Athletics

Location
Newark, NJ
Undergrads
5,183
Tuition (in-state)
$27,140 ($14,740)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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1 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am part of the athletic program and it is terrible. Our facilities are old and we do not get enough money from the school.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I'm not really involved in the sports aspect of the campus, however I do see banners and poster to support the different teams.

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.

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3 College Freshman

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

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2 College Student

Athletics: no one really cares about them

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1160th
    Best Intramural Sports
  • 1185th
    Most Active Varsity Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kevin Holton
Hometown
Long Branch, New Jersey
Major
Undecided
Grad Year
2015
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NJIT is a Division I school with a wide variety of intramural sports, including fencing, soccer, and volleyball. Anyone interested in both sports and engineering could definitely look to NJIT to satisfy those desires. Most of the facilities are up-to-date or state-of-the-art. NJIT has an indoor and outdoor track, numerous studios, a pool, and a weight room that many enjoy using on a routine basis. However, the volleyball court leaves much to be desired.

While many attend games, few celebrate any noticable school spirit. The wearing of school colors is a rarity outside of those who are wearing sweatpants or jackets with the NJIT logo on them. Even many athletes find themselves feeling apathetic toward the sports programs and the aspect of school spirit. The scholarships offered to student athletes are small in comparison to those offered for academic merit.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: Great West Conference
School Colors
Red, white, and black
School Nickname
Highlander
Men Playing Varsity Sports
151 - 4%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
88 - 8%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Bowling
  • Ice hockey
Intramurals
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center
  • Lubetkin Field at J. Malcolm Simon Stadium
  • The Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility
  • Prudential Center
  • Riverfront Stadium
Most Popular Sports
Soccer, volleyball
Most Overlooked Teams
Basketball, fencing
School Spirit
Moderate-students will wear school colors, but they don't go out of their way to show their "Highlander Pride."
Getting Tickets
Tickets are easy to obtain, and they are usually cheap if the events are not free for all students. Students can also receive discounted tickets to professional sporting events.
Best Place to Take a Walk
While it is difficult to find a nice place to take a walk in Newark, there are two parks within walking distance, and the path there is safe. Military Park and Washington Park are both nice and can be good places to study, as well.
Did You Know?
Though a small school, NJIT is a Division I school, offering 16 different sports.

Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 46 responses

  • 9% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 43% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 46% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 2% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 47 responses

  • 13% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 47% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 23% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 17% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 47 responses

  • 23% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 55% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 19% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 2% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
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