On Site: Stevens Institute of Technology


At a Glance

Hoboken, New Jersey

Undergraduate Students: 4,064

Student to Faculty Ratio: 12:1

Acceptance Rate: 46%

Six Year Graduation Rate: 87%

Freshman Retention Rate: 93%

Notable Majors: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Cybersecurity, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Quantitative Finance


The Feel

  • Located in Hoboken, NJ, students can look from the Stevens Institute of Technology campus across the Hudson river to see a magnificent view of the Manhattan skyline! The Institute is in an urban environment, but Hoboken is very compact at only a mile long. Stevens is just a 15 minute walk from the train station, making local travel easy for those without a car.

  • While the campus itself is modest, the 55 acre property offers outstanding views.

  • Greek life is popular and there is Greek housing on campus.

  • Freshman housing is guaranteed. There are housing options for women only and special interest housing.

  • The student body appears quite diverse - lots of students speaking other languages.

  • Stevens has a nationally ranked dining room! They often have fun themes and it has great views of the skyline, as well. There are six total dining options on campus and students regularly use Grubhub.

  • A new student center recently opened which houses Student Affairs, the Student Government Association, study and lounge space, and an Intercultural Space. The center boasts big windows with views of the skyline.

  • Stevens provides deeply discounted tickets to events all around the city. There is a shuttle system, ferries, bikes, the train and buses all available.

  • Athletics are DIII, and there are 25 teams; good school spirit for soccer, baseball and lacrosse.



Standout Points

  • Stevens Institute of Technology is ranked 4th in the nation for highest early career salary according to Money: “Best Colleges in America.”

  • The average class size is 25.

  • They guarantee research for all math students.

  • Curriculums are projects based.

  • Stevens houses schools of Engineering and Science, Arts and Letters, Business and the School of Systems and Enterprises. Entrepreneurship is a very popular minor and often paired with a STEM major. Computer science and cybersecurity are selective programs and very reputable.

  • Roughly 10% of students study abroad.

  • Roughly 20% of students do research.

  • 40% of students do internships and 30% do co-ops, which is working full time in place of classes for a period of time while still enrolled at Stevens.

  • Stevens is only one of five schools that offers a Bachelor’s of Engineering (B.E.), with emphasis on either Naval engineering or optical engineering.



Fun Fact

  • Stevens offers an array of campus traditions including TechFest, which brings some of the biggest names in music to perform on campus!



Bottom Line Fit: For the student looking for a STEM-dominated school with very close access to New York City.



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