Location: One of the many things I did not take into account when I was looking at schools but ultimately realized is an extremely important factor to consider.
Luckily for me, I think that Stevens has one of the best locations that a student could ask for and here's why!
1) Access into NYC - Getting into the city is as easy as taking a bus or the Path. Also, from the freshman residence halls, we have a fantastic view of NYC (and in particular, the Empire State Building). There are so many things to do like going to a museum, seeing a broadway show, going to Central Park, and so many more!
2) Carlo's Bakery - Being a Stevens / Hoboken resident lets us CUT TO THE FRONT OF THE LONG LINE and get priority treatment to order one of their baked goods
3) Sports - We are near Madison Square Garden in NYC, Yankees and Mets Stadiums in NYC, the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, the Red Bulls Stadium, and the Prudential Center in Newark.
4) Home - Stevens is an hour by car and 2.5 hours by public transportation home. It is the perfect distance to have my freedom at school but can still go home easily and see my family.