About the Albert Dorman Honors College


The Honors College exists to help the brightest students achieve their full potential. Your classmates will be top students who want to share their time, enthusiasm, and talents. Over 700 Honors students excel in Engineering, Architecture, Management, the Sciences and Liberal Arts, and Computing Sciences. Many are also gifted in the arts or athletics. The combined (reading and math) SAT average is over 1475/1600. Our requirements are rigorous yet flexible, and we consider the entire record of the applicant.


Instruction and Curriculum

You will have special classes in areas of your greatest strength.  Attend special seminars in Humanities, Management, and Science/Technology/Society. Enjoy Honors Colloquia (lectures, trips, networking with distinguished speakers and alumni). Conduct research or attend a seminar in your major field of study. Attend small classes. Create your own Individual Education Plan. Learn from talented, student-oriented professors, published authors who invite their finest students to do research.  Click here for more about Honors courses and programs ...

Earn Scholarships & Awards

All students accepted into the Honors College receive a generous scholarship package; higher awards, up to full scholarships, are available depending on SAT scores and class rank. Some exceptional candidates are eligible for a partial room grant and additional scholarships.  Click here for more...

Honors Center and Honors Housing

All Honors College students have exclusive access to the James Kennedy Honors Center, and, in adherence to Residence Life procedures, may apply to live within the Honors Residence Hall.

First-year Honors students are provided housing on the Freshman floor of the Honors Residence Hall on a first-come, first-served basis if their housing applications and contracts are postmarked by May 1.  After May 1, they are given priority in receiving housing in other residence halls on campus should the Honors hall be filled.

Honors College Research & Co-ops

You will work with NJIT faculty or specialists at major corporations, like Johnson & Johnson, Becton Dickinson, Bose, or Exxon. Do research with NASA, the White House, or the state government. Work on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Attend national math and science institutes. Get admitted to the 5 year BS/MS program.  


The Honors College is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council and fulfills all of their Basic Characteristics of an Honors College.

The Honors College is an affiliate member of the The National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools (NCSSS).