Established in 1881, New Jersey Institute of Technology is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Newark. New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, PhD degrees in several areas of study within its six schools.
There are over 90 student-led clubs and organizations such as the Mathematical Sciences Group, Chess team and NJIT Robotics Club. NJIT also participates in the Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement program which supports low-income and first-generation or underrepresented students.
The university is known foremost for its research capabilities in many fields, especially nanotechnology, solar-terrestrial physics, polymer science and the development of a smart gun technology. It is recognized as being a center for technological research and innovation with current research projects underway into everything from cyber security and smart materials to neural prosthetics and wearable robots.
This 135 years old institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization an averagely selective institution.
NJIT also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and activities, financial aids and scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities as well as administrative services.
The campus is located on a 45-acres in the University Heights district of downtown Newark, New Jersey’s largest city and a major travel hub. In the past decade, NJIT has doubled the size of its campus, investing in its infrastructure and including developments such as relaxation lounges, an open-air roof garden, a games room and a bowling alley.
U.S. News National University Rankings 2016 placed NJIT the 135th nationally. Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016 placed it the 401st worldwide.
NJIT has a total student enrolment of over 11,000 and offers 125 degree programs across six schools:
The most popular majors by the number of registered students are engineering technology, civil engineering, architecture, information technology, business administration and management, bioengineering and biomedical engineering.
Princeton Review 2012 ranked NJIT's AACSB-accredited School of Management among the 296 best MBA programs in United States. NJIT was ranked among the top 100 world universities in Computer Science both in 2009 and in 2010 by Academic Ranking of World Universities. NJIT was ranked the 499th overall and the 132nd in the world for its Engineering, Computing and Technology Faculty by High Impact Universities in 2010.