Health & Safety

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

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

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Newark aka high crime rate. Cops are around though.

3 College Junior

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

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 Senior

Health & Safety: On average every semester we receive news of at least three robberies. We are city with a high crime rate however the area around the campus has increasingly become safer. In efforts to keep crime down public safety presence is fairly high during daytime hours. I must note that all reported robberies have occurred during early morning hours.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1118th
    Safest Campuses
  • 1276th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1359th
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kevin Holton
Hometown
Long Branch, New Jersey
Major
Undecided
Grad Year
2015
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While the New Jersey Institute of Technology has its own security team, this does not mean students should count themselves as safe. The campus police will keep unsavory characters off of campus, but this doesn't stop students from stealing belongings from each other. These incidents are hard to track down, and students do not have an easy way of finding out what has or has not been happening around campus in terms of thefts, harassment, and other crimes they might want to know about. Also, any attempt to go off campus should be made with at least one friend. Though Newark and NJIT police will both frequent "Frat Row," and Rutgers-Newark (which is less than one block away) has its own security in the area, it would still be very risky for a student to be out and about without company. The risk factor has a significant increase if the student is off campus after dark.

The safest recommendation for students commuting to NJIT or even taking the train home once in a while would be to either drive to campus and park in the NJIT Parking Deck, or travel to and from Newark Penn Station via the light rail. Travel light, when possible.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 10
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 4
Security Office
Department of Public Safety
154 Summit St., First level of the Parking Deck
(973) 596-3111
www.njit.edu/publicsafety
Safety Services
  • Campus patrol
  • Emergency and non-emergency hotlines
  • Police escorts
Health Center
Student Health Services
323 Martin Luther King Blvd.
(973) 596-3621
www.njit.edu/healthservices
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Counseling and education
  • Family planning
  • Laboratory services
  • Prescriptions
  • Referrals
  • STD testing
  • Treatment of illnesses and injuries
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?
No
Did You Know?
The streets near NJIT are generally not walked down by students on a routine basis. Frat row is typically the farthest most students will walk (one to two blocks off campus), and even that isn't always considered safe. Students will walk in pairs, if not groups, when leaving campus and never walk too far in certain directions, for fear of ending up near the projects or homeless shelters nearby.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 36 responses

  • 24% Criminal activity near campus
  • 19% Theft/robberies
  • 12% Walking alone
  • 9% Gang violence
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Drugs
  • 4% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 2% None
  • 1% Excessive drinking

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 35 responses

  • 6% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 23% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 14% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 34% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 23% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 35 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 3% Not very visible.
  • 0% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 49% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 49% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 36 responses

  • 3% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 28% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 47% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 22% Extremely safe and secure on campus.

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