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Reviews 906 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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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.

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.

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.

3 College Student

Athletics: i do not really pay much attention to the athletics but they do have outstanding athletes that help give our school a good reputation.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: NJIT so far has been great for the few days that i have spent there they really have shown me that they care about the student's success. They give us hard-working challenges to make sure we are readily equipped for what the future might hold for us. I would re-choose this school all over again because they help me get ready for my career , they teach me the important material. I probably wouldn't choose it because of all the projects i have been hearing about.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So the classes are good. Generally taught by someone with a doctorate which is good for most people. The variety of courses doesn't really exist. We all have planned curriculums with some 16-19 credits planned out so that we can hopefully graduate on time. We can not really change that without pushing our graduation date back and no one really wants to do that. The class styles are very much lecture style classes with some of the lab classes being more hands on. There are some large classes but those are the general classes like calculus or general chemistry. Classes specifically for your major are much smaller and tend to be a group of people you will be going to class with for the rest of your time at school.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So this school is great for getting a job. They had an entire building for it. And while I personally haven't gotten a job through them yet, they have a high success rate for coaching you to be the best you that you can be and getting you that job and position. I can't speak on the alumni association, because apart from the fact that they host a lot of events at the school, i know virtually nothing about the,. The career fairs always have the best companies for your major. Exxon, Johnson and Johnson, Merck to name a few. All in all its pretty great.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: At the beginning of orientation every single time, they do a sketch about sexual assault that really drives it home that sexual assault is sexual assault no matter what you try to label it as. The campus crime is low. If any crimes are committed it tends to be crimes by outsiders not people that attend the university. They always tell you to walk in groups and they have the NJIT Police at most major intersections so that you can feel safe. They have a blue light system so you can always report things like that. I tend to feel safe on campus because I am generally inconspicuous enough that I can pretty much not be spotted or not viewed as threatening in any situation.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek life is pretty much the social atmosphere of our campus. If we didn't have Greek life there would be no parties or a huge number of events they throw. I think its great that they hold huge events and do a multitude of things for their individual charity effort they are sponsoring. I personally think that what they do is good for the NJIT community. There are Greek houses and you can live in them. There are the school built ones which are very nice and fancy and then there are the ones that are just near the school.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our teams are pretty like in general, some of our fencers were nationally ranked, our basketball team nearly made it to march madness and we have soccer teams. But not a lot of their games are well attended. Mostly because NJIT is a mostly commuter school so the people who go to the games are the people living on campus but a majority of them would rather study and not go to the games. We only have school spirit whn the game might be on TV which only happens for our basketball team. The facilities are good, in fact they are undergooing a huge renovation to add more space and a higher quality gym in general. But that means currently there's no soccer field or track so that hurts the rugby team, the baseball team, the track team and of course the soccer team.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's alright. It's not that big of a campus and is a really tiny school, but for the concentrations they teach you they tend to be well qualified and well equipped to teach these things. The actual social part of the school is kind of disheartening because its not really a very social school besides the couple of parties thrown off campus. But if you're just going there to get a good education then you have come to the right place.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The overall safety could be improved because there is always the risk that you might get mugged

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: My overall experience when applying was great and the recruiting team was helpful.

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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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