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New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, New Jersey
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Overview
Public
6,180 Undergraduates
59% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Mostly Men
Public
Region: Northeast
Division 1
Size: Small
Doctoral
Engineering School
New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights
Newark, New Jersey
7102
(973) 596-3000
www.njit.edu/

New Jersey Institute of Technology, a public, research and sea-grant university in Newark, New Jersey, is one of the top 140 institutions of higher learning in the United States. The New Jersey State Legislature founded it in 1881 to fulfill a need for a technical school in the area. It was originally called Newark Technical School. Today, the school sits on 48 acres of land in an urban setting, and is about 10 miles away from New York City. NJIT boasts students and faculty who have won the Turing Award, the Congressional Gold Medal and a Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics. Notable alumni include United States Air Force General Ellen M. Pawlikowski, rapper Rah Digga, politician Paul Sarlo, chemical engineer John J. Mooney, soccer player Chico Borja, aviator Wally Schirra and engineer Beatrice Hicks. The school’s colors are NJIT red and white with blue accent, its mascot is the Highlander and its teams are called the Highlanders. Its sports affiliations are NCAA Division I: Atlantic Sun, CCSA and EIVA. Varsity sports offered include men’s baseball, fencing, basketball, cross country, tennis and track and field, and women’s tennis, volleyball, lacrosse, soccer and swimming and diving.

Location

Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey and the seat of Essex County. As one of the nation's major air, shipping, and rail hubs, the city had a population of 281,764 in 2016, making it the nation's 67th-most populous municipality, after being ranked 63rd in the nation in 2000.Settled in 1666 by Puritans from New Haven Colony, Newark is one of the oldest European cities in the United States. Its location at the mouth of the Passaic River has made the city's waterfront an integral part of the Port of New York and New Jersey. More from Wikipedia...

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Students
77%

Men

23%

Women

22

Average Age of Entering Students

560

New Transfer Students

Admissions
59%

Acceptance Rate

25%

Enrollment Yield

1110-1310

SAT Range

7,222

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$15,406

Typical Cost

$31,918

Out-Of-State (published)

$16,898

In-State (published)

89%

Recieve Financial Aid

79%

Have Loans

$16,250

Median Debt

Academics
17.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Computer And Information Systems

Top Major

1

National Academy Members

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, hundreds to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many sororities and fraternities on campus

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Atlantic Sun Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Atlantic Sun Conference

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

Social
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