StudentsReview :: The New Jersey Institute of Technology - Comments and Student Experiences
-or-
Search for Schools by Region
 

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey -- Camden, NJ
New York Institute of Technology -- Old Westbury, NY
College of New Jersey, The -- Trenton, NJ


  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.


The New Jersey Institute of Technology

There are 94 Comments

View:

Sort By: [Date] [Major] [Rating]

Select Comments:

Positive Negative Neutral Advice
Ok this is a review for everyone thinkingAverageArchitecture
Ok this is a review for everyone thinking going here is only good for the job after college. You're hopelessly wrong. Every single review I have ever read has been wrong about living and going to NJIT in general. Let me begin, NJIT is 100% a party school. students from schools all over the tri-state go to our FRAT PARTIES. We have like 5 houses and Rutgers Newark has 2. But next year the new Greek Village will be done along with the new residence hall and dining hall. There will be 10 or more new frat houses, some frats that never had a house are getting houses and sororities are finally getting houses, a first for NJIT. So ladies don't think there's nothing for you to do. Parties don't only go on at the frats, who btw always have beer for you and a professional dj and last night a live band, it may be a charge to get in but the girls there are hot i promise you, and they will get with you, they're just a tough code to crack. and they dance insane. Every frat has a dance floor a pong table a dj booth and a bar. They're our clubs basically. I go to bout 2 parties every single weekend plus ppl throw parties in the residence halls. I'm a freshman and i've personally thrown and bartended at 3 parties and its only the first semester. And they have the residence halls setup as close to an equal guy to girl ratio you're gonna get. Many hot girls here on the sports teams. (basically the only hot girls that live on campus are on sports teams). And no matter what kind of person you are you will make friends, and you will have fun. NJIT is too underrated anyone who says theres nothing to do just doesnt go out and wants to make others as miserable as them. Next year there will be a lot of new nice dorms from the new residence hall which will be right next to the new greek village so you'll always know if theres a party going on. If you're actually looking to have fun, then you will have fun. Now never listen to a single review bad about NJIT again and believe it, I am only bored enough to write this now because its finals week and its quiet cuz ppl are studying. All different races will have frats, the latinos the black frats the indians are all getting one. every night there is a party, theres never one party, they always compete for parties but also they always charge unless you know ppl like me, which can easily happen. The only reason anyone would hate this place is the amount of work, the teachers, the campus, and because there are so many commuters here, so we don't even know the girls that go here that are hot but we have never seen cuz we have no class with and he doesnt live on campus. SO GIRLS READING THIS MOVE TO NJIT YOU WONT REGRET IT. So yea us HIGHlanders we party. thats the point of this review
1st Year Male -- Class 2017
Education Quality: A+, Campus Aesthetics: D+
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
Question
NJIT is a great school overall, but keepQuite BrightCivil Engineering
NJIT is a great school overall, but keep in mind it is NOT for everyone. This is by no means a party school first of all, so if that is what you're looking for then you are looking in the wrong place. This does not mean there is absolutely no way to have a social life here though! Rutgers is right across the street, so if you're looking for parties you can make friends there. If you're not into parties, there are tons of other ways to be social at NJIT. If you are a gamer or computer geek, you will fit right in automatically. But for those that aren't, do not let that discourage you. To be honest, not many colleges are as diverse as NJIT. You can find people from pretty much all types of cultures and backgrounds here, and I think that is a truly beautiful thing. If you're a little iffy about NJIT because it is in Newark, don't let that discourage you either! University Heights is a very safe neighborhood, and the are constantly police everywhere all over campus to ensure the student's safety. Trust me, I'm an extremely thin guy with no muscles, and I am still alive and have never had a bad experience when it comes to that. Some people complain that there's nothing to do around NJIT, but those are the people who do nothing around campus. There are tons of things to get involved in, you just need to make an effort. If you are planning to commute, don't be the person who just goes to school and goes straight home when classes are over. Trust me, you will be MISERABLE! I'm a commuter, and I made sure to get involved in at least 2 clubs, go to an athletic game here and there, attend events, etc. & I have had fun doing it so far! You will meet all types of people here, and everyone is friendly overall. The only thing is some people seem to be depressed often, but again those are the antisocial people who don't make an effort to enjoy their college experience! The workload is definitely tough. Don't come here thinking you will be able to bullshit your way through your classes because that will absolutely not work. You will need to put MUCH time and effort into your classes. So if you think you can't handle math and science, this is definitely not a place for you. The math department here is comparable to MIT and all of the other top notch engineering schools, so it will definitely be a change from high school, even if you have taken AP courses in high school. To be honest my recommendation is even if you got a four or five on AP calculus or AP physics, then you should still take the entry level courses and not exempt yourself, because trust me. You will want them! Without them you will suffer! I know other freshmen who started with calc 2 their first semester and had to drop the class because they could not keep up! So trust me, just start with calc 1 or precalc. You will thank yourself.
1st Year Male -- Class 2016
Education Quality: A+, Social Life: C+
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
Question
The EE Dept is very good.Electrical Engineering
The EE Dept is very good. I took courses geared towards IC Design (VLSI) and all the Professors that I came across were smart, very patient and way more than well qualified. The one thing I loved about NJIT EE was that most of the Professors would go out of their way to teach the concepts of their courses to a willing student. After almost 6 yrs of graduation, I am very pleased with the impact NJIT has had on my career. Some advice for aspiring students.. be active on campus. Definitely join student clubs, make contacts with seniors, juniors and people willing to help you and maintain those contacts for Years (yes, years, not months.. dont forget them after you do find a job.. you'll eventually plan to switch). NJIT job placement program and assistance is top-notch. Utilize their help in the best possible way. Plan on attending every single Job fair on Campus. Undergrad is fun, but Grad school is serious business. Just remember, you get less than 2 mins to impress some really smart guy standing at the booth (looking for candidates). They don't expect you to be a genius. They are expecting you to know your subjects that you choose and you study. Work hard and don't let your report see anything lower than a B-.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
Question
The New Jersey Institute of Technology
Compare NJITSave NJIT

