New Jersey Institute of Technology Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

NJIT, New Jersey Institute of Technology
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New Jersey Institute of Technology Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 59%, NJIT is not a highly selective or competitive school. Students can apply to the school through the Common Application--check out the articles on that application below for tips and information. Additional materials for an application include high school transcripts, a letter of recommendation, SAT or ACT scores, and a small application fee.

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Admissions Data (2016):

New Jersey Institute of Technology Description:

The New Jersey Institute of Technology is a public university located on a 45-acre campus in Newark, New Jersey, with easy access to New York City. Undergraduate students can choose from 44 bachelor's degree programs mostly in technological fields. NJIT has a 16 to 1 student / faculty ratio and ranks as a top-tier national research university. Students can participate in 70 clubs and organizations, and the school has an active fraternity and sorority system. In athletics, the NJIT Highlanders compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Sun Conference for most sports. Soccer competes in the Atlantic Soccer Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 11,317 (8,211 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 75% Male / 25% Female
  • 75% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $16,430 (in-state); $31,034 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $2,600 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,700
  • Other Expenses: $2,400
  • Total Cost: $35,130 (in-state); $49,734 (out-of-state)

New Jersey Institute of Technology Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 89%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 74%
    • Loans: 49%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $15,845
    • Loans: $8,598

Academic Programs:

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 88%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 27%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 25%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 61%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Baseball, Fencing, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Fencing, Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball, Soccer

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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NJIT and the Common Application

NJIT uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you: