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NJIT prepared me extremely well for the workArchitecture & Urban Planning Department
NJIT prepared me extremely well for the work world and has a great reputation in the architecture/ engineering/ planning industry. Professionals know that NJIT graduates know the material to be successful. I worked exceptionally hard at NJIT in the architecture program as well as being a Division I athlete and I would not trade that experience for anything.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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I have a 4.0 GPA at NJIT and I am sorry to say that regardless of my successes there, this is a horrendous place to get your education. This school is intended for whites and people from India to somehow "improve" the quality of downtown Newark. However, there is crime on campus including rape, assault and theft-- the Greek life is horrible. Send your child to live in a broken down fire hazard shack, just because you save money?? You will be left crying when your daughter doesn't make it out of this awful place. Walk to school from the "convenient train commute" -- yes, you can walk right by the shelter and the good will where 5 large black men lick their lips and solicit you. Take the Chen bus? The one that doesn't come because the "security officers" are sleeping behind the train station? Or try to speak to your instructors during their "office hours" when no one on the English department speaks English correctly (or can write for that matter) and can't seem to show up for their own appointments! This school doesn't run like a business. In fact, nothing here makes sense. The math teachers don't know what will be on the exams and they don't cover all the material you will be tested on. Nobody shows up for classes here and the teachers just spend all their time yelling at the students about Newark politics and how they are all on probation for misconduct, but it's really all the students' fault... yadda yadda. This is what you pay 2500 / class to hear about. Newark ghetto politics. They don't have enough teachers and the classes required are hideous. You will be required to learn "digital poetry" from a burn-out professor who is in control of your entire future at this institution, just because he wouldn't be able to get a job anywhere else. Come on, "Doctor of Digital Poetry"???? Give the world a break and don't send your children to this place just because it is cheap. Go a little a deeper!!
2nd Year Female -- Class 2012
Extracurricular Activities: B+, Education Quality: F
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My synopsis of this school was "Thank youAverageOther
My synopsis of this school was "Thank you sir, may I have another"; but it was worth the piece of paper and the job that I got at the end of it.

As with all tech schools, be prepared to supply your own girlfriend, or bring an xbox and be prepared to hang out with mostly men for four years for your social life, as there are two women for three men, and one of those women you wouldn't touch with a 10 foot pole. Newark is kind of a dump. If you want the traditional college experience, don't come here.

That being said, the placement record of the university is solid for my field, and am currently gainfully employed in another area of the country with pay that is the 60th percentile. And the school is remarkably cheap for its area. If you can tolerate the lack of women and social opportunities, this is an excellent school if your on a budget and want to expand your career opportunities.If your an introvert, you'll function well here.

2nd Year Male -- Class 2013
Friendliness: A-, Social Life: D
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