Stevens Institute of Technology Admissions 2022: Requirements, Fee Details & FAQs ,Hoboken,USA

  • Hoboken,USA
Rahul Singha

Located in Hoboken, New Jersey, Stevens Institute of Technology (SIT) is a private research university in the USA. Also known as Stevens or Stevens University, SIT is recognized for its leading-edge research and innovation centers and laboratories. To enhance its inclusivity and add more diversity to its STEM faculty, SIT has joined the National Alliance in 2020.

The sole intention with which SIT works on research is to contribute to solving the most challenging problems in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Nanotechnology, Medicine, Finance, and many more.

With a student-faculty ratio of 12:1, SIT is dedicated to delivering quality education along with excellent research opportunities. The university operates with the mission of inspiring, nurturing, educating, and preparing the leaders to outperform in the technology-centric environment of tomorrow.

Stevens Student Outcomes

SIT boasts more than 50,000 global alumni working as founders, CEOs, inventors, directors of well-established organizations across various industries. Its alumni also include Nobel Prize and Emmy Award winners as well as famous authors and novelists.

Courses Offered


What all courses are available to international students?


SIT offers a variety of degrees and certificates across different interdisciplinary programs. These include 34 undergraduate majors, 56 master’s degrees, and 22 PhD programs along with over 100 graduate certificates.

International students may choose their program and specialization in the following faculties:

Stevens Courses


SIT offers research programs and opportunities to its full-time students, where undergraduates may enroll in any of the two programs:

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) Summer Research Program
  • The Lawrence T. Babbio '66 Pinnacle Scholars Program

The graduates find research opportunities in the areas of:

Stevens Graduate Research Areas

Research Centers

SIT has two National Centers of Excellence and 12 Additional Research Centers and Laboratories. The two main centers are:

  • Maritime Security Center (MSC)
  • Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC)


The institute has a well-equipped library that provides access to digital and physical collections of numerous articles, books, journals, newspapers, theses, and desertions. Besides, the online library of SIT comprises 75 databases and 146 guides in 27 subjects.


Eligibility & Documents Required


What are the eligibility requirements?


The minimum program-wise eligibility criteria that international applicants need to meet before applying to SIT are given below:

Undergraduate Level Eligibility Requirements

Basic Education:

  • Grade 12 in relevant discipline from a recognized board of education with good scores

English Proficiency (either of):

  • IELTS: A minimum of 6.0 bands overall
  • TOEFL (iBT): Minimum overall score of 80
  • PTE Academic: Minimum overall score of 53
  • Duolingo English Test (DET): Minimum of 105
  • SAT I Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: Minimum of 550

Standardized Exams (either of):

  • ACT: Accepted (not mandatory)
  • Two SAT subject tests: Mathematics and either Chemistry or Physics (not mandatory)
  • Two AP exams: Calculus and either chemistry or Physics (not mandatory)

Graduate Level Eligibility Requirements

Basic Education:

  • Bachelor degree in relevant discipline from a recognized university with good scores

English Proficiency (either of):

  • IELTS: A minimum of 6.0 bands overall
  • TOEFL (iBT): Minimum overall score of 74
  • TOEFL (PBT): Minimum overall score of 550
  • Duolingo English Test (DET): Minimum of 100

Standardized Exams:

  • GMAT: Accepted (not mandatory)
  • GRE: Accepted (not mandatory)

Please note that these are the minimum requirements to apply to certain programs offered by the university. These requirements vary with every course and specialization. Some programs may have higher selection criteria. Merely meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance in any of the programs.

It is recommended to learn about detailed and specific entry requirements by visiting the exact page of the intended course on the official website.


What documents are needed for the application?


To prove their eligibility for SIT, international students need to provide the following set of documents at the time of application:

Undergraduate Documents

Postgraduate Documents

  • University transcripts (original and English-translated)
  • Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement (as per course requirements)
  • Written sample: University essays (as per course requirements)
  • CV/Resume (mandatory for Business programs)
  • Two professional references
  • Proof of work experience (wherever applicable)
  • English proficiency test score
  • Standardized exam scores (wherever applicable)
  • Proof of financial capability
  • Scanned copy of the biographical page of a valid passport

Note: These are general requirements for applying to SIT and may vary with different courses. It is recommended to check the exact requirements from the course page on the official website of the university.


Application & Tuition Fees


Is there any application fees?


The non-refundable fee required for international applicants at SIT is as follows:

Course Type

Application Fee* (in USD)

Bachelor degrees


Master degrees


Source: Stevens Institute of Technology

*Fee varies depending on the course and progressive years. We encourage you to check the school/department’s website for the exact fee.


What is the fee structure of courses offered by the university?


