathroom and kitchen per floor along with laundry facilities in each building that are already paid for through housing. Starting your sophomore year, you can live in an apartment style dorm with kitchen, living area, bathrooms and 2 bedrooms for 4 people.
Food and Dining
The dining hall is set up in an all you can eat style. You swipe in and have plenty of options including a salad bar, the grill, brick oven pizza, pasta station, ice cream bar, and the sandwich and wrap station. Although the food is not to die for you can always find something you want to eat. Plus it's open till midnight, so late night study snacks are always an option.
What to do for fun
Stevens has an Entertainment Committee that sets up all kinds of fun events throughout the year including Super Bowl parties, picnics, trips and shows. The admissions building has a free bowling alley in the basement and if all else fails, there's always New York! A train ticket is only $2.50. Go explore!
Bang for the buck
Stevens has been at the top of the list for many surveys done for return on investment. While the ticket price scares many off, admissions is very generous with financial aid in comparison to other schools and Stevens graduates have an easy time finding a high paying job right out of college.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
While Stevens is not a big school, we do have our traditions, whether it be rubbing your hands together for a basketball free throw, or going to visit Castle Point before finals. (Castle Point is the most beautiful sight you will ever see of the New York skyline)
Great for these types of students
Stevens is great for anyone thinking about engineering, mathematics, or the sciences. If you're the type of student that appreciates your professor knowing your name and being invested in your success, Stevens is the school for you.
Clubs and Activities
There are all kinds of clubs to participate in. We have theatre, robotics, radio, sports, and dance, just to name a few. All freshmen receive a flash drive with all the clubs on campus that they can participate in.
Greek Life
As of right now Stevens has 14 frats and 4 sororities. Community service, academics and parties, that's all you really need to know.
Campus Safety
The Stevens police are the nicest guys you will ever meet. Need a ride to the train station cuz it's raining at 6 in the morning? They've got your back. You see them around all the time and everyone is so at ease because we know they are there for our safety... Or to cheer us on at a sporting event, which is pretty awesome too.
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Anna from Fountain Valley, CA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Don't be fooled by the small size of Stevens. Stevens is a great school. Both the faculty and the students who go there are incredibly supportive and want you to succeed.
Tips for prospective students
Bring your sun screen and winter coats. Stevens location on the Hudson River is beautiful, and you'll love using all the outside areas on beautiful, but when winter winds blow across the Hudson, you'll be glad to have a warm coat.
Academic Rigor
Very demanding and challenging, but I am learning more that I ever dreamed. The teachers and TA's are great about helping students. They want you to learn and do well.
Dorm Life
The best! I made so many friends my first month there that it felt like home. I love my new Steven's family.
Food and Dining
The dining hall is great. The ultimate meal plan lets you go in as many times as you want, and whenever you want. It is open til midnight. Love the ice cream and coffee runs!
What to do for fun
There is always someone in the dorms to hang out with. Or go off campus into Hoboken where there are lots of restaurants and shops. And with a 15 minute train ride you can be in New York City!
Bang for the buck
Stevens is a private school, so it isn't cheap, but I think it is worth it for the quality of education I am getting. And I love my ultimate food plan: any food any time.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Stevens is the high point for the Hoboken area, so when a hurricane hit we were the safest place to be!
Great for these types of students
Like learning and working with others.
Clubs and Activities
We have so many great clubs and there are plenty of fraternities and sororities to join.
Greek Life
I joined a sorority my first year and I love my big and all my other sisters. They keep us very busy doing lots of fun things.
Campus Safety
Great! Our campus security people are nice and the local Hoboken police are very connected with the school and available to help.
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Rebecca from Spencerport, NY

