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Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology. is a Private college. Located in New Jersey, which is a city setting in New Jersey, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 3,115 full time undergraduate students, and 3,502 full time graduate students.
The Stevens Institute of Technology Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 276 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Stevens Institute of Technology include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at SIT are considered More Selective, with ,15% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 10 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
98% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 88% were in the top quarter, and 58% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Stevens Institute of Technology.
83 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 7 % gave the school a 5.0.
71 Students rated off-campus housing 2.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
85 Students rated campus food 2.9 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.
88 Students rated campus facilities 3.7 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.
88 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.
87 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.
87 Students rated local services 4.4 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.
88 Students rated academics 3.5 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.
26 Students rated Stevens Institute of Technology
Undergraduate life and program is great at Stevens Institute, the campus is great and the location is super. However, if you are planning on becoming a successful engineer or scientist and research is your main passion and goal, DO NOT go here. Research infrastructure and quality is really poor here, particularly at the graduate level. The school does not value research as much as other universities would do and only puts focus on coursework, thus making a graduate program wasteful. Professors are extremely inaccessible to advise research and unblock graduate students. Principal investigators do not receive many grants, leaving researchers and graduate students high and dry when it comes to research progress, material procurement and providing equipment for experiments. As a result, doctoral students spend most of their time as teaching assistants just to secure their funding. Not many research assistantship or fellowship opportunities are available. Professors are not well versed in their area of research and have little collaborations with other labs. There is a strong lack of communication between graduate academics, departments and student services. You need to put in an extra amount of effort to make sure your forms are received on time, your applications are processed and your documents are not lost in emails. The office of graduate academics is extremely slow in processing requests. All in all, although I graduated successfully, I had a terrible experience here as a PhD student and I am extremely ashamed of being an Alumnus and I feel I wasted 5 years of my life here.
I really enjoy this Campus. The environment is very fun and cool to be around especially if I were to work in the city. I love how passionate all the students and professors are at the campus. I feel a true connection to everyone. Their programs are very intricate and prepare you for the real world and future jobs.
If you're a graduate student at Stevens you're not eligible to on-campus housing, why? I have no idea.
Off-campus housing is impossible since they are situated in Hoboken which is as expensive as Manhattan and really, who lives in Manhattan? Everything in this neighborhood is expensive, the food, the shops... The campus is dead, it doesn't feel like a campus, which is supposed to be a property populated by students, instead it's like going to school in some dead person's castle. The class sizes are normal for graduate courses, nothing to brag about. Some classes are even just filled in by both Masters and Phd students from finances, so that Stevens share holders can make more money. No extra-curricular activities for graduate students, NONE! Since they separate, undergrad and grad students.
The student body is NOT diverse, 80% asian (east and west), 17% White, 3% people who wonder why the hell they came to America! The school culture is exactly like the American one NOT diverse and ugly!
The academics is a complete catastrophe and it's not just my department, I have friends in computer science and mechanical engineering and what I'm about to say was also observed by them:
- The teachers are NOT pedagogues, 1 out 10 can teach their material, the rest can't even communicate properly (either because of language barrier or just because they can't vulgarize and transmit information). Most of them are too worried about their own position and research funds to pay any attention to students.
- PLAGIARISM, is the most dreadful thing in Stevens. Having a student body constituted of 40% East Asian and 40% West Asian, it's not only the source of no on-campus diversification but also the source of having the masterminds (east asians) of copying. Graduate work consists of a lot of take home projects, the combination of lazy negligent teachers who use the same projects every year and the east asian community that keeps a copy of the solutions of these projects and passes it on to the next generation, makes it that it's impossible for you to be evaluated objectively. So you either try to butter up some asian guy to give you the solutions or you do your best and watch a circus happening every single course which makes the content lose all its meaning.
- Unrealistic research expectations, all PhD students are expected to come up with a topic of research during the first year. Completely unrealistic expectation because your first year is for passing courses and qualifying exams and learning about your supervisors field and research. The researchers here do not want to take you under their wings or teach you anything, they are just there to PRESSURE you to come up with something. So the work produced is obviously just a pile of lies.
To sum it up, this school is a business, that feeds on rich Asian families who dream to have their kids study in the US. A complete waist of everybody's time and money!
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Stevens Institute of Technology is 39%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
That a lot of your friends will forget about you once you go to college, dont hang on too tightly.
A small close knit community that you may get tired of after a while
They are helpful and easy to get along with.
The atmosphere is much different at Stevens than any other school I had visited in several aspects. The students have great pride in their ability to call Stevens their college, making them more pleasant and driven to succeed. Additionally, the location gives a fast-paced, responsible and hard-working atmosphere that reinforces the need to do well academically and have a successful career.
