New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, NJ

New Jersey Institute of Technology, founded in 1881, is a public, technical institution. The 45-acre campus is located in downtown Newark.

Website: www.njit.edu/

Public
Co-ed
8,483
Undergraduate
Students
(25.9%) 2,193 Women
(74.1%) 6,290 Men
2,963
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
61% of 7,254 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
March 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.58
SAT Math
659 average
610-700 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
626 average
580-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
24-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $30,938
Out-of-state: $46,350
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $17,338
Out-of-state: $32,750
Room and Board
$13,600
Average Percent of Need Met
51%
Average Freshman Award
$13,628
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$40,979
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
439
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 20% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Newark Population
278,427
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
53% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Highlanders
Sororities
3% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
21.8% Asian
8.5% Black/African-American
20.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
33.5% White
12.3% Unknown
International Students
4.5% from 64 countries
First-Year Students Returning
88.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
27.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
80%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 2  
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   1
History   1
Academic Electives   2

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required July 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
University Heights
City, State, Zip
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone
(973) 596-3300
Fax
(973) 802-1854
E-mail
admissions@njit.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
November 15, December 15
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
61% of 7,254 applicants were admitted
Women
63% of 2,250 applicants were admitted
Men
61% of 5,004 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,537 (35%) of 4,453 admitted students enrolled
Women
371 (26%) of 1,411 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,166 (38%) of 3,042 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.58
3.75 and Above
36%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
659 average
610-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
28%
Score of 600 - 700
56%
Score of 500 - 600
16%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
626 average
580-670 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
16%
Score of 600 - 700
50%
Score of 500 - 600
33%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
27 average
24-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
32%
Score of 24 - 29
48%
Score of 18 - 23
20%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 37%
Top quarter: 66%
Top half: 89%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $30,938
Out-of-state: $46,350
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $17,338
Out-of-state: $32,750
Room and Board
$13,600
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002621
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
929 (88.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
745 (80.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
721 (96.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
119 (16.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
51%
Average Award
$13,628
Need-Based Gift
Received by 721 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,671
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 463 (64.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,271
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 498 (69.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
197 (18.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,272

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
4,925 (80.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
4,365 (88.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,207 (96.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
392 (9.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
41%
Average Award
$13,104
Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,207 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,484
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,118 (74.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,439
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,686 (40.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
737 (12.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,181

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
62%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$40,979
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
4.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine
Number of Awards
692
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
69
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,710
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Architecture
  • Architecture and Related Services, Other
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • History, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Most Popular Disciplines
Engineering, Computer and information sciences, Engineering technologies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
439
Part-Time Faculty
337
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
52%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 20% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
425,240
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1938
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Infrastructure Planning, Master of Architecture, Master of Science, Master of Science in Architecture, Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Architecture
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Emergency Management
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Science
  • International Business
  • Internet Engineering
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Pharmacology
  • Safety Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Systems Science
  • Technical Communication
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation Management
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Urban Studies

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Architecture
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Emergency Management
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Internet Engineering
  • Management Information Systems
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Pharmacology
  • Safety Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Systems Science
  • Technical Communication
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation Management
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Urban Studies

Location and Setting


Newark Population
278,427
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Campus Size
48 acres

Weather

Temperature
23.4 average low in January, 82.3 average high in September
Rain
122 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Newark
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Newark

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
53% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
47%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
bicycle patrols

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Highlanders
School Colors
Red and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Fencing x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x x x x
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Fencing x x
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Fencing x x
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
bowling, ice hockey

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, cheerleading, ice hockey, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student senate, student activities council, vector, institute of industrial engineers, wjtb geek radio
Sororities
3% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
8,483
Women
2,193 (25.9%)
Men
6,290 (74.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
6,380
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
21.8% Asian
8.5% Black/African-American
20.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
33.5% White
12.3% Unknown
International Students.
4.5% from 64 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
2,963

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
88.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
27.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
55.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
64.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
80%
Average Starting Salary
80%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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