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Stevens Institute of Technology

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The Stevens Institute of Technology is an important engineering university, founded in 1870, and located in Hoboken, New Jersey. It has about 1780 undergraduates and 2600 graduate students, and primarily focusses on engineering degrees; it offers baccalaureates, but no graduate programs, in liberal arts and business. It promotes its convenient proximity to New York City, "located on the banks of the Hudson River across from mid-town Manhattan."[1].

It has historical connections to steam engines and steam propulsion. It was founded by Edwin Stevens, son of steamboat and steam locomotive pioneer Col. John Stevens, and built on donated land that had been part of the Stevens family estate.[2] In 1918 it was selected by the U. S. Navy as the location for the United States Naval Steam Engineering School.[3]

It is one of U. S. News and World Report's top 100 national universities, ranking comparably with other traditionally-focussed "engineering schools" such as Worcester Polytechnic and Virginia Tech.

Notes and references

  1. About Charles V. Schaefer School of Engineering
  2. Stevens' history
  3. Science 47(1215):359