BUILDING A DIVERSE, HIGH-ACHIEVING STUDENT BODY
NJIT has a long tradition as a university of opportunity. Throughout the institution’s history, the majority of its students have been the first in their families to attend college. The university’s goal of transforming young lives began with President Allan R. Cullimore (1920-1948) who believed that a good technological education guaranteed his students’ future success and financial security, and took a personal role in helping his students complete their degrees despite financial difficulties. The university aspires to be recognized nationally for attracting high achieving students from diverse backgrounds.
. . . . . . . NJIT has a long tradition as a university of opportunity. . . . . . .
NJIT today ranks 9th in the nation, tied with MIT, for the most diverse student body in the nation. The university offers a wide range of educational opportunity and pre-college initiatives designed to bring women and other underrepresented groups into the undergraduate programs and to help them succeed once they get there.
At the same time, NJIT has been working to attract the most talented and motivated students through its Albert Dorman Honors College. The college today enrolls more than 500 of the nation’s most academically accomplished students with SAT scores in the top 10 percent nationally and with mathematics proficiency scores in the top two percent. The students are of diverse cultural backgrounds, many with multiple language skills, well-suited for world-class companies.
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