|Students who got into NJIT say:|
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When I applied, I also sent two letters of recommendation and a short essay. To be honest, doing all of that is not necessary to get in, but it definitely raises your chances. Especially if you were a person like me who messed up a little bit in high school. I recommend that you visit the campus before making the choice to come here, because trust me this school is amazing, but it is definitely NOT for everyone. So before you make a commitment to come to NJIT, see if you would actually be happy here by visiting and seeing what it is actually like. (Make sure to visit on a school day though, because the campus is quite dead on weekends, holidays, and during summer) Oh and on a side note, NJIT does not look at your writing scores on the SAT, so when adding your SAT score to see how you match up with the average of the school, you only add Math and Critical Reading. (My score with math + critical reading was 1150, and with all three sections it was a 1720)
| Civil Engineering|
| Oct 08 2012 | The only reason most students are here is because it is the cheapest. I did nothing extraordinary to get here.
I had no problem getting in with horrible high school GPA (2.2) but excellent SAT scores (1350 math and reading), I was serious underachiever in high school, so if you did decent in high school and decent on your SATs you should be okay.
Its much easier to get in than it is to stay in. If you don't make friends to help study and goof off you can easily find yourself on academic probation and thats a fast track to getting kicked out (I know someone that got kicked out and I know a bunch that transferred because they were doing horrible). If you make the connections with classmates and you should up to class 90% of the time, you can easily maintain a B average. (Note: to be on the deans list you only need a 3.0)
To get in you need a GPA of 2.9 from a different university if you want to transfer in. Pretty easy to transfer in. It's good to do your first 2 years in a community college first, then transfer. Take the differential equations math class and as many math courses as you can in the community school before you apply. Once you're admitted into NJIT, the departments are a pain and won't let you take classes outside of the school unless it's for biology or business or something in that area. The maths you want to take elsewhere first if you can. It's tough to get an actual professor for your math classes once you're in NJIT. You usually get the TA's or the graduate students and they generally don't teach very well or speak English, so unless you're a math wiz, you'll have a really hard time with that class and most likely drop it. Figure out how you're going to pay for tuition and get all of that settled early every semester to catch any problems in time.
| Chemical Engineering|| Dec 15 2011 |