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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 liberal arts division with six 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 90 percent of students choose to live on campus. The campus lies along the Hudson River, and New York City is a boat ride away. The Stevens Ducks compete in the NCAA Division III Eastern College 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. To ease the first-year transition, students can spend two weeks on campus the summer before freshman year through the Exploring Career Options in Engineering & Science (E.C.O.E.S.) program. During the session, students will compete in research competitions, visit local employers, and complete engineering and science projects. 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 was the first school to develop a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business, spurred on by a grant from AT&T. Stevens is particularly proficient at preparing students for medical school, with 90 percent of Stevens applicants gaining admission. The school 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, on of the inventors of Bubble Wrap packaging material, and Frederick Winslow Taylor, widely known as the father of scientific management.
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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.
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.
|School type||private, coed college|
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.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||42.7%|
|Application deadline||February 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||March 1|
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.
|4-year graduation rate||38%|
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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.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
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|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$43,561 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$13,315 (2012-13)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2012 data