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NJIT Included in Highly Selective Fiske Guide to Colleges

NJIT has been included in the 2013 revised and updated edition of Fiske Guide to Colleges, a selective, subjective, and systematic look at 300  of the best and most interesting colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada and Britain.

Colleges featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013 were selected with several broad principles in mind, beginning with academic quality. In addition, an effort was made to include achieve geographic diversity and a balance of public and private schools.  Special efforts were made to include a good selection of four types of institutions that seem to be enjoying special popularity at present: engineering and technical schools, those with a religious emphasis, those with an environmental focus, and those located along the Sunbelt.

What Fiske says about NJIT:

●  NJIT offers a “no-frills technological education that prepares students for a future in an ever-changing global workplace.  NJIT’s challenging programs emphasize education, research, service and not surprisingly economic development.”

●  “Students give teaching quality average to high marks.  Since most profs have worked in their industry, they can offer job information along with academic assistance.” 

●  “Career counseling is helpful preparing students for the job hunt.  NJIT’s most favored academic option is the co-op program, which enables juniors to get paid for two six-month periods of work at technical companies.”

●  “As New Jersey’s comprehensive technological university, NJIT attracts a wide range of students with different interests.  . . .  Tolerance is not a problem here as it is on some other campuses.  One student praises the Educational Opportunity Program, saying ‘If it weren’t for them, I would not be here.  They make it easy to be a minority.’”

●  Says an engineering management student: “Students are hardworking, smart and aggressive.  NJIT people have chosen their school because they want a top-notch technical education without the topflight price tag.  Academics are a priority here, and if the social life is less than electrifying, students deal with it.  After all, they know highly skilled jobs will beckon after graduation.  Getting through is a challenge, but there’s ample compensation available for NJIT alums in the technologically dependent workplaces of today—and tomorrow.”   

One of the nation’s leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of 11,400 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering and cybersecurity, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $121 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com. NJIT has a $1.74 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey.