The New Jersey Institute of Technology was founded in 1881 as Newark Technical School; renamed NJIT in 1975. It has a rich history with its beginnings developing from the industrial age. Like many of the port cities around the world, the Newark of the late 19th century was a thriving industrial center.
NJIT offers 128 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in six specialized schools instructed by expert faculty, 98 percent of whom hold the highest degree in their field. Our academic programs are fully accredited by the appropriate accrediting boards, commissions and associations such as Middle States, ABET, and NAAB.
NJIT is New Jersey’s science and technology university, committed to the pursuit of excellence in the conduct of research with emphasis on applied, interdisciplinary efforts encompassing architecture, design, the sciences, including the physical and life sciences, engineering, mathematics, and infrastructure systems, computing information and communications technologies and management.
The mission of the Office of Research is to promote highest quality creativity, research, and innovation for advancing the knowledge base through new discoveries, and basic, applied and translational research and technology development.
Career Development Services is a value–added contributor to the career planning and preparation of NJIT students and graduates. We are dedicated to continually improving our client services and to assuming leadership in the profession of career development.
To have career development become a widely integrated and invaluable component of the university’s overall education delivery and student professional preparation strategies.
The Office of Global Initiatives (OGI) is the primary university resource and focal point for international student services and study abroad. OGI provides international students with comprehensive, on-going assistance in all matters related to maintaining immigration status. We oversee and offer a range of programs and services, throughout the year, to ease the student adjustment to the NJIT community. OGI also advises all NJIT students on opportunities to study abroad.
More and more, NJIT students are choosing to live on campus in one of our four residence halls -more than 1,500 students this year, including about half of the freshman class.
Students like the convenience of campus living: access to classes, the library, computer labs, activities, recreational centers, study groups, and faculty. Living on-campus offers a host of other opportunities for students: easy access to NYC (20 min), New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark Museum, adjacent colleges (Rutgers-Newark, UMDNJ, and Essex County College); and the chance for you to be independent, living on your own and making key decisions.
The Robert W. Van Houten Library , NJIT’s university library, is located in the Central Avenue Building (CAB), a facility for studying, researching, and browsing print and online resources. In 1997, the Van Houten Library opened the Information Commons, a computer lab with access to the internet and a wide range of electronic resources. Collection The library collection comprises over 390,000 volumes of books, journals, conference proceedings, reports, dissertations, and theses.
Wireless access to the Internet is available throughout the building.
Good health is central to the personal, academic, and professional success of any student. The health and well being of our students is our primary concern and to ensure that, NJIT @ St. Michael's Primary & Specialty Care Center provides quality health care to all eligible NJIT registered students.
NJIT is located in Newark, New Jersey's largest city. Newark is also New Jersey's cultural and economic capital, boasting performance spaces, professional sports, great food, and five other nearby colleges. We're also 20 minutes by train to New York City, the greatest city on Earth. On any given day, you can watch a sporting event (we have 19 Division I teams), challenge friends in the Campus Center’s gaming room or lend a hand in a community cleanup project.
NJIT makes it easy to get out of the lab or library and get rid of some stress through exercise. Everyone—from beginners to scholarship athletes—can participate in varsity, club, or intramural sports like soccer, baseball, basketball, fencing, volleyball, judo, and even cricket.
The Office of Student Life supports student clubs and organizations by providing university recognition, administrative oversight and direct advisement of student club and organization programming initiatives. This page is provided as a resource to clubs and student organizations as they operate on campus and plan programs and events.
New Jersey Institute of Technology is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.