NJIT has been included in the 2013 revised and updated edition of Fiske Guide to Colleges, a selective, subjective, and systematic look at 300 of the best and most interesting colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada and Britain.Colleges featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013 were selected with several broad principles in mind, beginning with academic quality. In addition, an effort was made to include achieve geographic diversity and a balance of public and private schools. Special efforts were made to include a good selection of four types of institutions that seem to be enjoying special popularity at present: engineering and technical schools, those with a religious emphasis, those with an environmental focus, and those located along the Sunbelt.
What Fiske says about NJIT:
● NJIT offers a “no-frills technological education that prepares students for a future in an ever-changing global workplace. NJIT’s challenging programs emphasize education, research, service and not surprisingly economic development.”
● “Students give teaching quality average to high marks. Since most profs have worked in their industry, they can offer job information along with academic assistance.”
● “Career counseling is helpful preparing students for the job hunt. NJIT’s most favored academic option is the co-op program, which enables juniors to get paid for two six-month periods of work at technical companies.”
● “As New Jersey’s comprehensive technological university, NJIT attracts a wide range of students with different interests. . . . Tolerance is not a problem here as it is on some other campuses. One student praises the Educational Opportunity Program, saying ‘If it weren’t for them, I would not be here. They make it easy to be a minority.’”
● Says an engineering management student: “Students are hardworking, smart and aggressive. NJIT people have chosen their school because they want a top-notch technical education without the topflight price tag. Academics are a priority here, and if the social life is less than electrifying, students deal with it. After all, they know highly skilled jobs will beckon after graduation. Getting through is a challenge, but there’s ample compensation available for NJIT alums in the technologically dependent workplaces of today—and tomorrow.”