NJIT Admissions 2022: Requirements, Fee Details & FAQs ,Newark,USA

  • Newark,USA

The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a public polytechnic university in New Jersey. It is the largest technological university in the NY metropolitan region. The campus of the university covers a whopping two million square feet of land.

NJIT offers more than 130 programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees in various disciplines like STEM, Architecture and Design, etc. It has over 60 research institutes, centers, and laboratories for strategic growth. It is listed under "R1 Doctoral Universities" for its high-quality research activities. It also operated Big Bear Solar Observation in South America. The student to faculty ratio of the university is 20:1.

Notable alumni of the university include Ehsan Bayat (American entrepreneur), Rah Digga (rapper), Kyriakos Kokkinos (Greek politician), Jim Stamatis (soccer manager), John Mooney (a chemical engineer), Wally Schirra (American aviator), Damon Lynn (basketball player), Victor Stenger (physicist) and Sara Del Valle (scientist).

Courses Offered


What all courses are available to international students?


The university offers over 130 programs, including undergraduate, graduate, certificate, and doctoral programs, through six professional schools. International students may choose their dream course in the following specializations:

Undergraduate Courses

Applied Physics

Applied Mathematics



Business and Information Systems



Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Civil Engineering

Communication and Media


Digital Design

Information Systems

Interior Design

Law, Technology, and Culture

Mathematical Sciences

Graduate Courses

Applied Mathematics

Applied Physics



Computer Engineering

Computer Science

Computing and Business

Cyber Security and Privacy

Data Science

Electrical Engineering

Engineering Management

Engineering Science

Internet Engineering


Mathematical Sciences

Mechanical Engineering


Urban Systems


Eligibility & Documents Required


What are the eligibility requirements?


International students require a 3.6 GPA to get into the university. International candidates (whose native tongue isn’t English) are also expected to display English language proficiency. The college acknowledges TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE scores as proof of English language capability.

The minimum requirements set by the university are as follows:

  • Age requirements – Students must be of 18 years or above.
  • English language proficiency and standardized exams – Refer to the table below:

English Proficiency Tests

Undergraduate Scores

Graduate Scores


IBT – 79 or above

CBT – 213 or above

PBT – 550 or above

IBT – 79 or above

CBT – 213 or above

PBT – 550 or above


6.5 bands or above

6.5 bands or above


100 or above

120 or above

Standardized Exams


1285 or above



26 or above




500 or above



298 or above

Note: Minimum requirements may vary with different programs. To check the exact limit on each course, please refer to the intended course page on the university website.


What all documents are required for the application?


The university's guidelines state that the documents should be in English. If the supporting documents are not in the English language, students are advised to get them translated.

Undergraduate Documents:

Graduate Documents:

  • Course and score information from Grade 9 to 12
  • Official transcripts
  • Examination results
  • GED certificate or High School Equivalency Diploma
  • Valid address and contact information
  • Standardized exam score
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Copy of passport and visa (if available)
  • Financial documents (affidavit, etc.)
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • School Report
  • The quarter semester grades
  • Counselor recommendation

Note: Document requirements may vary with different programs. To check the exact requirements, please refer to the intended course page on the university website.


Application & Tuition Fees


Is there any application fees?


The application fee for all programs is USD 75. The amount is non-refundable. Students can either pay using a credit card or e-cheque, or internet banking. Students can process the application fee on the NJIT’s official website along with their admission fee. Students facing financial hardships can request a waiver from the university.


What is the fee structure of different courses available at the university?


The estimation of the annual tuition cost and general fee for different programs offered by NJIT is as follows:

NJIT Tuition Fee

Source: New Jersey Institute of Technology

Note: University reserves all rights to revise the fee before a new academic session. To learn about the latest course fees, it is recommended to check the university website.


Scholarships & Financial Aid


Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?


NJIT offers various scholarships to all full-time degree-seeking international students. The scholarships are awarded based on merit, academic excellence, and the achievements of applicants. Students should apply for the scholarships before the deadlines or along with the application forms. There are numerous scholarships and awards available to graduate students on a competitive basis. These are either internal, program-specific, or international scholarships/awards.

Eligibility Criteria:

NJIT provides scholarships for students with good academic records. To qualify for these scholarships, a student must have:

  • Visa or a valid visa status
  • He/she must be enrolled in the university
  • Financial need or any financial problems
  • 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • All international undergraduate students
  • SAT score of 1150 score or higher

Also, students have to submit an essay demonstrating why they need this scholarship.

How to Apply?

Students can apply for scholarships using the university’s admission link. Students can submit the applications before June-end.


The deadline for scholarship application falls towards the end of June. Students are advised to avail themselves of the scholarship before the closing date.

Note: For more details on the scholarship application process and deadlines, please visit the university’s scholarship webpage.


Admission Process


When do the admissions start?


