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Reviews 916 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: There are two police stations on NJIT campus. You will see a police car on every street. There are 3 types of police you will see around NJIT; Newark Police, NJIT police and Rutgers Police.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: There are many options to consider when living on campus at NJIT. Freshmen will dorm in cypress hall their first year, then most move to Laurel hall. They all come with recreation areas, lounges, study rooms, kitchens (except cypress), Laundry rooms. Oak Hall is for seniors and graduates and is very hard to get into.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek Life at NJIT is very popular. There is on and off campus housing for Greek students.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Popular sports at NJIT are basketball and volleyball, and a new athletics center is being built.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: NJIT has an amazing internship program that will almost certainly land you a great job

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Some professors are great at teaching. They often know what they are talking about. Other professors are great at what they do, but are terrible at teaching.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I think safety on campus is NJIT's top priority. We have or own police unit

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I havent heard much about NJIT's greek life but I know its there

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports are good here. We have many Division 1 teams. I am planning to join a team come the fall semester

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have attended NJIT for about two months in a summer program.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The professors I have had have been wonderful and offered extra help to any student. They do their job well. Some are hard to understand but its a part of life dealing with people from other countries.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: NJIT is honestly the best when it comes to value of a degree. Many students graduate with a job already and have great starting salaries.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: We have had a few incidents of assault and a murder. It was definitely scary but the residents in the surrounding areas aren't the best.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I've only been inside them a few times since I commute. I did not want to live in Newark

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is good because it helps you socialize. NJIT is all about academics so most of the greeks are intelligent kids.

4 College Junior

Athletics: The athletics at our school definitely bring us together as a college. We get very involved and show our support all the time. Definitely a plus when it comes to this school since a lot of us are there for academics.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have had an amazing experience so far. It has taught me how to be a responsible adult. I have experienced hard classes and work experience. I learned how to network and I have met plenty of people that can assist me in my future.

4 College Senior

Drug Safety: Do what you want at the end of the day, if you want to find stuff it's pretty easy to do so if you don't you can easily stay away and not ever come into contact with it.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: NJIT is what you make of it there's bad things and good things about the school, but as long as you find a good group of friends college is going to be a blast.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Newark isn't the safest city, but campus itself is really safe. We have 5 police departments (NJIT Police, Rutgers Police, Essex County College Police, Newark Police, and Essex County Sheriffs) patrolling the area and the college has done practically everything to ensure that campus is safe, your pretty much can't go 2 minutes without having a cop pass you on patrol. Obviously things happen, but as long as you're not stupid on campus nothing will happen to you.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I've never used the career services on campus, but as a pre-health student my pre-health advisor helped me so much and even the upperclassmen were so willing to help. The help is really there if you need it.

5 College Senior

Campus Housing: If you're an honors student you're probably going to have one of the best dorms in the entire country, you have your own bathroom, A/C and heating unit, brand new furniture, & the dorms were just built in 2013. The entire honors hall is perfect there are 5 lounges on every floor (2 of which have 65" TVs, whiteboards, and a microwave in them on every floor) and then the second floor has 50+ computers for you to use, free printing, and multiple other TVs on the floor for you to use as well as a pool and ping pong table. Also there's a connivence store in the building as well as a gym and a pizza place. Honors is by far the best housing option on campus, the other options are somewhat mediocre besides Oak which is apartment style.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: Being a member of Greek life myself, I can easily say that being Greek at NJIT is pretty great especially because of the fact that Rutgers-Newark is right next door you can intermingle with a lot of different fraternities and sororities from both schools. The Greek community is pretty tight and you can easily find an organization on campus that fits you. Greek housing behind honors is probably one of the nicest in the nation, it's basically a dorm for your entire organization and was built back in 2013. There is a frat row where you can choose to stay if your organization has their own house, but the houses aren't as nice and have to be privately owned.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Sports aren't the biggest thing at NJIT and right now our gym is 40+ years old so it's really out dated, but a $100 million dollar new gym is being built and it looks really promising, it should open by Fall 2017 so by then the athletic facilities can be rated as an A+.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: NJIT is probably one of the most generous schools when it comes to scholarships. Obviously it isn't one of the biggest schools with everything to do on campus, but because we're neighbors with Rutgers-Newark the parties are great and you can meet all different types of people regardless of what you're interested in. I definitely ran into some great professors at NJIT and even though sometimes campus can get boring as long as you have a good group of friends you'll have a blast.

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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.

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