Quick Facts About NJIT

NJIT: New Jersey’s Science and Technology University

One of the nation's leading public polytechnic universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) prepares students to be leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century.

The university’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide the technological proficiency, business know-how and leadership skills that future CEOs and entrepreneurs will need to succeed. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university.


  • Total STEM enrollment: 10,646 (7,550 undergraduate, 3,096 graduate)
  • SAT average composite score for Fall 2014 freshmen is 1192. For Honors College freshmen, the average composite SAT score is 1347
  • More than 2,000 students live on campus in residence halls, apartments and the Albert Dorman Honors College
  • 273 tenured or tenure track faculty; 99% hold doctoral degrees or have the highest degree attainable in their field
  • The student-faculty ratio is 16:1
  • 1,270 full-time employees
  • 4,000 students and teachers in pre-college educational programs, the pipeline for STEM
  • 7,000 prospective students and their parents visit campus annually for open houses and tours


  • NJIT's research expenditures totaled more than $110 million in FY2014.
  • As of September 1, 2014, NJIT had 185 issued U.S. Patents and 133 pending U.S. patent applications. In FY2014, NJIT was awarded 15 new U.S. patents.
  • The Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at NJIT is New Jersey’s largest high technology and life science business incubator, and one of the largest in the nation. EDC resident companies have attracted more than $80 million in third-party funding since entering the incubator, and generated revenues of $50 million last year. The approximately 90 member companies employ roughly 500 people.


The university’s 2010-2015 Strategic Plan identifies several focal areas for growth and development in the education of young people and professionals, research and economic development:

  • Sustainable Systems, including sustainable design, environmental science and engineering, ecology, and alternative energy technologies
  • Information Everywhere, including wireless telecommunications, social networks and cloud computing, network security, and financial bubble research
  • Life and Healthcare Science and Engineering, including tissue engineering and adult stem cell research, rehabilitation medicine, biomedical informatics and data mining, and drug development and pharmaceutical manufacturing techniques
  • Campus and Area Development, including projects designed to enhance campus life and increase residential students on campus by 600:
    • Warren Street Village at NJITis a mixed-use development on NJIT’s campus that includes the Albert Dorman Honors College, five duplex town houses for Greek organizations, dining facilities, a convenience store, and a fitness center. The project was completed in fall of 2013 and is highlighted by the six-story Honors College facility, with residence floors to house 360 scholars as well as common areas, labs, and study spaces to be used by commuter and residential students alike. This facility was designed to increase academic and social collaboration.
    • The Central King Building is being transformed into a state-of-the-art STEM teaching and learning hub that will provide technological resources bolstering NJIT’s research, instructional, and academic support programs. The facility will house a Center for Innovation and Discovery, a Biological Sciences Education and Research Center as well as numerous teaching and learning centers. This building will overflow with spaces that facilitate hands-on application of science and technology, spur innovation, and encourage cross- and multidisciplinary collaboration.
    • The Gateway Project, which will integrate development of an enhanced University Heights neighborhood, envisioned with such improved amenities as housing and new commercial space with shops and restaurants.


  • BuzzFeed.com ranked NJIT as the #1 higher education value nationally when considering annual tuition cost and average starting salary of graduates.
  • Top one percent for return on investment and eighth in alumni earning potential among public universities nationwide – PayScale.com
  • Top 10 percent nationally for return on investment and one of four best buys in New Jersey higher education –Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Third in nation among America’s Most Underrated Colleges – BusinessInsider.com
  • Top National University – U.S. News and World Report
  • An “America’s Top College” – Forbes.com
  • A Princeton Review Best College
  • Top 200 American research universities –The Center for Measuring University Performance at Arizona State
  • Top 50 among colleges without a medical school for research expenditures and top 10 among universities whose main research is in engineering – NSF
  • Top 10 among technological universities in faculty scholarly productivity – Academic Analytics
  • Top 100 producers of minority degrees, including fifth in the nation for bachelor’s degrees in engineering technologies to all minority students – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education


Founded in 1881 as Newark Technical School; renamed NJIT in 1975.

Newark College of Engineering (1919)

College of Architecture and Design (1973)

College of Science and Liberal Arts (1982)

School of Management (1988)

Albert Dorman Honors College (1994)

College of Computing Sciences (2001)