Discover Jersey City

Make the most livable city in the USA your home.

BT University students get to experience the best of Jersey City and New York – two of the world’s most amazing, energetic, and sophisticated cities.

BT University students can go to Jersey City and NYC anytime to explore the culture, shopping and restaurants as well as take part in valuable work experiences.

Two students walking in Jersey City.
View of Jersey City from above the water.
Yes, you can see NYC from here—Manhattan is just a 12-minute PATH ride away. But Jersey City is having its own moment now: the most diverse city in the nation, it’s a sought-after place to live, a growing arts destination, a new outpost for Hollywood film and TV production, and a financial center in its own right.

We’re proud to have called this city home for 150+ years, and we're expanding our role as an anchor institution: by amplifying the voices of those on the margins through community initiatives, by partnering with local business, and by developing a highly trained workforce. We’re determined that Jersey City’s bright future will be shared by everyone.

Quick Facts

  • SmartAsset recently rated Jersey City as the most livable city in the United States.
  • After looking at 350 of the most populated cities in the United States, finance website WalletHub found that Jersey City came in No. 1 in ethno-racial and linguistic diversity in a 2015 study. Jersey City is a “sanctuary city” and has a No. 1 LGBT-friendly ranking. This vibrant and eclectic community offers a wide range of events and festivals like Diwali, the Indian festival of light, Dharba dances in India Square, the Irish festival and the Feast of Saint Ann.
  • Jersey City residents have an advantage in landing better jobs and earning higher incomes due to their proximity to Manhattan, but pay considerably less for housing than their neighbors in NYC!
  • Students can access the country’s biggest metropolitan area by bus, train or ferry within minutes. NYC is only 5 miles (8 km) and just 12 minutes away. Students can also take a quick and convenient shuttle to the mall for local shopping.
  • Any job, internship, or professional interest is close by. Downtown Jersey City is a major financial services hub. It is known as “Wall Street West,” both for its adjacency to Wall Street (a quick ferry or PATH ride away) and for being home to corporate offices like Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Fidelity Investments. We also offer several courses in New York City, making it an extension of our classrooms.