Maybe you already know that NJIT is the place for you. Or maybe you're still scouting things out. Check out our admission criteria to see how you'll fit into our student body. And stay on track with the application checklist and the list of deadlines.

Have questions? Our admissions staff is here to help at every step of the way.

NJIT is now a member of the Common Application.  Freshmen applicants interested in applying can apply online at

Admission Criteria           
Application Checklist
Dates & Deadlines

Admission Criteria
High school academic record: We consider your entire record—especially your grades in math, science, and English. We'll also take into account trends in your performance—for example, if your grades improved between freshman and senior year.

Standardized test scores: We'll consider SAT scores (from the old or new version) or ACT scores, using the "math + critical reading" composite. We'll use the highest scores provided, even if they aren't from your most recent testing.

Your scores on the Writing Section, including its essay portion, of the SAT Reasoning TestTM will be factored into the placement decision for your first-year English course though they are not used for admissions purposes.

The average composite SAT score for our enrolling freshmen is 1210. The average ACT score for our enrolling freshmen is 26. If your score is below 1100, we recommend that you retake the test to try to raise it.

Effective fall 2017, NJIT will accept the redesigned SAT scores (beginning in spring 2016) for admission and scholarship purposes. Applicants may submit scores from either test.

Class rank: We look for students in the top 25 percent of their class. For schools that don't use a ranking system, we consider a 3.0 GPA or higher to be equivalent.

Portfolio:  Applicants to the Architecture, Digital Design, Industrial Design and Interior Design majors are required to submit a portfolio of creative work.  Detailed information about the portfolio requirement for these majors can be found on the College of Architecture and Design website.

Application Checklist

  • Completed application
  • $75 application fee (or a College Board waiver)
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official SAT (use code 2513) or ACT (use code 2580)
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Photocopy of visa or permanent resident cards (for noncitizens living in the United States)

Dates & Deadlines
Because NJIT employs rolling admissions, your application will be evaluated as soon as your file is complete. You'll be notified about our decision within two to three weeks.

There are also final cutoff dates for each semester, by which all the application requirements must be completed:

Fall Semester:

Early Action I - November 15
Early Action II - December 15
Rolling Admission - March 1

Spring Semester: November 15

And don't forget to check out the financial aid deadlines.