Newark: It's Your Move
Higher Education in Newark
- Six colleges and universities in Newark
- 24 colleges and universities within a 20 mile radius
- 60,000 students and faculty from 50 states and six continents
- Public/Private partnerships through the colleges and University Heights Science Park
New Jersey’s Largest Education Center
Six colleges and universities give Newark the distinction of being New Jersey’s largest education center. Clustered in the University Heights neighborhood, the schools are immediately adjacent to downtown Newark and are linked directly to the business core by subway and bus. Approximately 60,000 students and faculty from 50 states and six continents converge on the campuses, bringing with them energy, intellect and a youthful sense of possibility.
The colleges and universities have also invested hundreds of millions of dollars in Newark in recent years, expanding facilities, creating laboratories and updating dormitories. Perhaps most notable has been the creation of University Heights Science Park, a collaborative initiative spearheaded by the Council of Higher Education in Newark (CHEN). When complete, the $350 million project will encompass one million square feet of high-tech laboratories and offices, 75,000 square feet of technology incubator space, two blocks of housing and a new 800-student, technology-oriented high school. Two incubators at Science Park have already opened their doors and are now home to more than 50 technology start-ups.
Rutgers University – Newark Campus
With 6,500 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students, Rutgers University – Newark Campus has seven colleges and schools, including The Newark College of Arts and Sciences, The College of Nursing, The School of Criminal Justice, The Rutgers School of Law-Newark, Rutgers Business School, The Graduate School-Newark and The School of Public Affairs and Administration U.S. News & World Report has ranked it as the most diverse national university campus and among the nation’s leading doctoral-granting universities.
Seton Hall University School of Law
Seton Hall University School of Law has 1,140 students pursuing J.D., L.L.M and M.S.J degrees. Its “urban quad” is housed at One Newark Center and includes the 650,000-square-foot Peter Rondino, Jr., Law Library. It is also home to The Center for Heath & Pharmaceutical Law, The Center for Social Justice and Gibbons Institute of Law, Science and Technology.
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
NJIT has 92 degree programs within six schools: Newark College of Engineering, College of Science and Liberal Arts, NJ School of Architecture, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors College and College of Computing Science
Its 20 multidisciplinary centers, including the Enterprise Development Center, receive $77.5 million in research support.
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)
The Newark campus is the largest of four campuses throughout New Jersey, with 2500 students involved in 41 fields of study. The University offers 41 graduate degrees or certificates and 18 undergraduate degrees or certificates.
The Newark campus is located in a state-of-the-art renovated facility in the central business district adjacent to the Verizon and IDT headquarters and directly across from Washington Park. Associates and bachelor’s degrees are offered in a variety of business fields, including accounting, marketing, financial services and information systems management.
Essex County College
Essex County College is a public, two-year college offering associates degrees and continuing education courses to the 25,000 people who enroll each year.