Newark, NJ
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$27,140 ($14,740)
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Reviews 634 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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5 College Sophomore

Computers: This is a tech school.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Fair amount of strictness for your safety.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: If you want to party, this place can be adequate as a lot of students from Rutgers, Essex, Montclair, and others go to parties here.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Everyone here is different and interesting. We have all kinds of people from all over the world here. This school is a well known international school.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The Iron Bound has the best variety of restaurants, it's quite the walk but worth it.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I am currently fully funded by Financial Aid. No money is coming out of my pockets. Life is grand.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: NJIT has a Career Development Center, another thing NJIT is proud of. Ninety percent of graduates land a job within the year of their graduation here at NJIT. Internships are plenty; NJIT functions like a cutthroat business firm.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: There are great Majors to study here at NJIT. If it's one thing your money is going towards is definitely the variety of Majors available. Also some majors are very difficult and are almost comparable to Ivy League school majors.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's a lot better than Stevens from what I can tell. Each room has their own bathroom and do not share communal bathrooms, but they do have a public bathroom.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: NJIT recently built the Greek Village, a very modern and nice collection of Greek Housing. Much nicer than the dorms and a lot more space and privacy.

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There has been a semester of constant muggings, robberies and violence, because of the outlying neighborhoods.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Maximum of four seasons as expected for any place in New England. Winters can be brutal at times.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I would prefer to live off-campus in University Centre or the Society Hill, since I feel locked up within this college.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This college, however, has the best return of investment. Cheaper high-quality education than anywhere.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: If your looking for a movie theater good luck. As for food there are great places to go to in the Iron Bound, which is predominantly Portuguese. NJIT is on top of the hill overlooking Rutgers, Seton Hall, and is adjacent to Essex Community College.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have sports clubs such as intramural soccer and rugby. There people willing to play pick up games, but as for school spirit it is non-existent except during Renaissance Fair.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Some facilities are in renovation, most are top notch and modern, but some are still old and Victorian.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Make sure you make the right friends, because it can go both ways.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Just be wary of everyone trying to enter and leave the parking deck at once, it can take 10 to 20 tops minutes to accomplish anything.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Not in a conference and theres really no school spirit

2 College Freshman

Nightlife: Frat row is really the only place to go to find parties.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Its there if you go looking, i just don't look for that, not my thing

1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Not many people live on campus most people commute.

2 College Student

Campus Housing: very old and outdated and cheap

3 College Student

Transportation: a little sketchy at night


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Kevin Holton
Long Branch, New Jersey
Grad Year
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First and foremost, NJIT is a school a student will want to choose if he or she is looking to major in mathematics or sciences. NJIT's math department rivals MIT's mathematics programs, and the school is always doing major research projects and developing new products or more efficient alternatives to what already exists. However, NJIT is, without a doubt, not the school to choose if a student has any inclination toward the humanities or liberal arts, unless he or she is interested in the technological aspect of social science. Outside of the intense curricula, major projects, and high hiring rates for NJIT graduates, there is very little that makes NJIT unique. The athletics department is not impressive; the social life is, for the most part, dead; and the staff does not work nearly as close to its students as professors claim to during the introductory sessions. Other than the school's stellar math and science reputation, the other benefits of NJIT are that the school has a varied food selection for students and that some of the buildings are new and impressive. There are also clubs to explore student interests and activities, though most of these are of a technological orientation, as well.

Overall, NJIT has a great curricula in the sciences, but it is not the school for those with interests extending beyond the realm of technology. While a student can make a tight-knit group of friends in this small student body, students are often so busy studying that social lives are the last thing a student can worry about.

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