Stevens Institute of Technology: Narrative Description

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Castle Point on Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Tel: (201)216-5000
Free: 800-458-5323
Admissions: (201)216-5194
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Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1870. Setting: 55-acre urban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $127.1 million. Research spending 2003-04: $25.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $20,594 per student. Total enrollment: 4,634. Faculty: 328 (179 full-time, 149 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 2,195 applied, 53% were admitted. 52% from top 10% of their high school class, 84% from top quarter, 98% from top half. 11 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,726 students, 24% women, 76% men. Part-time: 4 students, 100% women. Students come from 41 states and territories, 52 other countries, 31% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 4% black, 15% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 2% 25 or older, 80% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 90% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering/engineering technologies; computer/information sciences; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at New York University Dual-degree program. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, recommendations, interview, SAT or ACT. Recommended: SAT Subject Tests, SAT II: Writing Test. Required for some: SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT, SAT II: Writing Test. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 11/15 for early decision plan 1, 1/15 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision plan 1, 2/15 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $38,686 includes full-time tuition ($28,800), mandatory fees ($960), and college room and board ($8926). College room only: $4620. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $960 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 70 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities. Most popular organizations: Drama Society, Student Council (including Ethnic Student Council), foreign student clubs, Inter-Dormitory Council, student newspaper. Major annual events: Boken, Techfest, Midnight Breakfast. 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. 75 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. S. C. Williams Library with 115,234 books, 11,062 microform titles, 134 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.8 million. 175 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:

Hoboken, a quaint, park-like community, is just one mile square and easily accessible to Manhattan. Recently it has become a residential center for young professionals. Many new shops, restaurants, and clubs have opened in the past ten years. The recreational and cultural advantages of New York are convenient for Hoboken, as well as many job opportunities. Stevens takes advantage of its location and has a popular cooperative education program, in addition to providing internships and research opportunities with leading companies.

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