Stevens Institute of Technology is a private, coeducational research university located on a 55 acres (220,000 m2) campus in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. The university also has a satellite location in Washington, D.C. The campus encompasses Castle Point, the highest point in Hoboken. Sybil's Cave bores into the side of Castle Point, and below and to the east of the university are Frank Sinatra Park, Castle Point Park, and Castle Point Skate Park. The tallest building in the institute is the Wesley J. Howe Center, occupying the site of the former "Stevens Castle" on Castle Point.
The university was founded in 1870 with an 1868 bequest from Edwin A. Stevens. Enrollment at Stevens includes more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students representing 47 states and 60 countries throughout Asia, Europe and Latin America. The university is home to three national Centers of Excellence as designated by the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. Two members of the Stevens community, as alumni or faculty, have been awarded the Nobel Prize: Frederick Reines (class of 1939), in Physics, and Irving Langmuir (Chemistry faculty 1906-1909), in chemistry.
Dr. Nariman Farvardin is the seventh president of Stevens. He took office July 1, 2011. Stevens Institute of Technology ranks #75 for undergraduate engineering and #72 for graduate engineering for national ranking according to U.S. News & World Report. Stevens Institute of Technology also ranks #5 in the United States among "Best Engineering Colleges By Salary Potential".
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