The food actually sucks. Stevens tries to wine & dine you when pre-frosh visit, but then bring out the crappy food on a daily basis.
someone looking for a strong engineering school that is well respected among the corporations in the tristate area
Stevens is best known for its reputation as an engineering school. Alumni connections are very strong when seeking jobs, particularly in the state of New Jersey. Recently, Stevens has earned a reputation for a having well-rounded students. Several of our athletics teams have ranked in the top 20 in national Division III competition. Our music and technology program has expanded rapidly in the past few years, and there are a variety of music related activities for students to showcase their talents, including various bands, orchestra, choir and dramatic performances.
The dorms have problmes with bed bugs and mice. They are not very clean and always need repair. The food in the cafeteria is not great. There are not many options for students who are vegetarians or have special needs. It cost a lot of money and for what we pay to attend the school there are not many things that are given back to the students. The desks in the classrooms are dirty and broken, students sometimes stand up to take notes. The lockers in the buildings are broken and have not been fixed to store books and supplies.
I'm interested in many areas of study but so far I have had to focus on core courses and can't have been unable to take courses in other programs.
The research opportunities at Stevens are amazing. Undergraduates are able to work with professors and graduate students over the summer through either the Scholars program or Technogenesis, which is open to all students. They often research a topic of their choice under the supervision of a professor. Students can live on campus while working in the labs and are paid by the hour. I have learned so much about possible applications for research in chemical engineering through my experience in the laboratories.
A person who wants to succeed in life. This school offers a great and challenging education and is very well respected by outside companies. The location is perfect too. Having New York City next door allows the school to develop great connections with big companies. If you don't like feeling crowded, then this place is perfect for you. The campus only has a few 4 or 5 thousand students and the student/teacher relationship is great.
"Good grades, social life, enough sleep... pick two."
Commonly heard around campus. But if your good at time management you can get all three. Classes are easily bearable if you know when to focus and when to party, and to not get the two confused.
Stevens campus life is rarely boring either because you're doing work, or are partying in Hoboken or NYC, it is much more for than it first appears, trust me I thought I'd hate the social life here after partying a lot in high school.
But the work is hard, very hard, don't expect to be able to half-ass you're way through it.
As with any tech school, people mainly think that everyone who goes here is a complete nerd. This is FALSE. There are lots of different types of people at Stevens. Sure, there may be people who like going to LAN parties or taking part in the Anime Convention (which apparently is the biggest Anime Convention on the East Coast) and play Magic the Gathering till the wee hours of the morning, BUT, that is NOT everyone. There's people who play sports, people who like to party, people super involved on campus, people stuck in their rooms all day....and the list goes on. The thick of it is that we're an
assortment of students. But at the same time, I guess to go to a tech school, you have to be a little bit of nerd at heart. I like to program, my good friend loves math....it's hidden in all of us somewhere. So we are NOT complete nerds....only partial nerds :)
Well there are a lot of "nerds" there are also a lot of bros, most of them varsity players, but find the right guys and this school can be more fun than half the top ranked party schools... do some research on Hoboken and NYC and you'll understand. As far as the girls go, that is pretty accurate, but being in Hoboken and next to so many other, larger schools find girls should be no problem if you know what you're doing.
Given Stevens has such a strong engineering core, many students enjoy the humanities courses because it gives them an escape from the constant math and equations. Some of the most popular classes are National Government, Political Science, Public Policy Analysis, Legal Theory and Minority Group Identity, Constitutional Law, Ethics, Ethical Issues in Science & Technology, Urban Planning & Design, Metropolitan Development Studies, Theories of Human Nature, Nature/Knowledge/Reality, Senior Design (since you can pick your group and project), Senior Thesis. On the engineering side, students typically take Engineering Design 1 through 8 where they work on different types of projects like building robots.
That we're all nerds because we go to a technology school.
Stevens is huge on sports. Ranked top 10 in NCAA in numerous sports including Mens Soccer, Mens Lacrosse, Womens Field Hockey, Womens Swimming, Womens Fencing, and others. All of the sports draw large crowds and make for a fun and exciting time.
Many are research-focused with tremendous industry and hands-on experience. Depending on the time of the year, they may be difficult to reach, but they will always make time for you if you show a strong desire to learn and excel. Depending on the subject area, some will be foreign particularly in the pre-med related fields, but 99% of them are understandable. Also depending on what major you are in, some professors like to have class in a bar/restaurant, others may be more formal and teach when the class starts and stop teaching when the class ends with little outside time. For the most part, the classes are small so there are plenty of opportunities to showcase your strengths and talents and get to really know your professors. Often times if you do this correctly, this will lead to research assistant opportunities and even job offers.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
98% of students
attending Stevens Institute of Technology receive some sort of financial aid.
17% were awarded federal grants.
While 64% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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