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Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

US News Names NJIT 19th in Nation Among Most Popular Universities

US News & World Report has identified NJIT 19th in the nation among the most popular national universities in the U.S. based on yield rate:  the percentage of applicants accepted by a college who end up enrolling at that institution in the fall.  NJIT’s most recent yield rate was 50 percent.  This number was based on the fall 2008 entering class.  

According to US News, one of the best indicators of a school's popularity among students is the school's yield.  The figures in this US News table are from the fall 2008 entering class and show the admissions yield and overall acceptance rate.

If a school has a large proportion of those admitted enroll (a high yield) it means that the school is probably very popular and has a top reputation and that the students are highly motivated to go there,  says US News.  A very low yield indicates that the school could be a "safety" school or second choice for many of those who apply. Colleges use yield as a key factor in determining how many students they need to admit each year.

 NJIT is New Jersey’s science and technology university. Its roots go back to 1881, when it was founded as Newark Technical School.  A US News top national university, NJIT is 10th in the nation in diversity.  It’s located in Newark’s University Heights, home to more than 30, 000 college students.

Albert Dorman Honors College enrolls more than 600 students who take advantage of honors courses, research opportunities, advising and mentoring. Honors College students have SAT scores in the top 10 percent nationals.  Students have many opportunities to take part in experiential learning through service learning, labs, internships, co-ops and research. Students often report that at NJIT they gain the type of global, sustainable and entrepreneurial perspectives that help them anticipate tomorrow’s needs—and make them more valuable professionally, no matter how their career evolves.   

Located in the University Heights section of Newark, NJIT’s 45-acre campus includes 25 buildings for teaching, research and student life.  NJIT provides 24-hour security patrols throughout campus.  New York City is 10 miles from campus. 

Contact: Sheryl Weinstein, director, public relations, sheryl.m.weinstein@njit.edu, 973-596-3436.  

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.