Newark, NJ
Tuition (in-state)
$27,140 ($14,740)
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Reviews 615 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: It is located in a shady part of Newark and walking off campus is sketchy

College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I am in a long-term relationship with my beautiful girlfriend. I'd rather not elaborate on the girls on this campus, only because I'm not searching for one. However, from what I've seen, the amount of girls here correlates to the amount of guys willing to pursue them.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drug safety is dependent on two factors: the responsibility of the students and the awareness of the public safety officers

College Freshman

Academics: NJIT is not easy, you must be dedicated and hardworking to excel. Your personal efforts will determine your success.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I'm not too aware of the housing opportunities off-campus, but from what I heard is that they are slightly cheaper than dorming. I love living on-campus, but off-campus housing is a possibility that I will consider in the future.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: I do not go to parties, or the bar/club scenes around campus. However, for those who don't enjoy that type of scene, there are plenty of things to do. Me personally, I don't drink or smoke, so I choose to do other things such as play basketball or relax in my room. Seems boring, but for me, it's the best way to unwind after a long day of classes.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek Life is thriving here at NJIT, however I am not apart of it. Just a personal decision.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: I support the learning and accepting ethnic backgrounds on campus.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Newark isn't the safest city in the US, but NJIT does a fair job of keeping the campus safe. Not amazing, but fair.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Well, it's the inner-city: Newark to be exact. New Jersey is a north-east state, so it feels like Florida in the summer, and Maine in the winter.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The food around campus is fantastic. From a brief walk, to a 20-minute drive, there are dozens of amazing places to have a meal. It's only right to have good food to cheer up the students who are depressed from their academic burdens.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus at New Jersey Institute of Technology is a very great experience, but all in all, it's really what you make it.

4 College Freshman

Computers: The computers at New Jersey Institute of Technology are great.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: i'm an Architecture student at NJIT, I consider the program very complete. I feel that I have grown as a designer. On the other hand the atmosphere of studios can be improved. It is hard to progress when the environment where I am most of the time is unpleasant.

2 College Freshman

Transportation: The campus shuttle mainly goes around the Rutgers campus and the downtown area with one stop at njit

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a wide variety of restaurants in the downtown Newark area. From pizzerias to fast food to seafood.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: GDS has great variety and there is a pizzeria, a taco bell and a subway if students want even more dining choices.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I haven't done many core classes for my major but I know there are numerous oportunities for work study and internships.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Personally, I don't notice much drug use or drinking on campus. Students are not allowed to smoke within 25 feet of any dorm. Drinking is not allowed in the presence of anyone under 21.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Much of the student body go to attend our basketball and soccer games. As a division 1 school, we take pride in our team's success.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The school is in the city, so there are lots of options for dining. There's Newark Penn station for buses and trains. There's also the NJPAC and the Izod Centre for entertainment.

2 College Freshman

Weather: Frequent snowstorms this winter has caused numerous class cancellations. The spring semester calendar may need to be adjusted because of this.

College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Havent went to any off campus restaurants as they are not close enough to walk to, but drove to a diner 10 minutes away from campus and the food was fantastic tops diner is one the best diners near njit

3 College Student

Nightlife: I havent been to many parties in my college career without time due to my major and the required after class hours i need. And the parties i have been to were okay with at 7:1 guy girl ratio parties are just not that enjoyable

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Had a few problems with computers and Wi-Fi


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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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