New Jersey Institute of Technology has been ranked among the only four universities in New Jersey to make it to the U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 Best Global Universities list. The three others universities are Princeton, Rutgers-New Brunswick and Rutgers-Newark.
The U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities has cited NJIT as one of the top polytechnic public universities all over the world in research expenditures. This year, academic research spending exceeded US$170 million, a twofold increase in 10 years. The ranking considers criteria with a greater emphasis on international research among the 1,250 top global universities coming from 75 countries. The United States has 242 schools that made the 2019 Global Universities list.
What NJIT’s global ranking means to international students
“What this global ranking means to our international students and education agents is that they can easily compare learning institutions all over the world. They then get to see how New Jersey Institute of Technology fares as a university that is committed to academic excellence with a particular focus on international research. This is crucial to students’ decisionmaking,” says Jim Panos, SVP for North American operations.
It may be recalled that NJIT soared 34 spots higher in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, which was released in September this year, and made it to 106th place in the top National Universities category from its 140th position in 2018.
NJIT President Joel Bloom has this to say about the university’s phenomenal rise in rankings, “Every major industry across the global economy is reliant on technology. And NJIT is gathering visibility for our breakthrough applied research. It is also seen as a university that provides affordability and opportunity for high-achieving students.”
Earlier this year, Forbes also reported NJIT #1 in terms of upward mobility for graduates who are now occupying middle management positions in the country’s top companies. It topped the highest paid graduates list with salaries averaging US$119,700 annually.
NJIT’s reputation continues to rise as more than US$400 million has been invested in new laboratories, classrooms and facilities which transformed the campus as an ideal study destination. Student applications are also up by 58% in the last four years, with 130 faculty joining the university in the past six years.
The academic profile of NJIT’s students also continues to rise with a 3.58 GPA and 1288 SAT average for recent applicants and 3.9 and 1474 for students in NJIT’s Albert Dorman Honours College.