Stevens Institute of Technology

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Stevens Institute of Technology is a private, 4-year school located in Hoboken, NJ, along the Hudson River across from Manhattan, NY. Founded in 1868 and named for a family of accomplished inventors, Stevens is one of the oldest technological universities in the country and was the first college solely dedicated to mechanical engineering. John Stevens successfully reverse engineered the British steam locomotive to American standards for manufacture in the United States; one of his sons, Robert Stevens, developed the flanged T rail which is still in use today. The Stevens family oversaw the transition of Hoboken from a farm to a metropolis. The 55 acre campus contains a surprising amount of trees in a park-like environment and features the historic Edwin A Stevens Building – a castle-like mansion – and contemporary architecture.

Academic Programs

Stevens Institute of Technology is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and offers Bachelor’s degrees, post-baccalaureate Certificates, Master’s degrees and Doctorates in over 30 fields of study. The school boasts a robust online degree program for post-graduates, also. The largest program on campus is in Engineering, in which the school confers 10 different Bachelor’s degrees: Biomedical, Computer, Environmental, Naval, Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Management and Software. The Institute is comprised of 4 colleges and schools: the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering & Science, the School of Systems & Enterprises, the School of Business and the College of Arts and Letters. Additionally, over a third of students opt for Cooperative Education program including research, externships and internships, adding one year to their enrollment. Per the Mission Statement, Stevens aims “To inspire, nurture and educate leaders in tomorrow’s technology-centric environment while contributing to the solution of the most challenging problems of our time.”

Student Life

There are around 3,000 undergraduate students enrolled in Stevens Institute of Technology, most of whom live on campus among the 20 available housing options. The school sponsors over 100 clubs and student organizations, including club sports and intramurals. For the varsity athlete, the Stevens red and gray Ducks, led by Attila the Duck, field teams in 13 sports and participate in NCAA Division III competition. Students are exposed to and accept the stated Core Values of the school: Student Centricity – combines stellar learning opportunities and trailblazing research as inseparable components of a 21st century education; Excellence In All We Do – create a culture of excellence that will serve as a model for our partners and our students throughout their lives; Through Collaboration, Impact – a culture in which our strengths meld with complementary collaborators; and Technology At Our Core – Our heritage is built on technology, from the transportation technology pioneered by the Stevens family to the countless technology-based companies launched and led by our alumni. Just as technology is our past, so it will differentiate us in the future.

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