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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are the 0.01% of people at the university that are your typical snob that loves only one thing and hates everything else, but the other 99.99% of people at that university are fantastic.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I've heard from other students that it isn't so bad.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I've seen some of the athletes in action on campus and they are great.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: When you're on campus, you're safe. The campus police are quick to respond and are serious about their jobs.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: To be honest, I haven't really thought about the Greek life here. I'm a Freshman as I'm writing this so the only time I hear about them are at large gatherings.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I personally love the "grease trucks" that park on corners on a crossroad on campus. They have a lot of good food. Other options are available, too.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Some of the college's policies are a bit difficult to understand at first, but once you hear their explanation of said policy, you'll understand the university's point of view almost instantly.

4 College Freshman

Academics: There are some of those professors that you do not want to have at all for the next few months, but once you identify who they are, take that advantage to avoid them as much as possible. Anyway, the professors so far are fantastic.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Newark is not as bad as its reputation. I grew up in a city so I know what unsafe areas are like. It's also conveniently close to NYC.

3 College Junior

Academics: The best place to study at is CKB third floor or in the CE lab if you're a civil engineer. The library needs to be renovated.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: GDS is decent. People don't realize that it's actually a lot better than some other college dining halls I've been to. It gets repetitive but it's edible.

3 College Junior

Majors: NJIT accepts almost anyone with a little common sense, but half of the people accepted aren't smart enough to survive up until graduation.

3 College Junior

Majors: Engineering is NOT for everyone. You need to study day in, day out if you want a good GPA.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: Some people complain that NJIT has no social/party life. That's not even true though.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: The financial aid office workers are a mess and in order to deal with them you have to be very assertive.

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4 College Junior

Majors: I haven't had an internship yet, but I plan to. There's plenty of opportunity if you seek it.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Almost everyone here is a little nerdy in their own way, which is cool.

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4 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm part of Greek life. It's definitely one of my best decisions in college to become a part of a fraternity. The only downside is the money you have to pay, but if you are able to do it I'd definitely recommend it.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There's the UC and there's Society Hill. I also know some students live in the Ironbound or in Kearney/Harrison, but to live there you'd definitely need a car.

4 College Junior

Academics: It definitely isn't easy especially if you're in engineering, but in the end all the stress and hard work will be worth it.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I am aware that some of our teams are D1 and pretty good, but I've only been to a couple games.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Oak Hall is really awesome if you have a suite. The other dorms are eh. They're livable.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Best places near campus: Tops Diner, McGovern's, 27 Mix, La Cocina, Robert's Pizza, Sbarro, Taco Bell, Checkers, Subway, King Wok, Intrinsic, Giovanni Pizza, Pizza Hut, Warren St. Cafe, Harvest Table, Dunkin Donuts, McDonald's, Iberia, Sabor Latino, the list goes on... There are plenty of options, you just need to explore them. Most are closer to Rutgers - Newark which is a couple blocks down the hill. Some are further away like in the Ironbound or close to UMDNJ. It helps to have a car on campus.

3 College Junior

Administration: When it comes to common exams the administration is pretty strict with grading. Especially in math.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Yes, Newark has a lot of crime (like any city) but people fail to realize that NJIT is located in University Heights. That particular neighborhood is safer than most towns/cities across NJ. There's always cops around campus keeping an eye out and I've personally never encountered a safety issue on/around campus and I commute on the train and am constantly walking off campus. Muggings do happen around/on campus occasionally, but they also happen on pretty much every single University all over NJ.

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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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