New Jersey Institute of Technology

New Jersey Institute of Technology

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The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a public research university in Newark, New Jersey. Founded in 1881 with the support of local industrialists and inventors especially Edward Weston, NJIT opened as Newark Technical School in 1885 with 88 students. The school grew into a classic engineering college – Newark College of Engineering – and then, with the addition of a School of Architecture in 1973, into a polytechnic university that now hosts five colleges and one school. As of fall 2018, the university enrolls about 11,400 students, 2,000 of whom live on campus.

NJIT offers 53 undergraduate (Bachelor of Science/Arts) majors and 66 graduate (Masters and PhD) programs. Via its Honors College it also offers professional programs in Healthcare and Law in collaboration with nearby institutions including Rutgers Medical School and Seton Hall Law School. NJIT also offers cross-registration with Rutgers University-Newark which borders its campus.

As of May 2018 the school's faculty and alumni include a Turing Award winner (2011), a Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics winner (2015), 2 members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, 8 members of the National Academy of Engineering, 1 member of the National Academy of Sciences, an astronaut, a National Medal of Technology winner, a Congressional Gold Medal winner, multiple IEEE medalists, and 6 members of the National Academy of Inventors. To date NJIT graduates have won six Goldwaters, two Fulbrights, a Truman, two Whitakers, and four Gilmans

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