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New Jersey Institute of Technology Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Supriya Sarkar Supriya Sarkar
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Seeking admission at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is competitive as the institute is highly selective in screening its prospective students with an average acceptance rate of 61%. The factors that are used to review the applications include:

  • Academic preparation
  • Standardized exam scores
  • Academic background
  • Educational system
  • Personal essay
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio

NJIT encourages the applicants to take the prerequisite academic tests at least 6 months prior the application deadline. This ensures the availability of the test scores at the time of admission. In view of this, the students are recommended to choose regular and rolling application over early application.

The New Jersey Institute of Technology admissions take place primarily in Fall and Spring seasons, wherein maximum applications are witnessed in the Fall season. The admission requirements for international, undergraduate, transfer and graduate students have been discussed in this article.


Application PortalUG: Common application
PG: New Jersey Institute of Technology's Online Admission Application System
Application FeeUG: 75 USD
PG: 75 USD
Acceptance Rate61%
Mode of PaymentCredit Card/e-Cheque
NJIT SAT Requirements1285
NJIT ACT Requirements27
Academic CalendaSemester-baseded
Intake SeasonsSpring and Fall
Interview RequirementsDepends on course requirements
Work ExperienceEssential for MBA aspirants (minimum 5 years)
Financial AidAvailable for international and domestic students

NJIT Application Deadline

SeasonApplication TypeDeadline
NJIT International Application Deadline
FallApplication for UG coursesMarch 1
Application for graduate coursesMay 1
SpringApplication for UG coursesOctober 15
Application for graduate coursesNovember 15
NJIT Undergraduate Application Deadline
FallEarly Action INovember 15
Early Action IIDecember 15
Honors CollegeFebruary
Rolling AdmissionMarch 1
UG Transfer StudentsJune 1
SpringRolling AdmissionNovember 15
UG Transfer StudentsNovember 15
NJIT Transfer Application Deadline
FallUG Transfer applicationJune 1
SpringUG Transfer applicationNovember 15
NJIT Graduate Application Deadline
FallPhDDecember 15
Master's InternationalMay 1
Master's DomesticJune 1
Master's OnlineAugust 1
SpringPhDOctober 15
Master's InternationalNovember 15
Master's DomesticNovember 15
Master's OnlineNovember 15

NJIT International Student Admissions

The admission requirements for the international students is same as the domestic students with few exceptions, such as:

NJIT English Language Requirement

English Language TestMinimum Score
Internet-based TOEFL79
Computer-based TOEFL213
Paper-based TOEFL550

NJIT Admission Requirements for International Students

It is essential for all international students to meet the following prerequisites:

  • Pay an application processing fee of 75 USD
  • Submit English-translated copy of High School transcript
  • Send scores of standardized tests such as SAT/ACT/GRE/GMAT and scores of English language tests like IELTS/TOEFL.
  • Submit a photocopy of Visa and passport
  • Make an application for an I-20/DS-2019
  • Portfolio (College of Architecture and Design)

NJIT Undergraduate Admissions

Application Portal: The applications for undergraduate courses are accepted through 'Common Application'.

Application Fee: 75 USD

Academic Requirements: Applicants need to fulfill academic requirements with the submission of ACT or SAT scores. Given below is the break up of the ACT and SAT requirements:

ACT Scores
Average ACT Score32
25th Percentile ACT Score30
75th Percentile ACT Score34
SAT Scores
Average Score1285 (Math: 659; Reading: 626)
25th Percentile SAT Score1190 (Math: 610; Reading: 580)
75th Percentile SAT Score1370 (Math: 700; Reading: 670)

Supporting Documents: High school transcript, essay and letter of recommendation. Additionally, the students applying for the College of Architecture and Design need to submit a portfolio.

Furthermore, the institute accepts transfer applications. The NJIT transfer application prerequisites include:

  • completion of 15 semester hours including English composition, Mathematics, and Science.
  • a completed application, application processing fee, and offcial transcripts obtained from all the academic institutions attended.

NJIT Graduate Admissions

NJIT offers specialization in 55 Master's and 19 Ph.D. programs across the subject areas like Engineering, Computing, Management, Design and Science. Some of the popular graduate programs offered by the New Jersey Institute of Technology are:

  • MBA
  • MS in CS
  • MS in Data Science
  • MS in Mechanical Engineering
  • MS in Industrial Engineering
  • MS in Electrical Engineering
  • MS in Business Analytics

The prerequisites for NJIT graduate admissions are given below:

Application Portal: Applications for gradaute programs are accepted through 'New Jersey Institute of Technology's Online Admission Application System'.

Application Fee: 75 USD

Common Supporting Documents: Academic transcripts from all the institutions attended, degree completion certificate, GRE/GMAT scores, IELTS/TOEFL scores and one recommendation letter.

Additional Supporting Documents: The Ph.D. programs require the submission of additional documents like three letters of recommendation and statement of intent.

English Language Requirement: The English language requirement for graduate programs differs from that undergrdauate programs:

English Language TestMinimum Scores
Internet-based TOEFL79
Computer-based TOEFL213
Paper-based TOEFL550

The admission requirements for different levels of graduate programs are discussed below:

  1. Master's and Professional Science Master's Programs
    • Applicants with a Bachelor's degree from a non-US institution need to submit GRE scores while making an application.
    • Master's Programs requiring all the applicants to submit GRE scores are:
      • Applied Physics
      • Architecture
      • Biology
      • Infrastructure planning
      • Materials Science
    • Students seeking admission at the Newark College of Engineering need to submit a GRE score.
    • Applications made for graduate courses at the Martin Tuchman School of Management require submission of GMAT/GRE score.
  2. Doctoral Integrated Doctoral Programs

All the Ph.D. programs require the applicants to submit GRE scores.

Before applying at New Jersey Institute of Technology it is essential that students majorly focus on their performance in standardized academic tests as these test scores play a vital role in dictinguishing your application from rest of the applications.

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