Stevens Lifestyle

Stevens offers a peaceful setting on its 55-acre, Hoboken, New Jersey, campus, with breathtaking views of Manhattan, sprawling green lawns, and classrooms only steps away from residence halls and student life. In between the excitement of New York City and the tranquility of campus, the vibrant city of Hoboken offers shops, restaurants, and all the features of a historic, quaint town on the Hudson River. In fact, it’s rated a Top 10 college town in the country by The Princeton Review. The heart of NYC is a mere 10-minute train ride from our waterfront.

A Residential Community

  • Six on-campus residence halls
  • On- and off-campus apartments
  • Pierce dining room
  • America’s Cup coffee shop
  • Athletic Center juice bar
  • Captain John’s
  • Hoboken restaurants and cafes

In singles, doubles, triples and quads, in residence halls, campus apartments, and nearby off-campus housing for upperclassmen, Stevens students enjoy a safe and dynamic living environment. Stevens also features “affinity” housing in Hammond Hall for students interested in community service and civic engagement, as well as women’s special interest housing in the Lor-El Center. Our dining program features late hours to meet students’ schedules and menu selections that appeal to all. Best of all, many establishments in Hoboken accept Stevens’ Duck Bills, reloadable on your Stevens ID card.

Diversity at Stevens

Stevens is committed to providing educational access and developing successful outcomes for all students. We foster an inclusive community of learners through programming and student groups that celebrate and educate about diversity. Our culture of inclusion and awareness is evident as you see leaders from all walks of life excel in the classroom, on the playing field, in clubs and activities, and in their careers and/or continued graduate school studies and research.

Selection of Groups Supporting Diversity at Stevens
  • Black Student Union
  • Cultural and ethnic organizations
  • Ethnic Student Council
  • Latin American Association
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Office of Women's Programs
  • Safe Zone Program
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Stevens Technical Enrichment Program (STEP)
  • TORCH Alliance

Student Organizations

  • Fraternities and sororities
  • Performing arts
  • Ethnic organizations
  • Religious organizations
  • Professional societies
  • Community service groups
  • Entertainment Committee
  • Publications and media
  • Special interest clubs
  • Student Government Association

Stevens’ 150 student clubs and organizations include sororities and fraternities, performing arts and athletics groups, student government, ethnic organizations, and much more. The Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, Engineers Without Borders, and Habitat for Humanity groups take community service to a new level. And campus traditions like Boken and TechFest (campus-wide festivals), the Unity Show, and Midnight Breakfast during finals study periods are among students’ favorites.

Athletics and Recreation

  • Varsity athletics
  • Club sports
  • Intramurals
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Fitness Center
  • Group exercise classes
  • Swimming pool

Ducks do it all! With highly competitive NCAA Division III teams in 26 sports, varsity athletes play like champions. Competing at the highest levels in the country, student athletes balance academic rigor with excellence on the field and emerge victorious in both arenas, with many achieving Academic All-American status. Non-varsity athletes are very involved in club and intramural sports such as ice hockey, paintball, ultimate Frisbee, and sailing, and thrill-seekers take advantage of our Outdoor Adventure trips: kayaking, ice climbing, whitewater rafting, and cycling, to name a few.

Professional Development

  • Undergraduate research
  • Cooperative education (Co-op)
  • Internships
  • Externships
  • One-on-one career counseling
  • Resume writing
  • Interview coaching
  • Career fairs

Cooperative education (co-op) and internship assignments help Stevens students confirm their choice of major, clarify their interests and career goals, and experience paid full-time positions. Co-op at Stevens is a five-year program in which students alternate semesters in class and at work in challenging roles at top companies. With personal assistance from the Stevens Career Center, you can apply for internships as early as your freshman year and begin cultivating contacts and alliances immediately. You can also engage in research experience with faculty members at the conclusion of your first year, an opportunity for underclassmen not available at most universities.

Performing Arts

Student Ensembles include:

  • Choir
  • Jazz Band
  • Concert Band
  • Orchestra
  • Pep Band
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Woodwind Ensemble
  • Saxophone Ensemble
  • Bandwidth (rock and jazz)
  • Off Center Comedy Troupe
  • Stevens Dramatic Society
  • TECHnique Dance Group
  • Theta Alpha Phi honor society

The DeBaun Center for Performing Arts at Stevens provides a comprehensive performing arts program. Students showcase their talents, indulge their interests, and simply enjoy spectacular headliners playing at the beautiful, Victorian-style DeBaun Theater. Students who show evidence of achievement in theatrical, musical, or vocal performance are eligible to apply for the DeBaun Performing Arts Scholarship.

Women at Stevens

  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Women’s health and wellness programming
  • Women’s professional development programming
  • Lor-El Center special interest housing for women
  • Three sororities
  • Thirteen women’s varsity sports

Stevens is committed to increasing the awareness and transformation of the disproportionate ratio of women to men in science, technology, engineering, and math programs. At Stevens, women lead on the playing field, in the classroom, and in employing the most creative and innovative technologies in and outside the classroom. In fact, women occupy half of all leadership roles in campus activities. Stevens faculty includes female engineers, scientists, artists, and academicians at the cutting edge of scholarly research in their fields, who – along with their male counterparts – are especially invested in encouraging young women to become leaders in science and engineering careers and graduate studies. 

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