New Jersey Institute of Technology Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Newark, NJ
Website
www.njit.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
5,183
Part-Time Undergrads
1,421
Setting
Large city
In-State Tuition
$14,740
Out-of-State Tuition
$27,140
Room & Board
$11,750
Acceptance Rate
69 %
Admission Difficulty
Average
Average SAT Scores
1490–1820
Average ACT Scores
22–29

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Athletic center
  • The events held by student organizations
  • Many resume-building programs
  • Quality education

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • The "free Wi-Fi" is rarely, if ever, accessible.
  • Lack of female students
  • No social scene on the weekends
  • Some professors do not speak English well and have thick accents.

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

NJIT Student Reviews

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2 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: college is amazing but in the middle of high crime area

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Our frat row is actually really good! we have a great frat row

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: we are in newark and it is pretty dangerous so be careful

2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: the social aspect of this school is terrible but you learn a lot.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The socail aspect of the school is good and the jobs you can get are great

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