Newark, NJ
Tuition (in-state)
$27,140 ($14,740)
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1 College Sophomore

Facilities: Too many guys, not enough interaction.

4 College Junior

Facilities: I have not attended yet, but from what I have heard it is a great institute and I am excited to start!

3 College Sophomore

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

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5 College Freshman

Facilities: Library offers an environment where you can easily study in complete quietness. Athletic center offers different gyms for athletes and regular nonathletic students.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: Campus is small which makes it easier to get to class. Our school's team are top in college in teams.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 404th
    Greenest Campuses
  • 1054th
    Best Student Centers
  • 1126th
    Best Library
  • 1296th
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 1360th
    Best Performance Venues

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kevin Holton
Long Branch, New Jersey
Grad Year
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Some of the best features of NJIT are its libraries and lounges; they are very modern, well-designed, and comfortable—as much a visual pleasure as they are helpful and fun. The libraries have extensive databases, with significant information available online for student convenience. The lounges have ample furniture and amenities. In terms of academic buildings, the science labs and theater, on the other hand, are a bit rundown. These areas and the buildings in which they are located are older facilities. The equipment is not as efficient, the seating often uncomfortable, and the design bland. When it comes to breaking a sweat or hosting a campus program, the athletic center is very new and can act as a venue for many different events. While somewhat old, it's still in good condition. The equipment is replaced when worn, so the treadmills, rackets, nets, and other such items are always in fine condition.

Despite all of the facilities and amenities, students tend to get very bored on campus. There are not enough facilities to entertain a significant portion of the students at any given time, and the student organizations have trouble hosting enough events to make better use of the limited space or equipment. Many students go home whenever possible to avoid the boredom.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
45 acres
Student Centers
NJIT Campus Center
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
Robert W. Van Houten Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • "The Green"
  • Frat row
  • Main Dining Hall
  • Microelectronics Center
  • Redwood Hall
Bar on Campus
The Highlander Pub, located on the third floor of the Campus Center, has a "21-and-up" section as well as an "'all access" section for those who are not of drinking age. Students can order a variety of bar-style foods, such as chicken wings and french fries. They can also play pool and a few arcade games. Events like Oktoberfest occur here, and the stage located within the pub often features hit comedians and magicians.
Bowling on Campus
There are several bowling lanes located in the game room, which is in the basement of the Campus Center.
Coffeehouse on Campus
The campus coffeehouse is known as Tech Café. Anyone can purchase things here; students have the option to pay with "flex points," NJIT's student dining point system.
Movie Theater on Campus
There is no movie theater on campus, but the Student Activities Council, as well as several other organizations, will at times reserve the Campus Center atrium or ballroom to show a movie on the projectors in those areas.
"Green" Initiatives
Solar panels are installed on the Campus Center roof.
School Slang
  • GDS: Main Dining Hall (Gourmet Dining Services)
  • SAC: Student Activities Council
  • UC: University Centre
Redwood floor dinners: Redwood is a very social dorm. It is common for large groups or even the entire floor to go eat at the same time at least once a week.
Favorite Things To Do
Students enjoy eating meals together, hanging out by the Green (a field in the center of campus), or visiting each other in the dorms, when not studying or participating in a club.
Student Newspaper
The Vector
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
There are many clubs that offer all sorts of experiences to NJIT students. Whether a student is looking for a social club, a career-specific club (like the Society of Women Engineers), or a more active club (like the Student Activities Council or the student newspaper), there is a club for any interest. Many students join clubs if they aren't involved with theater, athletics, or work. It is somewhat easy to start a club. All the student needs is to draw up the club constitution and have enough students interested in joining said club.
Student Activities Offered
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organization
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • Musical theater
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Yearbook
Air Force ROTC: Yes
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes
Did You Know?
  • The Campus Center has a game room, complete with bowling alleys, pool tables, pingpong tables, and arcade games.
  • Clubs often form based on mutual interests, like video games, anime, and martial arts.
  • There are clubs specifically designed for those interested in volunteer work, with different points of focus. For example, there is a group for breast cancer awareness and a different group for helping those in need in other countries.

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 42 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 50 responses

  • 0% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 26% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 32% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 42% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 45 responses

  • 9% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 22% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 58% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 11% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.



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