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Stevens is a great small school. Teachers are very attentive to your individual needs and classes challenge you at every level. The best part of this school is the community, you have NYC right across the river, but there is so much to do in Hoboken you don't even have to go into New York.
Tips for prospective students
If you are looking at this school be ready to work hard. The average amount of credits per semester here is higher than at other universities. Also, you are going to have to work in your classes. Things might not always come easy, but the benefits of the extra work is immense.
Academic Rigor
Every class at this school pushes you to try new things and learn along the way. Classes are hard and take a lot of studying time, but you definitely learn a lot.
Dorm Life
The dorms here are pretty average your freshman year. After your freshman year the choices you have for housing increase immensely. There are many different options on and off campus dorms and apartments.
Food and Dining
The dining hall is all you can eat which is great. It serves better food than your average college dining hall there are also a lot of extra perks that come with the meal plan. Duck Bills are probably the best part which give you money to spend at restaurants down in town, and let me tell you I have never had a bad meal in Hoboken.
What to do for fun
There is so much to do for fun at Stevens. There is just about any type of club you could think of. New York City is Right across the river with many different activities to do. Although you may not find yourself going there a lot because there is just so much to do in Hobken,it's full of great restaurants and little shops.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
You will love Castle Point the views are amazing and you will find yourself just sitting there a lot.
Great for these types of students
A Stevens student has to enjoy an academic challenge and not be afraid to work hard.
Clubs and Activities
There are so many different clubs and activities on campus from greek life, sports, professional groups, community service,and so much more. A student will definitely be able to find a club or activity that they enjoy.
Greek Life
We have a significant Greek life for such a small school. The fraternities and sororities host many events that are very fun and entertaining. They are also extremely close by located only one block off of campus.
Campus Safety
Campus is very safe. You will see campus police around all the time. They are very friendly people and always willing to lend a helping hand.
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Ashely from Englewood, NJ

accepted here and planning to attend soon
2 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
From what I've heard, Stevens is a great place for those who are willing to learn. This is one of the reasons why I have chosen to go there. The curriculum is great and there are just so many opportunities there. For example, the co-op program will allow me to gain experience in the work field while learning about that specific career and what it takes to succeed in the field.
Will enjoy being here
I think I will enjoy being there, only because the campus is really nice. It's right next to the water, which means there's always a great view. I won't get to enjoy it that much, since I might be staying at home, but I'll still be able to enjoy being there during the day.
Bang for the buck
Although it's a bit expensive, I think I'll get a great education and even graduate with a job already confirmed.
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JoaoPaulo from East Rutherford, NJ

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Stevens presents a great community. There are lots of opportunities when it comes to internships and job experience. The education is of great quality, and all students thrive for success.
Tips for prospective students
The college is close to the city, there are lots of things to do. Be prepared to spend a lot of time studying for exams and doing homework. If you want something, go after it, people at Stevens are willing to make it happen. Get involved!
Academic Rigor
There is a lot of homework due and exams. Not all classes require much, but the core ones sometimes are challenging. I think all the learning is worth in the end though.
Dorm Life
I am not a dormer myself, but it seems to be good from what my friends say.
Food and Dining
I really like it. There are a few dinning places in the school and the city has several other places to go. The food in the school is pretty good, I am satisfied.
What to do for fun
You may go outside and play volleyball in the sand or play Frisbee. You can jog by the Hudson River, or go to New York City watch a play or just walk around. Clubs and organizations hold events almost weekly, providing many opportunities for students to come out and have fun!
Bang for the buck
I believe Stevens is worth your money. There is much going on around the school. Although, be aware you will be very busy with homework and studying! :). In my opinion, it is worth it at the end!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Ducks, ducks everywhere. You must get a rubber duck.
Great for these types of students
Technology Students.
Clubs and Activities
There are several clubs and activities going on campus! You can even start your own!
Greek Life
You see people from Greek life everywhere.
Campus Safety
The Campus Police is great and takes very good care of the school. The city is also pretty safe, so there shouldn't be anything to worry about.
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Angela from Sparta, NJ

a current student here
12 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Stevens provides a challenge, yet most of the learning is practical or hands on. I feel exceptionally prepared for real world work in the future!
Am enjoying being here
It is a small, close knit school. As long as you get involved, its the best years of your life.
Bang for the buck
Stevens students are highly recognized in the industry. Many companies exclusively recruit from Stevens because the students are so well prepared.
Tips for prospective students
As a division 3 school, you couldn't ask for a better relationship between athletics and academics. Varsity sports are completely sponsored for the school, so I've saved thousands of dollars yet been able to remain athletic. Coaches recognize that students are looking for a good academic education, yet professors are very willing to work around athletics events (and even come support them!)
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Dana from Bayonne, NJ

a current student here
10 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Stevens provides a rigorous academic curriculum. I am challenged in my classes, but have learned much since high school.
Am enjoying being here
Even though school work is always the main priority, there's always something going on on campus. Personally, I am involved with our radio station as well as a few other clubs. Additionally, our entertainment committee provides subsidized trips to different concerts, plays, and events.
Tips for prospective students
Definitely get involved with the co-op program (alternate semesters of work and study). Although the classroom is a great place for learning, nothing can beat actually working in my field.
Great for these types of students
For a small school, Stevens has quite an eclectic student body. There's something for everyone.
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