SIT has explained the annual and semester tuition fee with the help of credit-based calculation. It has also defined a set of mandatory fees, cost of health insurance, and miscellaneous expenses to help students plan their budget accordingly.

Tuition and Health Insurance 2021-2022

The tuition fee and health insurance cost chargeable to international students for the academic session 2021-2022 are given below:

Fee Type

Cost* (in USD)

Bachelor Degrees

Full-time rate (12-20 credits)

27,390 per semester

Overload credits (more than 20 credits)

1,826 per credit

Part-time (less than 12 credits)

1,826 per credit

General service fee

840 per semester

Student activity fee

230 per semester

Master Degrees

Full-time rate (9-12 credits)

19,038 per semester

Additional credits (more than 12 credits)

1,716 per credit

Part-time (less than 9 credits)

1,716 per credit

General service fee (full-time)

568 per semester

General service fee (part-time)

358 per semester

Student activity fee (full-time)

172 per semester

Health Insurance

Student premium from August to August

2,125 for the academic year

Student premium from January to August

1,333 for Spring Semester only

Source: Stevens Institute of Technology

*Cost varies depending on the course and progressive years. We encourage you to check the school/department’s website for the exact fee.

Miscellaneous Expenses 2021-2022

Apart from this, the institute has specified the expected cost of miscellaneous expenses as follows:

Type of Expense

Cost* (in USD)


Late payment fee

550 per semester

International check processing fee

25 per item

Return payment fee (ACH and paper check)

50 per item

Nelnet payment plan fee

25 per plan

Deferred payment plan fee

75 per plan


Maintenance of full-time status fee

600 per semester

Maintenance of active record

100 per semester

Course by examination fee


Dissertation/thesis processing fee


Graduate certificate fee

130 per certificate

Graduate degree fee

260 per degree

Employer tuition reimbursement bridge plan

150 per semester

Late payment fee

550 per semester

International check processing fee

25 per item

Return payment fee (ACH and paper check)

50 per item

Nelnet payment plan fee

25 per plan

Deferred payment plan fee

75 per plan

*Cost varies depending on the course and progressive years. We encourage you to check the school/department’s website for the exact fee.

Note: These charges are exclusive of housing and dining rates. Accommodation facilities and rates are discussed ahead on this page.


Scholarships & Financial Aid


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


Though the university grants numerous merit and need-based awards and scholarships to its students, a limited number of merit-based scholarships are available for international students. Besides, international students are not eligible for government-funded federal awards from the US Department of Education.

SIT Scholarships

For merit-based scholarships, international students must check the following with their respective departments:

  • Eligibility criteria to qualify for an award
  • Timeline and deadline of scholarship application
  • Documents and other requirements to apply for a scholarship

SIT Financial Aid

International students may check with the private loan lenders and avenues to search for financial aid, scholarships, home-country funding, grants, etc. to help ease their study expenses.

Private Loans

For financial assistance, the university recommends international students to check home-country funding facilities. Some relevant external websites specified by the university to investigate are:

  • Institute of International Education
  • EduPass
  • International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)

Please note that most of the private US lenders would require the applicant to have US citizenship or permanent residence. Also, note that the US-based money leaders would have a higher interest rate than that those based in the home country.


Admission Process


When do the admissions start?


The university follows a semester-based admission calendar, wherein international students may choose to apply in either of the following intakes:

Stevens Admission Intakes

SIT recommends its international applicants coming on a study visa to apply through regular decision deadlines. Refer to the program-wise tentative deadlines given below:

Undergraduate Admission Cycle

International undergraduates may in the Fall Intake as per the following deadlines:

Application/Action Timeline

Application Deadline*

Take tests by

Early January

Submit documents by


Arrange interview by


Complete CSS profile by


Graduate Admission Cycle

The graduate cycle varies with schools and programs. Refer to the tentative deadlines for international applicants:

Applicants by Program

Fall Intake Deadline*

Spring Intake Deadline*

School of Engineering and Science + School of Systems and Enterprises

Full-time masters


Early November

Part-time masters


Early January


Early February

Early September

School of Business

MS/MBA full-time priority



MS/MBA full-time regular



MS/MBA full-time final

Early April

Early November

MS/MBA part-time rolling


Early January


Early February


*Deadlines vary depending on the course and can change frequently. We encourage you to check the school/department’s website for exact deadlines.


What are the steps to the application process? Does this involve an interview round?


International students may refer to the following step-by-step university application approach to apply at SIT:

Undergraduate Applicants

Like the other US universities, SIT also accepts its international undergraduate applications via the Common Application portal.

Step 1: Visit to apply online.

Step 2: Create an account or login using an existing account.

