NJIT is ranked No. 41 overall, and is the only university in New Jersey to achieve this recognition.
The ranking is part of Princeton Review’s annual “Best 386 Colleges” guide — a book based on data it annually collects from administrators at hundreds of colleges about their institutions’ academic offerings.
The Princeton Review survey is based on criteria that cover the quality of faculty, facilities and technology. It also considers data it gathers from its surveys of college students, who rate and report on various aspects of their campus and community experiences for this project.
Cesar Bandera, associate professor of entrepreneurship at NJIT’s Martin Tuchman School of Management, has completed the annual survey on the university’s behalf since 2015. He said the recognition is acknowledgement of what the school offers.
“As New Jersey’s only public polytechnic university, and as an R1 institution (the Carnegie Classification for very high research activity), NJIT is uniquely qualified to develop technological innovation with societal significance and market potential,” he said.
“Placing among the Top 50 entrepreneurship programs in the county is a recognition of NJIT’s strengths in entrepreneurship curriculum, funding and mentorship for students and university-affiliated startups, and scholarly research and service in this discipline. There is no doubt — entrepreneurship is in NJIT’s DNA.”
NJIT was among the 386 schools listed — there is not an overall ranking — and ranked No. 47 in the undergraduate game design ranking.
Fadi Deek, provost and senior executive vice president of NJIT, said the school’s continued recognition by the Princeton Review is a testament to the strong and supportive learning environment the school provides.
“We are gratified by the comments of NJIT students surveyed about their campus experiences, as well as their acknowledgment of the work done by our faculty, staff and administrators on their behalf,” he said.
Glenn Goldman, director emeritus of NJIT’s School of Art + Design, said the school is thrilled to be ranked in undergraduate game design for the fifth consecutive year.
“It is a recognition of the strong collaborative program we have between digital design in the School of Art + Design and information technology in the Department of Informatics,” he said.
Princeton Review also lauded NJIT earlier in 2020 as one of the top colleges that are “truly the most exceptional in the nation at delivering great academics, affordable cost and great career foundations.” At only 7% of the nation’s four-year colleges, the list of institutions demonstrates a strong academic program and affordability and offers strong opportunities for career prospects after graduation.
“An NJIT degree provides a pathway to career success, and that speaks to the value of the education received by our students,” NJIT President Joel Bloom said.