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University Heights, Newark, NJ

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New Jersey Institute of Technology is a public university that has a large selection of degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Newark, NJ, in a predominately urban area. Around 8,900 students enroll at NJIT per year.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Engineering Technology
  • Architecture
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Computer And Information Sciences

Students applying for admission are most often asked to submit an application, school records, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by admissions staff. Most students at New Jersey Institute of Technology scored in a range of 1010 - 1230 on the SAT. 69% of applicants are admitted to this school, of which 36 percent choose to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found at njit.edu.

The cost of undergraduate tuition varies for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state residents pay approximately $15,000, while nonresidents pay $28,000 annually. Housing may be available for students that want to live on-campus at an estimated cost of $8,800 annually. Some students at this school may qualify for financial aid, which is typically offered as grants or student loans.

The New Jersey Institute of Technology "Highlanders" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Fencing (NCAA Division I-AAA)

To see a full list of academic programs offered, enrollment information, admissions information, and more, please take a look at the school's website at http://www.njit.edu/.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the candidates New Jersey Institute of Technology accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into NJIT

The chances of getting accepted into NJIT can be seen in the table below.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions2,787 (69%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled1,015 (36%)

Student Enrollment

New Jersey Institute of Technology has a total student population of about 8,900, where graduate students make up roughly 32% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $13,600. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $70 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $12,000-$15,000
    • Out-of-State: $25,000-$29,760
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $470-$570 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $1,100-$1,300 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid86%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships72%$13,573
Receiving Student Loans47%$6,293

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 3%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, New Jersey Institute of Technology may offer services including:

  • Online course work available
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of New Jersey Institute of Technology is approximately 54%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years17%
Graduating in 5 Years25%
Graduating in 6 Years12%

Intercollegiate Athletics

New Jersey Institute of Technology is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (362)
  • Basketball (362)
  • Track and Field (362)
  • Fencing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Engineering Technology


Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences


Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology (B)
  • Bioinformatics (B, M)
  • Biostatistics (M)

Natural Resources and Conservation

Mathematics and Statistics

Health and Clinical Professions

  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (M)
  • Hospital Administration (M)

Physical Sciences


English Language and Literature

  • Technical and Business Writing (B, C, M)

Public Administration and Social Services

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Science, Technology and Society (B)

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