Stevens Institute of Technology

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Castle Point on Hudson

Hoboken, NJ 07030

Phone: (201) 216-5000
2012-2013 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Feb. 1
application deadline

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#82 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. National Universities

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Stevens Institute of Technology is a private institution that was founded in 1870. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,548, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 55 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Stevens Institute of Technology's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 82. Its tuition and fees are $43,561 (2012-13).

Innovation and entrepreneurship is stressed at Stevens Institute of Technology, a research-intensive school primarily known for its engineering, science and management programs. The school also has a humanities division with eight majors. Undergraduate students are encouraged to get involved in research projects and develop new technologies through the school's Technogenesis philosophy. Students can opt for a cooperative education track, which is a five-year program with mostly alternating semesters of class and full-time, paid work. Students complete a full first and fifth year at Stevens, and pay for only four years of school. On campus, in Hoboken, N.J., there are more than 120 clubs and organizations, including about 15 fraternities and sororities. Housing is guaranteed for four years, and more than 60 percent of students choose to live on campus. The campus lies along the Hudson River, and New York City is a boat or subway ride away.

The Stevens Ducks mainly compete in the NCAA Division III Empire 8 Athletic Conference, and, through the school’s Adopt-a-Team program, all student athletes have a faculty mentor to help them juggle sports and school work. Incoming freshmen also do not have the hassle of buying a new laptop; each student is given a notebook computer with software configured to his or her major. The school was exclusively for male students until 1971, and now, females make up close to 30 percent of the student body.

Stevens also has a campus in Washington, D.C., where graduate students interested in working in the government sector can study systems engineering, maritime security and more. Notable Stevens alumni include Alfred W. Fielding, one of the inventors of Bubble Wrap packaging material, and Frederick Winslow Taylor, widely known as the father of scientific management.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

A strong commitment to discovery, collaboration and mentorship drive the Stevens academic culture, which has been built on a legacy of technological innovation since 1870. Students and faculty collaborate in an interdisciplinary, student-centric, entrepreneurial environment to leverage technology to confront global challenges. From Habitat to Humanity projects to the Solar Decathlon team advancing energy efficient housing, Stevens continues to contribute to the community on our campus, in our hometown of Hoboken, NJ, and to the global community at large.

Stevens is known as The Innovation University and is consistently ranked among the nations elite for ROI for students, career services, and mid-career salaries of alumni. Stevens proximity to New York City and the surrounding metro area cultivates unmatchable internships, cooperative education placements, and other project-based learning opportunities for Stevens students.

Choose from more than 30 undergraduate majors in Business, Humanities, Arts, Computer Science, Engineering and Sciences; double major or pursue both a bachelor's and a master's degrees. Students participate in a capstone project often undertaken in collaboration with students from other disciplines, mentored by faculty, and sponsored by industry partners. Graduates are highly skilled in creating solutions at the intersections of disciplines and can lead in today's complex, cross-functional and highly technical environments. A strong career development program and excellent preparation pay off: graduates fare exceptionally well in career and graduate school placement. A robust student life, an exciting college town, and more than 100 student organizations and 26 NCAA Division III athletics teams add to an enriching student experience.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1870
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $143,527,063


When applying to Stevens Institute of Technology, it's important to note the application deadline is February 1, and the early decision deadline is November 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 1. The application fee at Stevens Institute of Technology is $55. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 42.7 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity more selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 42.7%
Application deadline February 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by March 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Stevens Institute of Technology is 9:1, and the school has 45 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Stevens Institute of Technology include: Engineering; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 92.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 9:1
4-year graduation rate 38%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Engineering 67%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 9%
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 9%

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Student Life

Stevens Institute of Technology has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,548, with a gender distribution of 73.1 percent male students and 26.9 percent female students. At this school, 73 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 27 percent of students live off campus. Stevens Institute of Technology is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 5,649
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Stevens Institute of Technology offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Stevens Institute of Technology also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Stevens Institute of Technology, 20 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Students who have cars on campus 20%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Tuition and fees $43,561 (2012-13)
Room and board $13,315 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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