For NJIT students, the only rooming options available close to campus are either on campus, across the street in the University Center, or an apartment within the boundaries of Newark.
On campus, all students have the option of residing in either Cypress, Laurel, Redwood, Oak, or the Greek Village. The only exceptions to this are specific rooms in the Greek Village belonging to Greek organizations and the Honors college which is strictly for honors students.
Emad Haque, a third year Biomedical Engineer, lives in the Greek Village with his brother of Phi Sigma Kappa. “I really vibe with our village house because we treat it as an open space where we can share our living experience. That’s why living in the village was my first choice,” Haque had to say. To Haque, the only downside is that he needs peace and quiet to continue doing his homework.
For students, the cheapest housing option available on campus is Redwood, located between GITC and the Fleisher Athletic Center.
Third year mathematics major, Hana Oi, has stated that she enjoys her time in Redwood for the hidden benefits, “Even though the bathrooms are communal, they stay pretty clean because of how small the community of girls are in the dorm.” Oi continued saying that the only downsides to Redwood is that they still use keys to enter their rooms and that students can be a bit rowdy at night, “People complain about it, but it’s not as bad as people say.”
If an NJIT student does not want to stay in any of the dorms on campus, they have multiple apartment options to choose from. Most notably, is the University Centre (UC), located on Locke St., one on the opposite side of GITC.
Most students opt to reside in the University Centre due to having the cheapest housing option overall at $729 a month.
Nazifa Hamidullah, a fourth year Digital Design major, had originally lived in Laurel Hall over the summer. Not being satisfied with her experience, she decided to give the UC a chance. Hamidulla used to commute during her first few years at NJIT, but does not look back now that she found a comfortable space.
“I like that it’s an apartment and not a dorm. There’s a kitchen right in the apartment and a living room so it really feels like a home rather than just somewhere you’re living in the moment,” explains Hamidulla.
Depending on which residency a student chooses, they may be able to choose their floor plan: a double in which two people live in the same space, a single for people who do not wish to share their space, and other options to either use a communal, shared, or private bath.
Cheapest Housing Options (Semesterly rates/5 months)
- Cypress Double Room = $4,340
- Honors Double Room = $4,450
- Laurel Double = $4,340
- Redwood Double = $4,150
- Oak Double = $4,340
- Greek Village Double = $4,450
- University Center 3 Bed – 3 Bath Shared = ~$3645