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Stevens Institute of Technology

Stevens Institute of Technology

By Yonatan Derbew

Located in Hoboken, New Jersey, Stevens Institute of Technology (SIT) is a private research university. SIT has an undergraduate size of about 3,000 students and is also a more selective school with an acceptance rate of 44%. With a student-faculty ratio of 10:1, students at SIT can get more attention from their professors. However, SIT’s male to female ratio is much higher than the national average, with a population composed of 70% males and 30% females.

The tuition at SIT starts at a costly $47,000. SIT’s financial aid process is holistic, which means that they give aid packages based on accomplishments and merit rather than need. As a result of this, 93% of the students receive some form of financial aid. SIT’s financial aid is geared towards students who have flourished academically. SIT awards more than $1.6 million to students who are studying abroad. If you are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, you can receive between $500 and $5000 in scholarship money from the government. SIT makes sure that its students can afford the education it offers.

SIT is a school that ensures the success of its students. They offer them internships and other opportunities so that they can pursue their passions. They also allow their students to figure out what they want to do without forcing them to make a decision right away. When students apply to the business and engineering schools, they have the choice of applying undecided if they are not sure what specific field of study they want to go in to. Students who want to go into STEM can go into SIT’s STEM school, where they have the ability to pursue a pre-med or pre-law track. If you are not geared towards STEM, you also have the ability to go to the Arts and Humanities school. SIT is a school that allows its students to pursue their interests without being coerced into prioritizing their intellectual passions.

At SIT, students have a vast variety of opportunities and activities. They may go to one of SIT’s sporting events and cheer on their classmates. With 40% of its students in fraternities and sororities, SIT’s community is open and welcoming to everyone. For students interested in events occurring off campus, SIT’s location is very advantageous.  Located on the Hudson River across from New York City, students have the opportunity to visit one of the greatest cities in the nation. In NYC, students have the opportunity to go see a play on Broadway, visit the World Trade Center Memorial, or explore Times Square. SIT offers its students many opportunities to pass the time on and off campus.

  • Male female ratio: 68:32

  • student faculty ratio 10:1

  • Private or public: Private

  • Tuition: $47,000

  • Undergraduate size: 3,000

  • Environment : Urban

  • Endowment: 184 million

  • Percent of students that receive financial aid: 93%

  • Location: Hoboken, New Jersey

  • Acceptance rate: 44%

  • Graduation rate: 82%

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