The New Jersey Institute of Technology
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NJIT is a half commuter school, half residents. Despite the rumors, NJIT definitely has a large social atmosphere. Many people at this school are introverted so to them there's not much going on because they choose not to do anything on the weekends! I commuted for a year and was not involved socially at school much (I lived an hour away, so it was difficult to do that). I can tell you from experience however, once I started dorming everything changed. It was honestly the best decision I made in college! Get involved in Greek Life, go to some of the sporting events, and get involved on/around campus and you will be happier. Believe me.Also another tip: don't be one of those people who are afraid to go off campus because "it's Newark". University Heights is one of the safest parts of Newark, only behind Ironbound and Northern Newark. So venture out with your friends and actually DO SOMETHING instead of using the excuse that it is Newark. Newark is gentrifying, so that's not an excuse. Only the close-minded suburban people who have never actually seen anything for themselves would say ALL of Newark is ghetto.
Don't come here and think it's like a typical college. Don't come here to study theater or any pure or theoretical field. Go to Rutgers if you wanna study something like that. NJIT is all about applied disciplines, engineering, etc.
If you're the right person NJIT has tons of resources for you to succeed. Students here are very humble, hardworking, and creative. A lot of people are doing cool things like interning at NASA, conducting research at Fermilab, inventing all kind of things, etc.
The best students go to grad school at Standford and the Ivy Leagues and get jobs at big-name companies like Exxon.
The president is always working to bring more opportunity and success to the campus everyday. He does a great job at creating a culture of success.
Of course, I have to admit one bad thing. The professors are pretty terrible at teaching. However, I believe that engineering professors are bad wherever you go. The only reason NJIT has a worse reputation for professors is because there is a higher ratio of engineering and tech teachers here. If you look at the other schools with the worse professors you'll see other engineering universities like Georgia Tech.
So that is the one thing you have to suck up. Try to work around it and make the best of it. The engineering professors are pretty disorganized and incomprehensible. But besides that NJIT is pretty good for NJ students who wanna become engineers or something related.
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