New Jersey Institute of Technology: Narrative Description

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University Heights
Newark, NJ 07102
Tel: (973)596-3000
Free: 800-925-NJIT
Admissions: (973)596-3300
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State-supported, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1881. Setting: 45-acre urban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $67 million. Research spending 2003-04: $70 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $9389 per student. Total enrollment: 8,249. Faculty: 643 (415 full-time, 228 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 2,538 applied, 58% were admitted. 24% from top 10% of their high school class, 57% from top quarter, 86% from top half. Full-time: 4,069 students, 20% women, 80% men. Part-time: 1,297 students, 20% women, 80% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 65 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 10% black, 22% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 24% 25 or older, 28% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering/engineering technologies; computer/information sciences; architecture. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Essex County College, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; Camden County College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 1 recommendation. Required for some: essay, interview, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 4/1. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $7918 full-time, $300 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $13,716 full-time, $587 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1262 full-time, $61 per credit part-time, $82 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and degree level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and degree level. College room and board: $8242. College room only: $5744. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 70 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 12% of eligible men and 9% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Student Activities Council, Microcomputer Users Group, Chess Club. Major annual events: World Week, Spring Week, Miniversity. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, bicycle patrols, sexual assault response team. 1,434 college housing spaces available; 1,393 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Van Houten Library plus 1 other with 160,000 books, 1,100 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.6 million. 1,938 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Newark is the largest metropolis of New Jersey and contains some of the state's greatest cultural institutions: the Newark Museum, the Newark Public Library, and Symphony Hall. Construction has begun on the 12.5 acre New Jersey Center for the Performing Arts. Part-time employment opportunities are good.

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