Information for Parents of Prospective Students

As a parent of a high school student, you probably know how overwhelming the college search process can be. We at New Jersey Institute of Technology want to make things easier for you and your youngster. The topics below will give you a quick snapshot of NJIT.

Future Employment: The job market is looking up for new college graduates, especially in engineering, computing and business majors. University Plans: NJIT has a new strategic plan aimed at advancing the university into the ranks of the nation's leading public research universities. Tuition: As a public university, NJIT's tuition is substantially lower than at private universities. NJIT offers a great education at a modest cost. Financial Aid: More than 80 percent of incoming students receive some form of financial assistance, including need based scholarships and merit awards for highly qualified students. To determine your eligibility for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which you can obtain from your child's high school counselor or the Office of Financial Aid Services at NJIT. You can also apply online at Information on scholarships and grants is also available. Application Deadlines: When to Apply: NJIT is on rolling admissions, so your youngster will hear from us on the status of his/her application within three weeks after it is complete.
  • Application deadline for the Fall Semester: Early Action I - November 15, Early Action II-December 15, Rolling Admission-March 1
  • Application deadline for the Spring Semester: November 15
Admission is competitive. Applying earlier is a good idea! We will consider a student's academic record from high school and any standardized test scores.

NJIT is now a member of the Common Application.  Freshmen applicants interested in applying for the Fall 2016 semester can apply online at

Undergraduate Computer Requirement for Students:
The university annually establishes baseline specifications for each entering class and several recommended configurations of desktop and notebook computer models (All are currently Windows-Intel platforms). Transfer students are subject to the requirement in place for the class level into which they enter. Students are encouraged to purchase one of the recommended configurations through NJIT's partnered vendor. Special academic and volume pricing makes these models available at significant discounts.

Complete information on the Computer Requirement (including more specific requirements for individual degree programs) can be found on the Information Services and Technology website at

Campus Life: Here at NJIT, your youngster will have the opportunity to get involved with nearly 90 clubs and organizations. More than 2200 students--including about half of the freshman class -- live on campus in the university's five modern, comfortable residence halls. If a student decides not to live on campus, he/she can always go relax or gather with friends at the Campus Center. NJIT is also a Division I school in athletics. Get an overview of campus life.

Campus safety is very important to us. The NJIT campus is served by a 66-member Department of Public Safety, which provides security 24 hours a day. NJIT police officers have full arrest power and patrol the campus by foot, bicycle, and in motor vehicles. Police officers are also available to escort students to parking lots or across campus during the evening and after normal business hours.

Academics at NJIT: NJIT offers 125 degree programs through six professional schools and colleges. Nearly 98 percent of our 489 full-time professors hold the terminal degree in their fields. Browse more information on the majors at NJIT.

Campus Visits: Parents and prospective students are always welcome to visit our campus to tour the facilities, talk with current students and meet with faculty. All you have to do is either call the admissions office, 1-800-925-NJIT or schedule a visit online. You can also take a virtual campus tour. Our students have many different resources they can tap to help them with the transition from high school to college.