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About Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology (Stevens) offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in business, engineering, liberal arts, management and the sciences. Located in Hoboken, New Jersey, Stevens has been the recipient of multiple honors and awards. U.S. News and World Report ranked the university 75th in the 2013 edition of 'Best National Universities.' Stevens ranked 13th in the nation for career services in the Princeton Review's 2013 edition of 'The Best 377 Colleges.' In 2011, Stevens won two first-place prizes in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.

Additionally, the institute has three national research centers: the National Center for Secure and Resilient Maritime Commerce, the Systems Engineering Research University Affiliated Research Center and the Atlantic Center for the Innovative Design and Control of Small Ships. In 2007, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security designated the National Center for Secure and Resilient Maritime Commerce as a national center of excellence in port security.


Stevens has three schools and one college, and it features 29 undergraduate majors, 44 master's programs, 22 doctoral programs, and 122 graduate certificates. The institute has 438 faculty members and a 7 to 1 student to faculty ratio. Stevens provides an online curriculum with 66 graduate certificates, 19 master's degrees, as well as an MBA in Technology Management. The Office of Sponsored Programs is a resource for faculty, aiding in pre-award services, data compliance, research contracts and intellectual property management. In addition, Stevens has multiple research centers: the Center for the Advancement of Secure Systems and Information Assurance, the Center for Environmental Systems, the Center for Maritime Systems, the New Jersey Center for Micro-chemical Systems, the Highly Filled Materials Institute, the Design and Manufacturing Institute, the Center for Decision Technologies and the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education.

The School of Engineering and Science has eight departments and 22 academic programs, in addition to multiple certificate programs. Undergraduate students in the School of Engineering and Science must complete the core engineering curriculum in addition to specific program requirements. The School of Systems and Enterprises has a Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Management, six master's degree programs, five Ph.D. programs and 20 certificate programs. Additionally, the Applied Systems Thinking Institute is a partnership program between the School of Systems and Enterprises and Analytic Services Inc. The School of Technology Management offers six bachelor's degree programs, seven master's degree programs, seven certificate programs and a Ph.D. in Technology Management. The College of Arts and Letters has eight undergraduate programs, one master's degree program and one certificate program.


The Office of Admissions requires submission of high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, two letters of recommendation and a personal essay. Incoming undergraduates in the Fall of 2011 achieved an average GPA (3.8), SAT scores (1190-1390 composite), or ACT scores (25-30 composite). There is no charge for applying to Stevens online, but there is a $55 fee for paper applications. Graduate program applicants must submit official college transcripts, a resume, two letters of recommendation, a personal statement, test scores and a non-refundable $60 application fee (regardless of online or paper application). Of undergraduates, 100% are full-time students: 75% are male and 58% are Caucasian. Of graduates, 60% are part-time and 40% are full-time students.

Tuition and Financial Aid

The cost of attending undergraduate programs at Stevens during the 2011-12 school year was $57,846, including student fees and living expenses. Graduate programs cost $1,280 per credit in the 2012-13 academic year. Students are allowed to pay tuition in installments. Financial aid may be available through various grants, scholarships and work-study programs. Additionally, Stevens has multiple assistant-ships and fellowships available to students.

School Type Private, 4-year**
Degrees Offered Bachelor's, master's, doctorates**
Religious Affiliation None**
Academic Calendar Semesters*
School Setting Suburban**
Student Body 2,427 undergraduates, 3,114 graduates in 2011**
Student Housing Approximately 60% of undergraduates live in campus housing*
Schools and Programs Three schools, one college; 217 degree and certificate programs*
Student-Faculty Ratio 7 to 1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2010:
Bachelor's: Engineering (317)
Master's: Engineering (595)
Doctorate: Engineering (29)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 43% in four years
79% in six years**
Admission Rate 42% in 2011**
First-Year Retention Rates 93%
Average SAT Score of Admitted Students Middle 50% SAT scores: 560-660 (reading), 630-720 (math), 560-660 (writing)**
Application Due Date February 1st every year*
Tuition (2011) $41,782 per year (for 2011-2012; includes tuition and fees)**
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of First-Year Undergraduate Students Receiving It) In 2010: Federal grants (25%), state and local grants (15%), institutional scholarship (95%), federal loans (76%)**
Percent of First-Year Undergraduate Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 96% in 2010**

Sources: *Stevens Institute of Technology, **NCES.

Contact Information

  • Address: Office of Admissions, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1 Castle Point on Hudson, Hoboken, NJ, 07030
  • Phone: (201) 216-5194
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