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New Jersey Institute of Technology
New Jersey Institute of Technology (previously named the Newark College of Engineering) is a public research university in Newark, New Jersey. NJIT offers 100 degree programs in 27 undergraduate majors and 30 graduate specialties.
New Jersey Institute of Technology is now home to the Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors College, College of Science and Liberal Arts, and College of Computing Sciences.
The school offers the only NAAB-accredited bachelor's degree in architecture in the state of New Jersey.
It offers combined programs in medicine with the New Jersey School of Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and St. George's University in Granada.
The university is known foremost for its research capabilities ranging from the fields of stem cell research to nanotechnology to solar physics and polymer science . The school also specializes in the research of smart gun technology. NJIT's mascot is the Highlander.
The NJIT athletic teams are known as the Highlanders, and the school colors are scarlet and white, with navy. NJIT's athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division IIand Division I level and are members of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference and the Eastern College Athletic Conference.
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