Why Do PhD in CS at NJIT

Welcome To NJIT!

 

We are one of the nation’s leading public polytechnic universities and a top-tier research institution. With an enrollment of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students, we offer small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, multimedia databases, big data, vehicular networking, medical informatics, bioinformatics, information systems and cyber security, among others. We rank fifth among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $100 million, and are among the top one percent of public colleges and universities for return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.NJIT occupies a 45-acre campus in the University Heights section of downtown Newark along with Rutgers – The State University Newark Campus, Rutgers Medical School and Essex County College. NJIT is located 20 minutes from New York City.

 

Academic Environment

 

Our student organizations are active in our Computer Science department, making your student experience richer and more rewarding. These organizations include a student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a women’s student chapter of ACM, an NJIT chapter of the Women in Computing Society (WICS), as well as an association of Computer Science graduate students (DeepCS) and an institute-wide association of graduate students. Together, these organizations are responsible for funding student travel to conferences, organizing on-campus professional events (such as seminars, workshops, contests) as well as off-campus corporate visits and networking events.

 

Professional Environment

 

Located in Northern New Jersey, within the greater New York Metropolitan area, NJIT is part of a vibrant ecosystem of high technology players including major pharmaceutical companies (e.g., Pfizer), telecommunication companies (e.g., Avaya Labs), Wall Street companies (e.g., Deutsche Bank, Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs), corporate research centers (e.g., Panasonic, Siemens, NEC) and federal agencies (e.g., the Federal Aviation Administration in Atlantic City). This offers our graduates and students excellent opportunities for internships, entrepreneurship, and employment.