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New Jersey Institute of Technology Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about New Jersey Institute of Technology, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is New Jersey Institute of Technology Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

New Jersey Institute of Technology was awarded 56 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general engineering technology.

Overall Quality

NJIT landed the #302 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

NJIT is also ranked #5 out of 33 schools in New Jersey.

See all of the rankings for New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Is It Hard to Get Into NJIT?

Acceptance Rate

New Jersey Institute of Technology has an acceptance rate of 61%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for NJIT.

Average Test Scores

About 84% of students accepted to NJIT submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 670. Math scores were between 610 and 700.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for New Jersey Institute of Technology  ( 580 to 670 )
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SAT Math Scores for New Jersey Institute of Technology  ( 610 to 700 )
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NJIT received ACT scores from 26% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 24 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for New Jersey Institute of Technology  ( 24 to 30 )
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New Jersey Institute of Technology Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At New Jersey Institute of Technology, this ratio is 17 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at New Jersey Institute of Technology is 56%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  56 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at New Jersey Institute of Technology

Freshmen Retention Rate

New Jersey Institute of Technology has a freshmen retention rate of 84%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  84 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at NJIT is 24%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  24 out of 100
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Average Overall Diversity at NJIT

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,483 undergraduates at NJIT with 6,380 being full-time and 2,103 being part-time.

NJIT Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

NJIT scored 48.93 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  48.93 out of 100
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How Much Does New Jersey Institute of Technology Cost?

The overall average net price of NJIT is $18,696. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for NJIT

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,294 $14,610 $19,973 $24,409 $25,919

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of NJIT, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At NJIT, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $7,994 a year. That adds up to $31,976 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NJIT is 4.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do NJIT Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from NJIT make about $68,500 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for NJIT students since it is 72% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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See which majors at New Jersey Institute of Technology make the most money.

Location of New Jersey Institute of Technology

Located in Newark, New Jersey, New Jersey Institute of Technology is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of New Jersey Institute of Technology

Contact details for NJIT are given below.

Contact Details
Address: University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-596-3000
Website: www.njit.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Newark-NJ/NJIT/7185471825
Twitter: http://twitter.com/njit

New Jersey Institute of Technology Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 53 majors graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology. Of these students, 1,646 received undergraduate degrees and 1,159 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Computer Information Systems 344 $62,500
General Engineering Technology 222 $56,100
Mechanical Engineering 219 $59,000
Civil Engineering 125 $58,400
Electrical Engineering 95 $68,300
Chemical Engineering 92 $53,000
Business Administration & Management 91 $43,400
Architectural Sciences & Technology 86 NA
General Biology 81 $28,800
Biomedical Engineering 54 $55,400

Learn more about the majors offered at New Jersey Institute of Technology along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at NJIT

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 3,410 students took at least one online class at New Jersey Institute of Technology. This is a decrease from the 3,412 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3,410 628
2016-2017 3,412 200
2015-2016 3,374 436
2014-2015 2,823 349
2013-2014 2,528 559

Learn more about online learning at New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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