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Rank: 199

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, NJwww.njit.edu/
New Jersey Institute of Technology, in the heart of Newark, is best known as a breeding ground for future engineers and architects. The about 8,000 undergrads who make up the diverse student body at NJIT primarily attend for the stellar technical education rather than the social scene or campus atmosphere. Most classes are small, and academics are focused on skills training for future careers. The most popular of its about 50 undergraduate degrees, then, are engineering, computer and information sciences, and business. Among its tech bona fides, the school houses the Owens Valley Solar Array, a radio imaging instrument capable of recording solar flares; and the Big Bear Solar Observatory, a powerful telescope with a lens 1.6 meters in diameter. Many students commute, but those who choose to live on campus are able to join a tight community. NJIT offers many opportunities to get involved on campus with its approximately 130 clubs, over 15 sports teams, and about 20 sororities and fraternities, so any student can find a niche. Students can also take advantage of all Newark has to offer, or make the relatively short trek into Manhattan for the ultimate urban adventure.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$37,400
% of students who get any grants
57%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$16,500
Average price for low-income students
$12,400
admissions
Acceptance rate
59%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1210/26
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
9,366
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
96%
% of need met
52%
% of students who get merit* grants
9%
Average merit grant
$14,346
student success
Graduation rate
61%
Average time to a degree
4.7 years
Average student debt
$23,000
Average salary within 3 years
$60,800
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
64%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
March 1

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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