New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is bucking an undergraduate admissions trend. While many universities are failing to hit recruitment targets and/or reducing their standards for admission due to sharp regional and national declines in the traditional college-aged population, NJIT has seen noteworthy growth this year in both applications and the average SAT score of those applicants. In fact, NJIT’s applications for undergraduate admission for Fall of 2018 have grown 12% over last year (33% among out-of-state students) and the average SAT score for the incoming class has climbed to 1289 out of a possible 1600. Applications for the Albert Dorman Honors College at NJIT are up 16% over last year with an impressive average SAT score of 1476 for the incoming class.
NJIT President Joel S. Bloom said of the increase, “People are becoming more and more aware of what NJIT has to offer talented, determined, and diverse students. We are #1 in the entire nation, according to Forbes, for student economic upward mobility. We are in the top 1-2% of universities for return on educational investment, according to Payscale.com. We have invested approximately $400 million in facilities, technology, and amenities that make the educational experience we offer first rate. And the disciplines in which we prepare students put them in great demand in what has unquestionably become a STEM economy.”
NJIT Executive Vice President and Provost Fadi Deek added, “Our reputation continues to appreciate and students are attracted by both what is happening at NJIT and what a degree from our university will mean for their future. Student outcomes, such as our retention rates, graduation rates, and average starting- and mid-career salaries for NJIT graduates are all climbing. That’s a compelling narrative based on quantifiable results.”
One of only 32 polytechnic universities in the United States, NJIT 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. NJIT has a $1.74 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey, conducts approximately $140 million in research activity each year, and is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cybersecurity, in addition to others. For more information about NJIT, visit www.njit.edu.