About New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
New Jersey Institute of Technology, also known as NJIT, is a public research university which located in the University Heights neighborhood of Newark, New Jersey, United States. NJIT was founded in year 1881 and opened as Newark Technical School later in year 1884. NJIT is the science and technology university of the state of New Jersey.
NJIT is one of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) prepares students to be leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. According to U.S. News and World Report, NJIT has been ranked as one of the Top National University. NJIT also ranked as Top 10 among technological universities in faculty scholarly productivity by Academic Analytics.
NJIT is known for the research capabilities in various fields, especially nanotechnology, solar physics, polymer science, and the development of a smart gun technology. The university also hosts the Center for Solar- Terrestrial Research which owns and operates the Big Bear Solar Observatory, the world's largest solar observatory that located in Big Bear Lake, California, and operates the Owens Valley Solar Array, near Bishop, California.
NJIT offers 126 degree programs including 48 undergraduate (Bachelor of Science/Arts) majors, and 78 graduate (Masters and PhD) programs.The university is organized into 27 academic departments. Three departments, Biological Sciences, History, and Theater Arts.
NJIT has been recognized nationally for providing graduates with a high rate of return on their investment. The Bloomberg Businessweek survey of U.S. colleges ranked NJIT in the top 10 percent nationally for return on investment and classified the university as one of four best buys in New Jersey higher education. BuzzFeed.com has ranked NJIT as the number one value among colleges and universities nationally. NJIT was third on Affordable Online Colleges’ Highest Return on Investment Colleges in New Jersey ranking.
NJIT has earned national prominence by developing relevant academic programs taught by leading practitioners in their fields. Six specialized schools offer 46 bachelor’s, 56 master’s, and 19 doctoral degree programs. With 489 full-time and adjunct faculty, 89 percent of whom hold doctoral degrees, the university maintains a student-faculty ratio of 16:1. NJIT serves an ethnically diverse student body, ranking number one in New Jersey in awarding engineering degrees to African-American and Hispanic students.