Located in the University Heights area of Newark, New Jersey Institute of Technology is a public research university that was founded in 1881 with the support of local industrialists and inventors.
NJIT opened as Newark Technical School in 1885 with 88 students. The school grew into a classic engineering college – Newark College of Engineering – and then, with the addition of a School of Architecture in 1973, into a polytechnic university that now hosts five colleges and one school.
NJIT offers more than 125 undergraduate and graduate degree programmes in six specialised schools namely the Newark College of Engineering, the College of Architecture and Design, the College of Computing Sciences, the College of Science and Liberal Arts, the School of Management, and the Albert Dorman Honours College. It is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA), Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and more.
According to College Factual, “The leading source of data analytics and insights on college outcomes.” NJIT is ranked 85 out of 1,293 U.S. colleges and universities for overall popularity among international students and 250 out of 1,148 for providing value to international students. The most popular programmes among international students at NJIT are electrical engineering, information science, and computer information systems.
NJIT’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education integrate technological proficiency with business acumen and leadership skills. NJIT is a global leader in fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, big data, and cybersecurity, and is home to 105 research institutes, centres, and laboratories. NJIT is among the top US polytechnic public universities in research expenditures and is among the top public colleges and universities in return on educational investment. It also has a significant annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey through employment, education, and the development of the intellectual property.
NJIT is classified among the “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity”. It operates the Big Bear Solar Observatory, the Owens Valley Radio Observatory (both in California), and a suite of automated observatories across Antarctica and South America. NJIT is New Jersey’s science and technology university, committed to the pursuit of excellence in the conduct of research with emphasis on applied, interdisciplinary efforts encompassing architecture, design, the sciences, including the physical and life sciences, engineering, mathematics, and infrastructure systems, computing information and communications technologies and management.
The mission of the Office of Research is to promote the highest quality creativity, research, and innovation for advancing the knowledge base through discoveries, and basic, applied, and translational research and technology development.
According to US News and World Report 2021 Rankings, NJIT is ranked #118 in National Universities; #81 in Best Colleges for Veterans; #113 in Best Value Schools; #66 in Top Performers on Social Mobility; #54 in Top Public Schools; #90 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs. According to Times Higher Education Rankings 2021, NJIT is ranked # 501-600 in World University Rankings; # 193 in US College Rankings.
According to Niche Rankings 2021, NJIT Is ranked #819 of 1,674: Most Liberal Colleges in America; #178 of 1,589: Most Diverse Colleges in America; #21 of 219: Best Colleges for Information Technology in America; #101 of 1,572: Best Value Colleges in America; #101 of 676: Top Public Universities in America
NJIT has a notable list of alumni that includes Ehsan Bayat – American entrepreneur, Jim Stamatis – Soccer manager, Wally Schirra – American aviator, John J Mooney – a chemical engineer, Rah Digga – Rapper, Victor J Stenger – physicist, Damon Lynn – basketball player, Sara Del Valle – Scientist, Kyriakos Kokkinos – Cypriot – Greek politician and many more.
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