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New Jersey Institute of Technology Overview

New Jersey Institute of Technology is a public institution situated in Newark, New Jersey. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is New Jersey Institute of Technology Known For?

1,646 Undergraduate Awards
$41,682 Avg Cost After Aid
61% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at NJIT have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 5%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at NJIT.
  • In 2017-2018, 56% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, NJIT bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $68,500 a year. That's about 68% more than their peers at other schools.

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New Jersey Institute of Technology Rankings

NJIT is ranked #367 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. It is also ranked #10 out of 60 schools in New Jersey.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

NJIT has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#206 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#350 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at NJIT.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular General Engineering Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Engineering-Related Technologies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Civil Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Engineering-Related Fields Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Engineering Technologies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Most Popular Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Business Administration & Management Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards NJIT has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Colleges for General Engineering Technology College Factual
#2 Best Colleges for Computer Information Systems College Factual
#5 Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies College Factual
#9 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering College Factual
#20 Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual
#36 Best Colleges for Engineering College Factual

Where Is New Jersey Institute of Technology?

Location of New Jersey Institute of Technology

Contact details for NJIT are given below.

Contact Details
Address: University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-596-3000
Website: www.njit.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Newark-NJ/NJIT/7185471825
Twitter: http://twitter.com/njit

How Do I Get Into NJIT?

You can apply to NJIT online at: https://apply.njit.edu

Admission Requirements for NJIT

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into NJIT?

61% Acceptance Rate
32% Of Accepted Are Women
84% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 61%, NJIT does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 68% of accepted students are men and 32% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 61%, and the acceptance rate for women is 63%.

Average Test Scores

About 84% of students accepted to NJIT submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 670. Math scores were between 610 and 700.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for New Jersey Institute of Technology  ( 580 to 670 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for New Jersey Institute of Technology  ( 610 to 700 )
200
800
NJIT received ACT scores from 26% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 31. Math scores were between 25 and 31. Composite scores were between 24 and 30.

ACT English Scores for New Jersey Institute of Technology  ( 22 to 31 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for New Jersey Institute of Technology  ( 25 to 31 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for New Jersey Institute of Technology  ( 24 to 30 )
1
36

Can I Afford New Jersey Institute of Technology?

$41,682 Net Price
44% Take Out Loans
4.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of NJIT is $41,682. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At NJIT, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $8,273 a year. That adds up to $33,092 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NJIT is 4.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

New Jersey Institute of Technology Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,878 Full-Time Undergraduates
25% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,794 undergraduate students at NJIT, with 6,878 being full-time and 1,916 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  NJIT

There are also 2,724 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,878 full-time undergraduates at NJIT, 75% are male and 25% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  NJIT

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of New Jersey Institute of Technology students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of NJIT Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,623
Black or African American 561
Hispanic or Latino 1,399
White 2,387
International Students 450
Other Races/Ethnicities 458

Geographic Diversity

New Jersey students aren't the only ones who study at New Jersey Institute of Technology. At this time, 16 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 86 countries are represented at NJIT. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Taiwan.

Online Learning at New Jersey Institute of Technology

628 Took All Classes Online
3,410 Took At Least One Class Online
36.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,410 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at NJIT has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 11th most popular in New Jersey for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of NJIT

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at New Jersey Institute of Technology was 36.8%. This is the #604 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at NJIT regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of NJIT majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 6%
Business, Management & Marketing 3%
Computer & Information Sciences 3%
Computer Information Systems 10%
Engineering 2%
Engineering Technologies 1%
Mathematics & Statistics 2%
Other Engineering 50%
Statistics 15%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at NJIT ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at NJIT.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Engineering #1
Natural Resources Conservation #2
Engineering Science #2
Natural Resources & Conservation #3
Chemical Engineering #3
Civil Engineering #4
Electrical Engineering #5
Information Science #5
Writing Studies #7
Engineering-Related Fields #10
Engineering #12
English Language & Literature #15
Communication & Media Studies #15
Information Technology #18
Engineering Technologies #19
Communication & Journalism #26
Computer Information Systems #27
Computer & Information Sciences #56
Business Administration & Management #160
Business, Management & Marketing #200

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

New Jersey Institute of Technology Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Computer Information Systems 344 8 250 8 610
Mechanical Engineering 219 0 50 1 270
Civil Engineering 125 8 107 2 242
General Engineering Technology 222 0 0 0 222
Electrical Engineering 95 3 99 14 211
Information Science 47 6 146 0 199
Business Administration & Management 91 41 55 0 187
Chemical Engineering 92 0 34 6 132
Biomedical Engineering 54 0 48 5 107
Architectural Sciences & Technology 86 0 15 0 101
General Biology 81 0 5 1 87
Computer Engineering 44 0 42 1 87
Industrial Engineering 35 15 35 1 86
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 74 0 74
Mathematics 26 0 0 3 29
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 25 0 25
Information Technology 0 0 18 0 18
Design & Applied Arts 18 0 0 0 18
Statistics 0 0 13 0 13
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 12 0 12
Writing Studies 8 1 3 0 12
Natural Resources Conservation 4 0 7 0 11
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 1 0 9 0 10
Environmental Engineering 0 0 7 3 10
Materials Engineering 0 0 7 3 10
Applied Mathematics 0 0 10 0 10
Chemistry 2 0 5 3 10
Legal Professions (Other) 9 0 0 0 9
Physics 4 0 2 3 9
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 8 0 8
Graphic Communications 7 0 0 0 7
Manufacturing Engineering 0 0 7 0 7
Systems Engineering 0 0 7 0 7
Engineering-Related Technologies 6 0 0 0 6
Science, Technology & Society 6 0 0 0 6
History 5 0 0 0 5
Liberal Arts General Studies 5 0 0 0 5
Computer Science 2 0 2 0 4
General Engineering 4 0 0 0 4
Other Engineering 0 4 0 0 4
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 2 0 0 0 2
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 2 0 0 2
Other Social Sciences 0 0 0 2 2
International Business 1 0 0 0 1
Communication & Media Studies 0 1 0 0 1
Biochemical Engineering 0 0 1 0 1
Drama & Theater Arts 1 0 0 0 1
General Architecture 0 0 0 0 0
Architecture (Other) 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Science 0 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Public Policy 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,646 89 1,103 56 2,894

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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