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5,529
Tuition (in-state)
$28,274 ($15,218)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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2 College Sophomore

Academics: Teachers do not speak english. Big classes, Math is tough.

2 College Sophomore

Academics: You cannot take any classes you want to take. Everything is already made.

3 College Junior

Academics: School really need to look over and evaluate how some of the professors do not do their job !

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3 College Junior

Academics: I would expect many more majors to be offered !

4 College Freshman

Academics: Teachers and staff are willing to give extra help!

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 725th
    Best Online Course Options
  • 872nd
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 1190th
    Most Flexible Curriculums
  • 1201st
    Best Technology in the Classroom
  • 1217th
    Smartest Professors

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kevin Holton
Hometown
Long Branch, New Jersey
Major
Undecided
Grad Year
2015
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New Jersey Institute of Technology is a great school. The faculty has a very hands-on approach to the education they provide, and there is no doubt it is one of the best public schools around in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). At the same time, this means the classes are very challenging. Students will, without a doubt, need a significant amount of studying time. Few students go through their academic careers at NJIT without pulling at least one "all-nighter."

Any student entering the honors program has the added benefit of the honors faculty, who will work hand in hand with students to make sure their educational goals are being met. The student will have to make sure they are available when the faculty is, because those of the Albert Dorman Honors College tend to be very busy. However, students should not come to this school without any academic pursuits in mind. If a student may be considering a humanities or social sciences major, this is the wrong school. The courses a student will need to take in the departments of humanities and other social sciences are little more than a course that ensures the students can write well enough to communicate data and cite their sources.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
16:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
389
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
248
Total FT Faculty
426
Faculty with Terminal Degree
100%
Average Faculty Salary
$114,993
Full-Time Retention Rate
82%
Part-Time Retention Rate
81%
Transfer-Out Rate
28%
Graduation Rate
54%
Programs/Majors Offered
47
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 36%
  • 20 to 49 students: 60%
  • 50 or more students: 4%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: Yes
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • Albert Dorman Honors College
  • College of Architecture and Design
  • College of Computing Sciences
  • College of Science and Liberal Arts
  • Newark College of Engineering
  • School of Management
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Computer and Information Studies: 4%
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering: 4%
  • Engineering Technology, General: 3%
  • Information Science/Studies: 4%
Graduation Requirements
  • Computer literacy
  • English (including composition)
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Cooperative education program
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Weekend college
Online Courses
The online courses are mostly with graduate certificates (business and computing, data mining, IT administration, etc.) and master's degrees (business and information systems, civil engineering, information systems, professional and technical communication, etc.).
Best Places to Study
  • The Green (campus courtyard)
  • Honors Lounge
  • Library basement
  • Main Dining Hall
  • Residence hall study lounges
  • Tech CafĂ©
Tips to Succeed
  • Avoid drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, and profuse partying.
  • Do not delay when registering for courses.
  • Have at least a small amount of street smarts.
  • Keep your GPA high.
  • Stay involved on campus.
  • Study hard in math.
  • Visit the library, especially if you need help with something.
Did You Know?
NJIT has an area known as CAPE-the Center for Academic and Personal Enrichment-that offers free tutoring in many subjects so that students never have to feel overwhelmed by falling behind in class.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 28 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 25 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

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