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Athletics

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3 College Senior

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

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

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.

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+.

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.

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NJIT is a Division I school with a wide variety of intramural sports, including fencing, soccer, and volleyball. Anyone interested in both sports and engineering could definitely look to NJIT to satisfy those desires. Most of the facilities are up-to-date or state-of-the-art. NJIT has an indoor and outdoor track, numerous studios, a pool, and a weight room that many enjoy using on a routine basis. However, the volleyball court leaves much to be desired.

While many attend games, few celebrate any noticable school spirit. The wearing of school colors is a rarity outside of those who are wearing sweatpants or jackets with the NJIT logo on them. Even many athletes find themselves feeling apathetic toward the sports programs and the aspect of school spirit. The scholarships offered to student athletes are small in comparison to those offered for academic merit.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: Independent Northeast Region
School Colors
Red, white, and black
School Nickname
Highlander
Men Playing Varsity Sports
151 - 4%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
88 - 8%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Bowling
  • Ice hockey
Intramurals
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center
  • Lubetkin Field at J. Malcolm Simon Stadium
  • The Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility
  • Prudential Center
  • Riverfront Stadium
Most Popular Sports
Soccer, volleyball
Most Overlooked Teams
Basketball, fencing
School Spirit
Moderate-students will wear school colors, but they don't go out of their way to show their "Highlander Pride."
Getting Tickets
Tickets are easy to obtain, and they are usually cheap if the events are not free for all students. Students can also receive discounted tickets to professional sporting events.
Best Place to Take a Walk
While it is difficult to find a nice place to take a walk in Newark, there are two parks within walking distance, and the path there is safe. Military Park and Washington Park are both nice and can be good places to study, as well.
Did You Know?
Though a small school, NJIT is a Division I school, offering 16 different sports.

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 94 responses

  • 2% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 19% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 64% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 15% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 94 responses

  • 15% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 20% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 56% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 9% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 94 responses

  • 2% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 48% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 40% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 10% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
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