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Newark Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Newark Colleges and Schools

From shows at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center to premium shopping available at outlets, Newark, N.J. provides plenty for students to enjoy in terms of entertainment, shopping and deals. But there also are cherry blossoms to see in bloom every spring at Newark's Branch Brook Park and shows and sports events to attend at Prudential Center. Best of all for college students at Newark colleges and schools is the proximity to the hustle and bustle of Manhattan -- located just eight miles away.

Colleges in Newark, New Jersey

  • Rutgers University: Right in the heart of downtown Newark, which also is New Jersey's largest city, Rutgers is home to smart classrooms, science labs, residential halls, libraries and more. Students can pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in the arts and sciences, criminal justice, business, public administration and more as well as take classes during the winter and summer sessions.
  • Seton Hall University School of Law: This school may be for you if you are interested in a career in law and want to complete your Juris Doctorate degree. A number of concentrations also are available and the school offers opportunities for externships, judicial clerkships, public service and more.
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology: Known as NJIT, this institute offers a variety of degrees at the undergraduate and graduate level with some of the most popular undergraduate degrees including architecture, computer science and engineering. There also are opportunities for continuing and professional education as well as online learning.
  • Essex County College: Whether its bilingual studies, the humanities, the social sciences, nursing or another discipline, students at this college can find ample learning opportunities at the undergraduate level. Computer labs, counseling services, a fitness center, and a Student Life and Activities Office help to round out the student experience.

Fun Facts about Newark Colleges

  • A Community Law Clinic at Rutgers University provides services to area non-profits.
  • NJIT was founded in 1881 as Newark Technical School, but renamed to NJIT in 1975.
  • Essex County College covers three city blocks in Newark in the University Heights area.

Sources:

  1. About, Rutgers University - Newark, https://www.newark.rutgers.edu/
  2. History and Mission, New Jersey Institute of Technology, http://www.njit.edu/about/history-mission.php
  3. Home, Essex Community College, http://www.essex.edu/
  4. Newark, Official Tourism Website of New Jersey, http://www.visitnj.org/city/newark
  5. Seton Hall Law, Seton Hall University, http://law.shu.edu/programs/index.cfm

Featured Colleges in the Newark Area (QuickSchools™)

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American Institute


Clifton, NJ

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  • Program Categories: Business, Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Certificate, Diploma

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Clifton, NJ

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  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
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Rutgers Business School


Newark, NJ; Piscataway, NJ

A Rutgers business education prepares students for success – not just in their chosen fields but also in their lives.

  • Program Categories: Business, Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Master

Lincoln Tech


Union, NJ; South Plainfield, NJ; Mahwah, NJ

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln Tech.

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Diploma, Certificate

Cortiva Institute


Hoboken, NJ

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  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
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Newark Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Essex County College
303 University Ave
Newark, NJ 07102

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, teacher ed, business management, registered nursing, social services, accounting, criminal justice and police, social work
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 10,995 students, 8,376 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

New Community Workforce Development Center
201 Bergen St
Newark, NJ 07103

  • Programs: licensed practical nurse, automobile mechanics, chef training, property management
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 162 students, 117 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Colleges in Newark with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights
Newark, NJ 07102

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: computer and info science, electrical engineering, information science, architecture, engineering technology, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 8,288 students, 6,691 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,450 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 480-590. Math: 550-650. Writing: 480-580.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Rutgers University-Newark
249 University Avenue, Blumenthal Hall
Newark, NJ 07102

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, law, accounting, criminal justice and safety, finance, registered nursing, biology, psychology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 10,553 students, 8,530 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,269 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 460-560. Math: 490-600. Writing: 470-570.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Star Technical Institute-Newark
550 Broad Street 3rd Floor
Newark, NJ 07102

  • Programs: medical secretary, clinical assistant, cardiovascular tech, surgical tech, medical billing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 225 students, 297 full-time equivalent.

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
65 Bergen Street, Room 1441
Newark, NJ 07101-1709

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: nursing science, medicine, clinical and medical lab science, osteopathic medicine, public health, dentistry, physical therapy, rehabilitation
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 5,617 students, 2,579 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 462 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. On-campus daycare. Remedial services.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Belleville Colleges 1 35,928 157  
Bloomfield Colleges 2 47,683 2,056 439
Elizabeth Colleges 1 120,568 512  
Jersey City Colleges 10 240,055 19,032 1,098
Montclair Colleges 3 38,977 16,936 6,940
Union Colleges 4 54,405 13,484 1,388

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