Step 3: Choose a relevant course.

Step 4: Fill in the details required in the online application form.

Step 5: Attach all supporting documents to complete the application.

Step 6: Pay the application fee.

Step 7: Schedule an interview.

Step 8: Submit the online application.

Next, wait for the interview and follow the instructions given by the university to conduct an online interview via zoom or telephonic interview over a call.

Graduate Applicants

International graduate applicants may visit and follow the steps given below:

Step 1: Create a new account using an active email address.

Stevens Application Steps

Step 2: Login using the temporary pin received on the email from the university.

Stevens Application Steps

Step 3: Set a new password as per the given instructions.

Stevens Application Steps

Step 4: Click on ‘Start New Application’.

Stevens Application Steps

Step 5: Select the intended intake.

Stevens Application Steps

Step 6: Click on ‘Open Application’.

Stevens Application Steps

Step 7: Read the instructions carefully and complete all the steps:

  • Input personal, academic, and professional details
  • Add test scores and additional information
  • Submit supporting documents
  • Pay the application fee

Stevens Application Steps

Step 8: Review and submit the application.

Next, wait for the results.


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


SIT announces its decisions via email notification. Upon receiving a university acceptance, students may check for the requirements or information on the next steps on both email instructions and the online portal.

Undergraduate Decisions

The university has stated its decision and tuition deposit timeline for undergraduates as follows:

Application/Action Timeline*

Regular Decision*

Admissions notification

Early April

Tuition deposit deadline

Early May

*Dates vary depending on the course and can change frequently. We encourage you to check the school/department’s website for exact deadlines.

Graduate Decisions

Applicant by Program

Decision Timeline


3-4 weeks of application submission


6 weeks from application submission

Note: It is recommended to stay active on emails and the university website for the latest information and important updates on international admissions.


Student Diversity & Preferred Profile


How difficult is it to get an admission? What is the acceptance rate of the university for international students?


As per the Fall 2020 admission data of SIT, the acceptance rate and student profile can be understood as follows:

Admission Statistics - Incoming Fall 2020



Acceptance rate


New students enrolling


SAT Range (middle 50%)

1320-1480 (combined Mathematics/Reading)

Average high school GPA


Source: Stevens Institute of Technology

The university does not favor any nationality/country, it has the same acceptance towards applicants from overseas as it has for its national students. However, compared to SIT’s undergraduate programs, graduate programs offer a place to more international students.


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


The data representation of Fall 2020 for international graduates and undergraduates enrolled in SIT can be observed as follows:




Total students


Female students


Underrepresented minorities*


State students


Out-of-state students


International students



Total students


Female students


Underrepresented minorities*


Domestic students


International students


Source: Stevens Institute of Technology

*This category comprises three racial or ethnic minority groups (Black, Hispanic, and American Indian or Alaska Native). The share of these students is smaller in Science and Engineering education or employment as compared to their representation in the overall population of the United States.

SIT International Students Fall 2020

Based on the aforementioned statistics, the share of international students in graduate and undergraduate degrees can be perceived as follows:

Stevens International Students Fall 2020

Source: Stevens Institute of Technology

As the chart shows, more international students find a place in graduate courses than in undergraduate programs.


Part Time Work While Studying


Can I work while studying here?


SIT allows all its national and international students enrolled in full-time programs to work while studying. Students may apply to both on and off-campus part-time job opportunities to gain industrial exposure or earn some pocket-money to ease out their miscellaneous expenses.


International students must confirm from their respective departments the type of job they are eligible to apply for. Some departments may allow different kinds of university jobs while some may allow only internship opportunities as a mandatory part of the curriculum. Eligibility to work while studying as an international student also depends upon the level of program they are enrolled in such as bachelors, masters, or doctorate. Students also need to ensure their eligibility before taking up any off-campus job.

Types of Job

  • Assistantships and fellowships
  • On-campus university jobs
  • Off-campus part-time job

Working Hours

US universities allow students on an F-1 visa to work for up to 20 hours a week during on-going sessions. Exceeding this time leads to severe penalties as students are not allowed to compromise with their studies due to work under any circumstances. J-1 visa holders may also be authorized to work up to 20 hours per week. Students are recommended to check the details on working hours and regulations with the visa embassy in advance.

Note: International students must abide by the laws of the USA while working or studying on their study visas. Read more about working in the USA as an international student.


Campuses & Accommodation


How many colleges and campuses does the university have?


Housing three schools and one college within its only campus, SIT is located in Hoboken, Hudson County. Composed of historic buildings, the campus covers 55 acres of land in the city.

