Stevens Institute of Technology Housing and Nearby Apartments


A room in Stevens's on-campus or college-owned housing is guaranteed for all undergraduate students, and for all four years of their study. Undergrads can choose from among seven different on-campus residence halls, offering both traditional dormitory environments as well as suite-style living. There are also a number of "special interest" houses for undergraduates, a category dominated by, but not limited to, 16 fraternities and sororities. And for upper-class students SIT offers near-campus housing in eleven Hoboken apartment buildings, fully owned and operated by Stevens, which can be leased on a yearly basis. Even with all of these options, almost a quarter of all undergraduates choose to live in off-campus housing each year. And the school's thousands of graduate students also need to find off-campus housing. Most Stevens Institute of Technology students start their search for off-campus housing right in Hoboken, of course, both because it's great to live close to school and because this is just a fun city in which to live, with an energetic nightlife scene and lots of good, inexpensive restaurants. An option often explored by Stevens faculty seeking off-campus housing, especially those folks with families, is either living in Manhattan (a quick PATH train ride away), or in one of the many nearby suburbs. The various downtown neighborhoods in Jersey City are a short Light Rail ride away, as are nearby Weekawken, North Bergen and Bayonne. Because Hoboken is a hub for some NJ Transit trains, you could also choose to commute via train and live further out in towns such as South Orange, Maplewood, Short Hills, Montclair and many others.

About Steven's Institute of Technology

Stevens Institute of Technology has been a major presence in the New Jersey city of Hoboken since its founding all the way back in 1870. Not only was Stevens one of the first technological schools in the country--and the absolute first in America to be solely dedicated, at that time, to mechanical engineering--but the SIT campus has always included Hoboken's geographical highest point, Castle Point. Other superlatives about Stevens Institute of Technology: the university fielded one of the country's first five college football teams, competing in the 1872 "season"; between 1968 and 1975 SIT housed its students in the first ever collegiate floating dormitory, the 473-fooot SS Stevens, anchored on the Hudson River; and in 1982, Stevens became the first college in America to require that all freshman purchase a personal computer, through which they could access the SIT Intranet, also one of the first such college networks in the country. But enough history. Today Stevens Institute of Technology is spread out over 55 acres (though still encompassing Castle Point), with an undergraduate enrollment topping 2,600 students and nearly double that taking advantage of SIT's acclaimed graduate program, for a total of around nearly 7,000, a figure which includes the Stevens Washington DC campus. Four academic schools make up the SIT family, specializing in Engineering and Science, Systems and Enterprises, Technology Management, Arts and Letter, together offering 29 undergraduate majors; and graduate students can select one of 22 Ph.D. programs, 43 master's programs, or 122 certificate programs. In other words, the educational experience here is rich with possibility, one of the reasons the university is nationally ranked. Scroll down to see apartments near Stevens Institute of Technology.