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Stevens Institute of Technology

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Stevens Institute of Technology is an educational institution located on a 55 acre (223,000 m²) campus in Hoboken, New Jersey, founded in 1870 on the basis of an 1868 bequest from Edwin A. Stevens.

Stevens Institute is built on Castle Point, the highpoint of Hoboken. On the side of Stevens Institute is historic Sybil's Cave and below and to the east of the institute is Frank Sinatra Park, Castle Point Park, and Castle Point Skate Park. The tallest building in the institute is the Wesley J. Howe Center (http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=147766).

History

In 1784, the land now occupied by Stevens Institute of Technology was purchased by John Stevens, who would later invent the steam locomotive. His son, Edwin A. Stevens, died in 1868, leaving a bequest in his will as an endowment for the establishment of an institution of learning. In 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology opened. Since opening, Stevens Institute has been more of an engineering college and focuses on engineering careers. By 1907, an Honor System was in place. From 1870-1971, no women were allowed to enroll in Stevens, but in 1971, women were finally allowed to go to the college. In 1982, a personal computer requirement was put in place, and around this time, an "intranet" was installed throughout the campus. The current president of Stevens Institute of Technology is Harold J. Raveché.

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