Campus Highlights

  • 187 student organizations
  • 122 student events and activities

Greek Organizations

  • Fraternities and Sororities
  • Professional, honor, or service (usually co-ed)


  • Soccer
  • Lacrosse
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Club ice hockey
  • Women's fencing

Besides, the university has a Schaefer Athletic and Recreation Center featuring:

  • NCAA competition-sized pool and indoor soccer
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Squash
  • Racquetball courts

Other facilities nearby the campus are ATMs, cafes, restaurants, chemist shops, departmental stores, stationery shops, and many more.


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


Yes, SIT offers on-campus housing along with dining and parking facilities to all its students. The accommodation facilities include residential halls, leased houses, and special interest housing.

Stevens On-Campus Accommodation Options

On-Campus Accommodation Cost 2020-2021

The semester cost of on-campus accommodation for the academic session 2020-2021 is given below:

Residence Type

Resident Type

Rate* Per Semester (in USD)

Stevens On Campus

Davis Hall 

First-year students

Double room: 4,700

Deluxe double room: 5,100

Humphreys Hall

First-year students 

Double room: 4,700

Deluxe double room: 5,100

Jonas Hall 

First-year students 

Double: 5,100

Palmer Hall

First-year students

Single room: 5,100

Double room: 5,100

River Terrace Suites 

First-year students

Single room: 6,530

Double room: 6,120

Deluxe double room: 6,530

Stevens Leased Housing

110 Washington Street

Upper-class students 

Single room: 8,300

Double room: 7,800


Upper-class students 

Double room: 8,300

North Independence

North Vanguard

South Vanguard

Stevens Owned Greek Housing

800 Castle Point Terrace

Delta Phi Epsilon 

Single room: 5,100

Double room: 4,795

805 Castle Point Terrace

Theta Xi

Single room: 3,875

Double room: 3,570

806 Castle Point Terrace

Sigma Nu

Single room: 3,875

Double room: 3,570

808 Castle Point Terrace

Theta Phi Alpha

Single room: 4,285

Double: 3,875

809 Castle Point Terrace

Delta Tau Delta

Single room: 5,100

Double room: 4,795

831 Castle Point Terrace

Lambda Upsilon Lambda

Single room: 4,285

Double room: 3,875

835 Castle Point Terrace

Phi-Sigma Sigma

Single room: 4,285

Double and triple rooms: 3,875

Special Interest Housing

Lore El Center for Women's Leadership (802 Castle Point Terrace)

Upper-class students 

Single room: 6,120

Double room: 5,400

C.A.R.E. House (1036 Park Avenue)

Upper-class students 

Single room: 5,100

Deluxe double: 5,100

Source: Stevens Institute of Technology

Dining Plans 2021-2022

The following meal plans and semester costs have been specified by the institute for the academic session 2020-2021:

Meal Plan


Rate* Per Semester (in USD)

Tera Bite

230 grub hub dining dollars


230 regular swipes

105 snack swipes

8 guest meals

Giga Bite

160 grub hub dining dollars


160 regular swipes

70 snack swipes

5 guest meals      

Mega Bite

70 grub hub dining dollars


70 regular swipes

45 snack swipes

3 guest meals 

Kilo Bite 

120 grub hub dining dollars


20 regular swipes

10 snack swipes

1 guest meals   

Source: Stevens Institute of Technology

*Cost is subject to change with progressive years. We recommend students to check the latest cost on the university website.

Semester Parking Permit and Fee 2020-2021

Permissions to park a vehicle on the campus are granted to only eligible students. The cost of daily parking in the college premises is USD 10 per day. Permanent permissions require an application from the students. The semester cost of on-campus parking facilities per vehicle is given below:


Cost* Per Semester (in USD)

Commuter students


Students enrolled in co-ops or Stevens-obtained internships


Students enrolled in AFROTC/ROTC


Students with disabilities or temporary mobility limitations


Source: Stevens Institute of Technology

*Cost is subject to change with progressive years. We recommend students to check the latest cost on the university website.

Off-Campus Accommodation

Students may also find off-campus accommodation nearby SIT. Housing can be found in the cities located near Hoboken.

Stevens Off-Campus Accommodation

Details of Off-Campus Accommodation

Apartment type


Basic amenities

Electricity, water, gas, modular kitchen, unlimited internet access

Rent range

USD 1,500-2,500 per month (varies with progressive years)

Contract period

12 months

Source: Stevens Institute of Technology

Note: SIT does not endorse any of the off-campus housing providers. Hence, students are advised to run a security check on any off-campus accommodation they choose. Also, they must prepare for the additional charges and facilities offered in off-campus housing.


University Contact Information


Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?


International students may reach the office at:

Address: 1 Castle Point Terrace Hoboken, New Jersey 07030, USA


Telephone: +1 201 216 5000


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