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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. Around half of the students commute, but those who choose to live on campus in one of five 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.


Est. full price 2022-2023
% of students who get any grants
Est. price for students who receive aid
Average price for low-income students


Acceptance rate
Median SAT/ACT score
SAT/ACT required?
Undergraduate enrollment

Financial Aid

% of students with need who get grants
% of need met
% of students who get merit grants
Average merit grant

Student Success

Graduation rate
Average time to a degree
4.5 years
Median student debt
Early career earnings
% earning more than a high school grad

Notes: Students who get merit grants are full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants. Graduation rate measures degree completion within six years for both transfer students and first-time students. Early career earnings are the median earnings for both graduates and non-completers, 10 years after they first enrolled.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson’s, Money/Witlytic calculations.

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