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New Jersey Institute of Technology

New Jersey Institute of Technology, in the heart of Newark, is best known as a breeding ground for future engineers and architects. The roughly 8,000 undergrads who make up the diverse student body at NJIT primarily attend for the stellar technical education rather than the social scene or campus atmosphere. Most classes are small, and academics are focused on skills training for future careers. The most popular of its about 50 undergraduate degrees are engineering, computer and information sciences, and business. Among its tech bona fides, the school houses the Owens Valley Solar Array, a radio imaging instrument capable of recording solar flares; and the Big Bear Solar Observatory, a powerful telescope with a lens 1.6 meters in diameter. Many students commute, but those who choose to live on campus in one of four residence halls are able to join a tight-knit community. NJIT offers many opportunities to get involved on campus with its approximately 130 clubs, 19 NCAA Division I varsity sports teams, and about 20 sororities and fraternities, so any student can find a niche. Students can also take advantage of all Newark has to offer, or make the relatively short trek into Manhattan for the ultimate urban adventure.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
FALL 2020 PLAN: NJIT is offering a mix of in-person and online courses. Face coverings are required in all common spaces, and the school is taking measures to de-densify living quarters for those who choose to live on-campus.
costs
Est. Full Price 2020-2021
$38,800
% of students who get any grants
60%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$18,600
Average price for low-income students
$12,800
admissions
Acceptance rate
64%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1290/28
SAT/ACT Required for Fall 2021?
no
Enrollment
7,820
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
97%
% of need met
53%
% of students who get merit* grants
13%
Average merit grant
$16,640
student success
Graduation rate
65%
Average time to a degree
4.7 years
Average student debt
$23,000
Average salary within 5 years
$61,800
% earning more than $28,000
86%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
N/A

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

coronavirus update

FALL 2020 PLAN: NJIT is offering a mix of in-person and online courses. Face coverings are required in all common spaces, and the school is taking measures to de-densify living quarters for those who choose to live on-campus.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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