Stevens ranks #1 in the nation for 'Most Connected Campus'
The Princeton Review’s top 25 rankings released
HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Stevens Institute of Technology ranks #1 in the country in The Princeton Review's Top 25 Most Connected Campuses – a just-announced top ranking that acknowledges Stevens' national superiority in wired and wireless technology for students on campus. To identify the colleges on the list, The Princeton Review collated responses from more than 100,000 college students, as well as data from campus administrators. Criteria included the student/computer ratio, wireless access on campus, the breadth of the computer science curriculum, and comments from campus students. For the full "Top 25" list and methodology visit: www.forbes.com/campus .
Supplemental reporting from The Princeton Review's phone interviews was gathered to identify the Top 25 Most Connected Campuses. The Top 25 on the list also include data concerning streaming media, support for handheld computing and support for next-generation computer curricula.
"This new ranking recognizes once again that Stevens is at the forefront of education that integrates the latest information technology and computer science acumen across the curriculum," said Stevens' President, Dr. Harold J. Raveché. "Being on this leading edge means that Stevens graduates are exceptionally well prepared to thrive and flourish in the networked professional world." Being at the forefront in "connectedness" is not new for Stevens. In 1982, Stevens was the first institution to require all undergraduates to own and use a personal computer. In the mid-1980s, Stevens provided network access from all residence hall rooms to the campus network and the Internet, and in the late 1990s, Stevens completely replaced all networking within its residence halls to support gigabit-speed networking.
Today, Stevens is continuing to expand its network as part of new construction on campus. The university's new Babbio Center for Technology Management, scheduled to open in fall 2004, will add to Stevens' already robust wired and wireless campus network. This new signature headquarters for technology management education, located near Hoboken's waterfront, will be thoroughly networked for both wired and wireless technology, making it a unique state-of-the-art facility for leading-edge education in business and technology management. For more on Stevens' Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management and the Babbio Center, please visit http://howe.stevens.edu .
In addition, Stevens recently embarked on an endeavor to enhance homeland and national security through its new Wireless Network Security Center (WiNSeC), a research center employing the latest technologies to improve the nation's emergency response capabilities. Researchers at Stevens are doing groundbreaking work as they assess the security risks and solutions of different networking systems.
"What we're doing at WiNSeC is balancing out all the aspects of communications technology to provide research on connectivity," said Dr. Paul Kolodzy, Director of WiNSeC and a former official with the Federal Communications Commission and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. "We examine how systems augment military and homeland communications systems, and how these networks deal with transitioning from one to another –Stevens' physical campus and the Hudson River to its east form an initial test bed for this work."
Established in 1870, Stevens offers baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees in engineering, science, computer science, management and technology management, as well as a baccalaureate in the humanities and liberal arts and in business and technology. The university, located directly across the Hudson River from New York City, has a total enrollment of about 1,700 undergraduates and 2,600 graduate students. Additional information may be obtained from its web page at http://www.stevens.edu .