New Jersey Institute Of Technology Housing and Nearby Apartments


The campus of New Jersey Institute of Technology is obviously much more spacious now, as compared to when it was founded over 130 years ago, with nearly 50 acres--all of which were recently and completely re-configured and re-landscaped--sprawling through University Heights. One other significant change: more than 2,000 New Jersey Institute of Technology students now live on campus, in both traditional residence halls (read: dorms) as well as college-owned apartment-style complexes. The Albert Dorman Honors College also provides housing. There is NJIT on-campus housing available for both under- and upper-class students: Cyprus Hall and Redwood Hall (the oldest dorm on campus, having been constructed in 1978) are primarily for freshman; Laurel Hall and Oak Hall have been designated as upper-class student residences. In 2013 NJIT opened the Warren Street Village, offering apartment living to select students of all grades. Several Greek houses--fraternities and sororities play a small but active part in student life--round out the NJIT housing options. There are a number of dining choices--from traditional cafeterias to fast-food spots to a full-service pub--that cater to NJIT students living on campus. Even with the increase in campus living over the last few years, there are still about 8,000 NJIT students needing off-campus housing each year, whether at the undergraduate or graduate level. And if you're a student or NJIT faculty member seeking off-campus housing, whether in Newark itself or in any number of nearby communities, then Urban Edge can help. Because of the New Jersey Institute of Technology's location in the city of Newark--as opposed to a less dense, more suburban setting--there are generally plenty of affordable rental apartments located within easy commuting distance of the school. Most NJIT students and faculty seeking off-campus housing begin their search right in University Heights, both for obvious proximity advantages and because it's just a fun, lively neighborhood in which to live and hang out (Rutgers University is also right here). Public transportation via the Newark Light Rail system serves the school well, with the Warren Street/NJIT station located right near campus. And New York City is only nine miles and a PATH Train-ride away, opening up a huge number of neighborhood possibilities for NJIT students and faculty.

About New Jersey Institute of Technology

Since the end of the 19th century, the New Jersey Institute of Technology has made its home in the state's most populous city of Newark. When NJIT first opened its doors in 1884, founder Edward Weston (who held 334 US patents) and several other of Newark's elite industrialists and inventors greeted the inaugural class of 88 students to the modest campus in the city's University Heights neighborhood. At the time the school was called Newark Technical School, and all of the students, who were admitted only after a fairly rigorous application process, attended part-time. Today, of course, the New Jersey Institute of Technology has grown exponentially, with more than 10,100 undergraduate and graduate students attending programs and receiving degrees from five different colleges--Engineering, Architecture and Design, Science and Liberal Arts, Computer Science, and the Albert Dorman Honors College--as well as the NJIT School of Management. Undergraduates at NJIT can chose from among 48 degree programs (popular majors include engineering, architecture, computer and information services, and business, management, and marketing), and there are 78 graduate programs, at both the Masters and Doctoral level. Scroll down for apartments near New Jersey Institute of Technology.