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Stevens Institute of Technology is a private research university founded in 1870, one of the oldest technological universities in the United States. It was the first college in the US devoted exclusively to mechanical engineering.

Key Facts


  • #76 in National Universities according to US News & World Report 2024
  • #82 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • #82 in Computer Science

Year founded

  • 1870 

School type

  • Private, coed, no religious affiliation

Latest undergraduate enrollment

  • 8,155

Latest graduate enrollment

  • 3,932

Student-faculty ratio

  • 12:1

Freshman acceptance rate

  • 53%

Average SAT for freshman entry

  • SAT between 1370 and 1510

Average GPA for freshman entry

  • 3.86

International student population

  • 2.5%

Employment/ job placement rate

  • 97% within 6 months of graduation

Median starting salary of alumni

  • $71,400

Popular majors

  • Mechanical Engineering; Business Administration and Management, General; Electrical and Electronics Engineering; Civil Engineering, General and Chemical Engineering

Tuition and Room & Board

  • $58,624 / $17,080


About the university

Different colleges/ schools within the university include Schaefer School of Engineering & Science, School of Business, School of Systems & Enterprises, College of Arts and Letters.

  • At undergraduate level, Stevens Institute of Technology offers 35 majors
  • 58 Master’s degree programs and 22 PhD programs are offered
  • Famous alumni include Eugene McDermott, founder of Texas Instruments; Frederick Reines, discoverer of the neutrino, 1995 Nobel Prize winner in Physics  
Kings alumni at Stevens Institute of Technology

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