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools
• Essential College Tips
Ah, college. Considered by many to be the time of a young person's lif... more→
• Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation
According to NPR, the cost of college... more→
• For parents filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE (from a veteran paper slinger)
Just so you know, filling out these forms is a lot more than penciling... more→
• How to choose the right college?
My name is Esteban Correa. I am currently a second year INTERNATIONAL ... more→
• Create The Right Career Habits Now
Getting ahead in your career can be easier if you make the choice to b... more→

• Senior Year (Tips and experience)
It's the end of junior year and everyone is anticipating the arrival o... more→
• Informational Overload! What Should I Look For in a College or University?
We are in an instant information age, where you can find almost anythi... more→
• Personality Type and College Choice
Personality type is something very important to consider when deciding... more→
• A Free Application is a Good Application
As a senior finishing her scholastic year, I feel that it is my duty ... more→

• College Academic Survival Guide
The leap from high school to college academics is not an insignificant... more→
• Getting Involved: The Key to College Happiness
As a tour guide, the absolute, most frequently asked question I got wa... more→
• Choose a Path, Not a Major
Unless you're one of the fortunate souls who's already found their cal... more→
• The Scoop on State Schools
A recent college graduate, I vividly remember touring campuses as a p... more→

• The Purpose of a Higher Education
You are one of the millions of people this year applying for admission... more→
• The Importance of Choosing the Right College Major (2012)
One of the most important academic choices you'll make while in colleg... more→
• How to choose a college major
I was not sure what college major to choose. When you are in your late... more→
• How to guarantee your acceptance to many colleges
Are your grades are not what you think they should be from high school... more→

• Nailing the College Application Process
College applications seem to always be put on top of students procrast... more→
• What to do for a Successful Interview
Interviews seem to become more commonplace in every facet of life as o... more→
• I Don't Know Where to Start (General College Advice)
Preparing for college is a difficult time for every student and it?s o... more→
• Attitude and Dress Code for an Interview (General College Advice)
An interview is something we all have to go through when we get a job... more→

• Starting College (General College Advice)
College is a huge milestone in your life. You?ve seen the castle like ... more→
• Boston Apartment lease: Watch out!

Are you a student and about to sign the very first lease in your li... more→

• What college is right for you?
When thinking about their choices for colleges, many students and pare... more→