Selecting a university can make your head spin. With so many choices, it’s often hard to see what sets one school apart from another. At NJIT, we know how to give you an edge because we work so hard at keeping ours.

NJIT’s Career Edge

  • NJIT was named in the top 1 percent for return on investment and 8th in alumni earning potential among public universities nationwide by Payscale.com.
  • Students get a head start on their careers through cooperative education, salaried internships that relate specifically to their field of study.
  • The 10 fastest-growing occupations for college graduates include NJIT's newest program areas—physician assistant and physical therapy—as well as computer-related occupations.
  • Among the CEOs of the S&P 500 companies, engineering is the single most common undergraduate degree (22 percent of the group). More than half of the CEOs have undergraduate degrees in engineering, business management, science, math, or computing.

NJIT’s Global Edge

  • NJIT was named among the top 500 world universities in a study by the Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Institutions were judged on quality of education, quality of faculty, research output, and size; only 170 U.S. institutions were ranked in the top 500.
  • With students from more than 33 states and 100 countries, the high level of diversity in NJIT's student body and faculty prepares graduates to understand and succeed in the global marketplace.

NJIT's Technology Edge

  • NJIT named a Most Wired College by Princeton Review.
  • NJIT was the first recipient of the Excellence in Technology Education Award presented by New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC), which annually recognizes outstanding technology companies and individuals who contribute to “growth, achievement, and excellence in diverse technology sectors of New Jersey.”
  • Forbes.com and a Princeton Review survey designated NJIT as one of the nation's most technologically sophisticated universities based on factors such as the ratio of computers to students, campus-wide and wireless networks, and technology-enhanced learning.
  • NJIT has received major National Science Foundation (NSF) funding to define the next generation of computing applications. Most notable is the creation of SmartCampus, a wireless peer-to-peer, location-aware community system that immerses students in a world of wearable computers.
  • NJIT has been designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance (Homeland Security) Education by the National Security Agency.
  • NJIT partners with Iowa State University in the Center for Information Protection (Homeland Security), an NSF-supported cooperative research center in information assurance.

NJIT's Academic Edge

  • NJIT leads the way in applying new technologies and approaches to enhance the educational experience in the classroom, the lab, and the studio.
  • The university was one of the first in the nation to require computer science courses for all students, and the School of Architecture has been a pioneer in teaching computer-assisted design (CAD) and digital design. The school's innovative "paperless" first-year program was recently lauded by Campus Technology magazine.
  • Nearly all academic programs provide real-world experience through experiential learning such as co-op, capstones, internships, and service-learning projects. Many co-op students go on to get permanent jobs with their co-op employers.
  • Students learn emerging technologies from the researchers involved in developing them. Special education programs are available in bioMEMS, mathematical biology, and optical science.

NJIT's Regional Edge

  • New Jersey is the place to study technology. Here you’ll find America's highest concentration of pharmaceutical, high-tech, biotech, and medical-device companies. New Jersey is home to the highest per-capita number of engineers and scientists and can also claim the highest per-capita rate of patents issued.
  • The Newark–New York metropolitan area is a living laboratory for architecture and building sciences, environmental engineering, and transportation systems.

NJIT's Research Edge

  • NJIT's research expenditures totaled more than $102 million in FY2012.
  • NJIT ranks among top American research universities in an annual study by The Center at the University of Florida. With a growth rate of 89.7 percent in the last decade, the university's research program is among the 25 fastest-growing research programs in the nation.
  • NJIT has been designated by the state of New Jersey as the Homeland Security Technology Systems Center.
  • NJIT operates the world-renowned Big Bear Solar Observatory, where researchers conduct the nation's most advanced investigations of solar phenomena such as earthshine and space weather.