NJIT is one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2013 edition of its annual college guide, The Best 377 Colleges (Random House / Princeton Review). The book, which is The Princeton Review's flagship college guide, features only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges.Robert Franek, Princeton Review's Senior VP / Publisher and author of The Best 377 Colleges said: “We commend NJIT for its outstanding academics, the primary criteria for our selection of schools for the book. Our choices are based on institutional data we collect about schools, our visits to schools over the years, feedback we gather from students attending the schools and the opinions of our staff and our 30-member National College Counselor Advisory Board. We also work to keep a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character."
The Princeton Review profile calls NJIT "the crown jewel" within New Jersey’s public university system,” noting that “armed with a great reputation, NJIT offers undergrads quality academic programs at an affordable price.”
More comments about NJIT include the following.
• Fully embracing its name, NJIT is definitely a technology-centered school.
• Undergrads at NJIT proudly self-identify as nerds and assert that the main attribute unifying the student body is “a determination to learn.”
• . . . Undergrads are quick to call their peers friendly and suggest students interact easily due to the closeness of majors and interests.
• Video games area a popular bonding activity.
• Students assert that it’s not hard to fit in.
• Find any type and every type of student here on campus. Diversity is our forte.
The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges in the book academically or from 1 to 377 in any category. The 80-question survey asks students to rate their own schools on several topics and report on their campus experiences at them. Topics range from assessments of their professors to opinions about their financial aid and campus food.
Founded in 1981, The Princeton Review (PrincetonReview.com) is a privately held education Services Company headquartered in Framingham, MA.