New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)


New Jersey Institute of Technology is a public research university located in Newark, New Jersey. Founded in 1881, NJIT can easily be classified under the ‘Safe’ category for most, which explains why it gets a plethora of applications from Indians. That being said, the college is really helped by its ideal location, which is a reason students may choose it over academically better-renowned institutes.



Newark is definitely the most popular city in New Jersey, and for good reason. Located a cool 20 miles from West Manhattan (which means NYC is next door), it is nicknamed the ‘Gateway City’. Boston is pretty close as well. Not bad, really, for a ‘small place’.


Infrastructure and Residing options:

NJIT is built over 45 beautiful acres of land in the University Heights area of Newark. Though the facilities available here for students may not be as amazing as some other universities, Indians really shouldn’t be worried, because it’ll definitely be more than anything you’ve ever come across all your life. The library is well-stocked, with over a million volumes covering anything you may need, and the research laboratories are pretty ‘functional’ as well.

If you want to live on campus, you’re going to be spending about $7000 a year, and what you get for that may not impress you too much. Most grad students prefer (and are almost forced to, anyway) find themselves some off-campus housing, and it turns out much better. You could be shelling out anything between $3000 and $12000 per year, depending on the location you choose, and the number of roommates you can tolerate. The basic rule is, the further you live from campus, the cheaper it gets. Fortunately, transportation isn’t really a problem, so you don’t have to worry about getting late for classes.



The climate is classified as ‘humid subtropical’, but don’t let it confuse you much; it’s fairly straightforward. Newark, much like New York, experiences pretty cold winters and relatively warm summers. Winters, though, aren’t as bad as other places, because the Atlantic Ocean next door is nice enough to bring some warm air. There’s snowfall too – it starts sometime in the middle of December and goes on for a while.


Courses Offered:

• Biomedical Engineering - (M.S.)
• Biopharmaceutical Engineering - (M.S.)
• Chemical Engineering - (M.S.)
• Civil Engineering - (M.S.)
• Civil Engineering - (M.S.) (online)
• Computer Engineering - (M.S.)
• Critical Infrastructure Systems - (M.S.)
• Electrical Engineering - (M.S.)
• Engineering Management - (M.S.)
• Engineering Science - (M.S.)
• Environmental Engineering - (M.S.)
• Healthcare Systems Management - (M.S.)
• Industrial Engineering - (M.S.)
• Internet Engineering - (M.S.)
• Manufacturing Systems Engineering - (M.S.)
• Mechanical Engineering - (M.S.)
• Occupational Safety and Health Engineering - (M.S.)
• Pharmaceutical Engineering - (M.S.)
• Pharmaceutical Systems Management - (M.S.)
• Power and Energy Systems - (M.S.)
• Telecommunications - (M.S.)
• Transportation - (M.S.)



The tuition fee at NJIT is roughly $13,500 per semester (12 credits per semester). That's the only section where NJTI earns some brownie points.



Now, if you don’t have a great profile, and not many signs of it changing much, it’s slightly unreasonable to expect them to be sponsoring you, isn’t it? Specially when getting in is so darn easy.


Eventual Placements:

Well, let’s be frank. NJIT isn’t the best school in the world. You can’t hope for extraordinary placements. In fact, their career fairs aren’t highly participated in. Simply put, getting a job while you’re still at college isn’t a given, but it’s pretty easy once you’re out, thanks to NJIT’s excellent location.


Crowd and Campus Life:

If you’ve spent your engineering life in India cribbing about the dearth of women in your class, your troubles aren’t going away so soon. Like most other such colleges, boys far outnumber girls, and the few girls around too are either taken or ugly. And well, the rest of Newark isn’t much better either.

Fortunately, though, New York is RIGHT next door! And, as we’re sure you know by now, NYC is full of all sorts of opportunities. Bars, GayBars, Clubs, StripClubs, Coffee shops, Bakeries… everything in the world is here.



You probably shouldn’t even apply if you have a good profile. If you have a rather poor profile, though, you’d had best apply to NJIT quickly. Beggars can’t really be choosers, we’re afraid.



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