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New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, New Jersey, United States
We have amazing students from all over the world, and we rank #1 in New Jersey in awarding engineering degrees to African-American and Hispanic students. The friends and contacts you'll make at NJIT, whether in one of over 130 student clubs and organizations (not including Greeks) or in dozens of community service projects, will enhance your life and impact your future.

Bachelor's programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Journalism & Media (1)

About

History

The New Jersey Institute of Technology was founded in 1881 as Newark Technical School; renamed NJIT in 1975. It has a rich history with its beginnings developing from the industrial age. Like many of the port cities around the world, the Newark of the late 19th century was a thriving industrial center.

Education

NJIT offers 128 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in six specialized schools instructed by expert faculty, 98 percent of whom hold the highest degree in their field. Our academic programs are fully accredited by the appropriate accrediting boards, commissions and associations such as Middle States, ABET, and NAAB.

Research

NJIT is New Jersey’s science and technology university, committed to the pursuit of excellence in the conduct of research with emphasis on applied, interdisciplinary efforts encompassing architecture, design, the sciences, including the physical and life sciences, engineering, mathematics, and infrastructure systems, computing information and communications technologies and management.

The mission of the Office of Research is to promote highest quality creativity, research, and innovation for advancing the knowledge base through new discoveries, and basic, applied and translational research and technology development.

Career

Career Development Services is a value–added contributor to the career planning and preparation of NJIT students and graduates. We are dedicated to continually improving our client services and to assuming leadership in the profession of career development.

To have career development become a widely integrated and invaluable component of the university’s overall education delivery and student professional preparation strategies. 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
751
2020
751
2019
751
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
-
2020
501
2019
501
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
-
2019
901 -300
2018
601
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
-
2020
803 -21
2019
782
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

The Office of Global Initiatives (OGI) is the primary university resource and focal point for international student services and study abroad. OGI provides international students with comprehensive, on-going assistance in all matters related to maintaining immigration status. We oversee and offer a range of programs and services, throughout the year, to ease the student adjustment to the NJIT community. OGI also advises all NJIT students on opportunities to study abroad.

Housing services

More and more, NJIT students are choosing to live on campus in one of our four residence halls -more than 1,500 students this year, including about half of the freshman class.

Students like the convenience of campus living: access to classes, the library, computer labs, activities, recreational centers, study groups, and faculty. Living on-campus offers a host of other opportunities for students: easy access to NYC (20 min), New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark Museum, adjacent colleges (Rutgers-Newark, UMDNJ, and Essex County College); and the chance for you to be independent, living on your own and making key decisions.

Library services

The Robert W. Van Houten Library, houses a core collection of print books, group study rooms and has an Information Commons computer lab with more than 120 computer workstations and wireless access throughout the building. The Barbara and Leonard Littman Architecture, Art and Design Library, a branch of the university library, maintains a core collection of architecture, art and design resources. 

ICT services

  • Wireless Network: Wireless access is available across campus. Mobile devices are required to authenticate for complete access. Guest access is also available. 
  • Public Network Ports: Public network ports, for use with a wired connection available throughout the campus. 
  • Office Network: Faculty and staff can connect to the NJIT network from their office using high-speed wired ports.

Medical services

Good health is central to the personal, academic, and professional success of any student. The health and well being of our students is our primary concern and to ensure that, NJIT @ St. Michael's Primary & Specialty Care Center provides quality health care to all eligible NJIT registered students.

Student Life

Campus life

NJIT is located in Newark, New Jersey's largest city. Newark is also New Jersey's cultural and economic capital, boasting performance spaces, professional sports, great food, and five other nearby colleges. We're also 20 minutes by train to New York City, the greatest city on Earth.  On any given day, you can watch a sporting event (we have 19 Division I teams), challenge friends in the Campus Center’s gaming room or lend a hand in a community cleanup project.

Sports facilities

NJIT makes it easy to get out of the lab or library and get rid of some stress through exercise. Everyone—from beginners to scholarship athletes—can participate in varsity, club, or intramural sports like soccer, baseball, basketball, fencing, volleyball, judo, and even cricket.

Student clubs

NJIT is home to hundreds of student-run clubs and organizations covering a wide variety of personal and professional interests. Each gives you the chance to become involved in campus life and connect with students who have similar interests. Whether you want to save the environment, explore your creative side, run for student government, or join a fraternity or sorority, you'll find many options at NJIT.   There is a group for every interest–educational, multicultural, artistic, pre-professional, political, athletic, religious, service-oriented and more.

Accreditation

New Jersey Institute of Technology is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Student Reviews

The best college in Newark ;)
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

NJIT is an interesting place. The professors are very hit-or-miss, the students are antisocial, and the local environment of Newark can be depressing, but there are times when coming here truly feels worth it. The few friends you do make here are strong and will be with you for a long time, the classes are hard but ultimately lead to you learning the material in depth, and...

It's what you make of it
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

This school is really what you make of it. If you're involved in the Honors College, professional organizations, and clubs, then you'll get a lot out of it. Otherwise, by just going to class you may miss out on a lot of professional development. The ECET program honestly needs to be revamped, as the Biomedical concentration needs many more courses. If you're not interested...

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