StudentsReview :: The Stevens Institute of Technology - Extra Detail about the Comment
Search for Schools by Region

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute -- Troy, NY
Rochester Institute of Technology -- Rochester, NY
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey -- Camden, 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 Stevens Institute of Technology

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityB+
Useful SchoolworkA- Excess CompetitionC
Academic SuccessB+ Creativity/ InnovationC
Individual ValueB University Resource UseB+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB+ FriendlinessB
Campus MaintenanceC+ Social LifeC-
Surrounding CityA Extra CurricularsB+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Afraid, Approachable, Broken Spirit, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Arrogant, Condescending, Unhelpful, Self Absorbed

Quite Bright
Lowest Rating
Social Life
Highest Rating
Surrounding City
He cares more about Excess Competition than the average student.
Date: Oct 29 2006
Major: Math (This Major's Salary over time)
As a scientifically and mathematically driven student, I feel that Stevens is a great university if you are looking for a solid education in the sciences and engineering that will help you in your career life. However, there are a couple of reasons why I might want to study elsewhere if given the chance.

Before anything, please realize that all comments on this site are purely relative to the student's experience and should not be the only form of research used in selecting a university or college.

First reason why I would leave is the school itself. Stevens is most definitely a small school, catering only to about 5000 students (undergraduates and graduates) . That means that there is a very limited variety of people to find here and most groups of people can get very close to each other very quickly. If you are a more sociable person looking for a vast spread of different types of people, this is probably not the best choice for you.

Second reason is the social life. Weekends go VERY quiet here, since most people that attend this school are from New Jersey and leave for home then. Furthermore, most people here just "seem" tired most of the time from the amount of work that is given here. Yes, drinking is a pretty integrated culture here and as a non-alcoholic person I find this disappointing, but this is common across almost every college, large or small.

One of the best things this school has to offer is cooperative education. Stevens has a very tried-and-true co-op program that has helped almost every student who participates in it land jobs in some of the most profitable corporations and industries in the nation (examples of this are Lehman Brothers, Citigroup Financial, Goodyear, Panasonic, etc). It also gives students invaluable work experience before finding a career, which has been proven to greatly assist one's chances of finding great jobs after graduation.

As a regular engineering institution, the humanities programs here are naturally lackluster. However, we have a great program with New York University that allows you to take replacement courses there for credit at Stevens FOR FREE.

This school is probably one of the better places in the nation to attend if you are DEFINITELY SURE that you see a career in the sciences, engineering, or medicine in your future. The school has many presentations and events dedicated solely to making sure that one wants to engage in the challenging five-year curriculum needed to earn a Bachelor of Engineering. If you have ANY doubts about this, it would be best if you considered other schools in your decision making.

Ask a Question or add a response!
The Stevens Institute of Technology
Compare StevensSave Stevens