The university’s admissions are categorized into three sessions: Early Admission, Fall, and Spring Intake. The deadlines for the admissions are as follows:

Admission Type


Early Admission


Fall Regular Admission

Rolling Admission – early March

Early Action I - mid-November

Early Action II – mid-December

Honors College – early February

Spring Regular Admission


Note: Deadlines are subject to change with progressive years. To receive the latest information on the exact starting dates and deadlines, please visit the university’s admission deadlines webpage.


What are the steps to the application process?


Students can apply for admission to UG and PG courses via their integrated application portal/website ‘Common Application’. The link is given here: www.commonapp.org.

Steps to the Application Process

The detailed steps of the application process are as follows:

Step 1: Open the Common App webpage via the university’s website. Choose one option from the list shown on the screen - transfer student, first-year student, etc.

NJIT Application Steps

Step 2: Create an account. If you are using it for the first time, make a new account and log in using your email address and password.

NJIT Application Steps

Step 3: For creating a new account, students have to fill in personal details like name, address, email address, contact information, citizenship status, password, etc.

NJIT Application Steps

Step 4: The last step is to log in and apply to the university.


When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?


The university acknowledges applications in line with its rules and regulations. Students might hear back from the university in four to eight weeks after submitting their applications. Students will receive an email from the university regarding their decision.


Student Diversity & Preferred Profile


What are the chances of getting into this university?


The acceptance rate of the university is 72.8%. It is considered a moderately selective university. The competition is moderate. Students with average SAT or ACT scores are likely to get admission to the university. Students are, however, advised to score more than average marks to secure seats.


How many Indian/international students are studying at the university?


NJIT believes in diversity. The university has more than 1,500 international students from 70 countries.

NJIT Student Body

Source: New Jersey Institute of Technology


Part Time Work While Studying


Can I work while studying here?


Students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs at the university can work on or off-campus. International students are required to have legal work permits to work in the country. Students can work for 20 hours while studying at the university during a regular session. However, during vacations and holidays, students can work for more than 20 hours. Students must maintain an F-1 status for on-campus employment.

Students can log in to the Highlander Pipeline with NJIT UCID and check on-campus employment by clicking ‘Student Services Tab’. If you don’t have an online application, create one and apply for suitable positions of your choice.

The university also helps with off-campus opportunities. Students can:

  • Find part-time work opportunities on Handshake
  • Job search websites like Indeed, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Visit a retail outlet and apply for vacant positions
  • Social media platforms
  • Quarterly job fairs

Note: For more details, students can check the on and off-campus opportunities on the university website. Also, refer to the USA Study Visa Guide and F1 Visa Guide for more details.


Campuses & Accommodation


How many colleges and campuses does the university have?


The university comprises five colleges and one school. These are listed below:

NJIT Colleges

Overall, NJIT has 21 departments.


Is on-campus housing available? How much does it cost?


NJIT offers on- and off-campus housing accommodation to students. The university provides residence halls facilities, undergraduate and graduate apartments, and other faculty housing accommodations. The Residence Halls include Cypress Hall, Honors Hall, Laurel Hall, Redwood Halls, Oak Halls, and Greek Village. The residence halls consist of beds, internet access, furniture, tables, bathrooms (shared or private), and a shared kitchen. 

NJIT On-Accommodation Cost

A year-long (12-months) contract is available. The additional charges per semester are USD 1,050. Refer to the accommodation cost per semester for different residential halls given below:

Residence Halls

Semester Cost (in USD)

Cypress Hall

Single room – 5,325

Single room – 5,660 (private bath)

Double room – 4,555

Double room – 4,655 (private bath)

Honors Hall

Double room – 4,670

Double room – 4,790 (private bath)

Single room – 5,475

Single room – 5,785 (private bath)

Laurel Halls

Double room – 4,555

Double room – 4,655 (private bath)

C-single room – 5,220

Single room – 5,325

Single room – 5,660 (private bath)

Redwood Halls

Single room – 5,005

Double room – 4,350

Oak Halls

Double room – 4,555

Single room – 5,325

Greek Village


Source: New Jersey Institute of Technology

Off-Campus Accommodation

The university is not affiliated directly with off-campus housing but provides a listing of off-campus private owners and landlords on the university's website.  Students can also stay with their friends and family in their private apartments, rental houses, etc. Students can find housing or apartments near Downtown Newark, North Ironbound, Ferry St., Horatio St., Lincoln Avenue, Hazelwood Avenue, and Mapes Avenue, near the university.

NJIT Annual Cost of Living

The overall cost of living has been explained by the university as follows:

Living Expenses

On-Campus Cost (in USD)

Off-Campus Cost (in USD)

Room and Board



Indirect Costs



Books and Supplies



Meals and Dining



Source: New Jersey Institute of Technology

Note: The housing rates might change every year. To know the exact costs of apartments and residence halls, please refer to the university’s accommodations webpage.


University Contact Information


Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?


For any queries or doubts, students may contact the university:

Address: New Jersey Institute of Technology, 323 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Newark, NJ 07102, New Jersey, United States of America

Website: www.njit.edu

Telephone: +1 973 596 3000


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