From the School

Polytechnic Institute of NYU (formerly Polytechnic University), the nation's second oldest private engineering institute, was founded in 1854 in Brooklyn, New York. Today, it is the New York metropolitan area's preeminent resource in science and technology education and research. A private, co-educational institution, NYU-Poly has a distinguished history in electrical engineering, polymer chemistry, and aerospace and microwave engineering. Currently, it is a leader in telecommunications, information science, and technology management. Polytechnic Institute of NYU’s i2e philosophy forms the cornerstone of its mission to educate the innovators, inventors, and entrepreneurs of the future. I2e is the core feature of NYU-Poly’s curriculum and the foundation of groundbreaking ideas that will have a global impact. Polytechnic Institute of NYU is also known for its outstanding research centers, as well as its outreach programs to encourage math and science education in New York elementary and high schools. In addition to its main campus at MetroTech Center in Brooklyn, NYU-Poly offers programs at sites throughout the region, including Long Island, Manhattan, and Westchester. Additionally, Polytechnic Institute of NYU offers several programs in Israel.

Overall

From The School

All qualified applicants to Polytechnic Institute of NYU will need:

SAT I or ACT scores
Four years of science (including chemistry and physics)
Four years of mathematics (algebra through pre-calculus)

Overview

Applicants
3,284
Acceptance Rate
75%
Average HS GPA
3.52

GPA Breakdown

28%
Over 3.75
35%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
550 - 650
SAT Math
640 - 720
ACT Composite
26 - 30

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

From The School


Academic Programs

Polytechnic Institute of NYU students receive a rigorous education in engineering, the sciences, management, and liberal arts. An innovative core curriculum, revolving around NYU-Poly’s i2e philosophy, introduces students to engineering in the freshman year and emphasizes projects requiring a multi-disciplinary approach. NYU-Poly's graduate division has a strong international reputation.

Based on a study by the Conference Board of Associated Research Councils, the engineering doctoral program has been rated in the nation's top 10 by the American Society of Engineering Education. NYU-Poly is also among the nation's most successful institutions in producing science and engineering graduates who go on to earn PhD degrees.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Our technology-focused degree programs, whether engineering, computer science, management, or liberal studies, are designed to get you into the top-paying positions in your profession. An innovative and unique core curriculum will challenge you intellectually and provide you with a well-rounded education.

Each degree program at Polytechnic Institute of NYU is designed to give specific preparation in a particular field of specialty, while providing a general education strong enough to provide a pathway into virtually any career.


ENGINEERING

Civil Engineering
Construction Management
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering


CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING
Biomolecular Science (Pre-med)
Pre-med Early Assurance Program
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Chemistry


COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
Computer Science


MANAGEMENT
Business and Technology Management

ARTS AND SCIENCES




Liberal Studies
Digital Media Studies
Education
History of Technology and Science
International/Global Studies
Literature
Philosophy
Mathematics
Pre-law
Psychology
Technical and Professional
Communication

Students Say

Polytechnic University-Brooklyn is a private, "commuter-based engineering school in New York City" that boasts "rigorous" engineering, mathematics, and computer science programs. Be warned: Poly is "boot camp for engineers." As such, "Schoolwork and exams are crazy," and academic success "requires a lot of hard work, diligence, and a good attitude." On the bright side, "As long you work hard and study hard, you can achieve great things." "Professors are hit-or-miss," "the good professors are awesome" and "extremely educated in their field," "The bad ones are really bad." Due to the school's international faculty, students often complain that, "the language barrier between the student and the professor is difficult at times." Class sizes are "usually small," and professors are "always willing to see you and help you one-on-one." Students, however, are generally down on the "very unhelpful" administration, saying they are "not unified" and "blow through money."

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
396
with Terminal Degree
289

315
Men
89
Minority
81
Women

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
57%
Graduate in 5 years
89%
Graduate in 6 years
263%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Stewart G. Nagler
Ret. Vice Chairman and CFO, MetLife, Inc.

Rachelle Friedman
Co-Founder and Pres., J and R Music and Computer World

Herbert L. Henkel
Ret. Chmn. and Pres. and CEO Ingersoll-Rand Company

Robert Prieto
VP at Fluor

Jerome Swartz
Ret. Co-Founder, Symbol Technologies Inc.

Ursula M. Burns
Chairperson and CEO, Xerox Inc.

Arthur Martinez
Ret. CEO, Sears Corp.

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

2009-2010 EXPENSES

All charges below are computed on an annual basis. Education related costs, housing, board, etc., are estimated.

Tuition $33,272
Fees $1,147
Room & Meals $9,045
Books & Supplies $1000
Personal Expenses $3,450

Financial Aid

We are committed to providing an affordable education.

Because it's one of the most important decisions in a student's life, we make an extra effort to secure the best financial aid package for you upon acceptance to NYU-Poly. You'll find the most up-to-date information on financing your NYU-Poly education and the many ways to afford this valuable degree through grants, loans, scholarships, and work on our website.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
88
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
School
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$13,421

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$15,812

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,597

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$30,560

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
65%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$22,529

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$40,060
Required Fees
$1,268
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,500

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,422
Transportation for Commuters
$1,186

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

Drawing students from surrounding New York City and more than 50 countries worldwide, Poly is an "ethnically diverse" yet generally accepting community. On this small campus, "Everyone is different, yet this difference makes it easy to connect with others." Observes a sophomore, "kids are very diverse, with many interests and different backgrounds...as a foreigner, I [feel] like the entire world met in one place." However, students gripe there are "very few women" from any countries. You'll meet plenty of "stereotypical nerds," many of whom "stick to themselves and their laptops." You'll also find handful of "popular and trendy people" who are "involved in lots of activities." In fact, "The only real common thread is an interest in technology." "Most students are serious about their studies; they have to be to survive here."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,071
Out of State
19%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
34

Demographics

21% female
79% male
19% are out of state
93% are full time
7% are part time

Overview

From The School


Location

There is simply no way to separate the NYU-Poly experience from New York City. Our location enriches your college and residence life by connecting you to the world's greatest metropolis and everything it has to offer.

Polytechnic Institute of NYU is located in the heart of downtown Brooklyn in the middle of MetroTech Center. The campus is a 16-acre, $1-billion complex, situated at the foot of the famous Brooklyn Bridge. It is your gateway to such places as Wall Street and Broadway, with the South Street Seaport on one side of the river, and the Brooklyn Museum and Prospect Park on the other.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

Polytechnic Institute NYU has outstanding resources to aid you in your study and research. A $100-million upgrade to the MetroTech campus is reflected in an academic building, a modern residence hall, an athletic facility, new labs, and a state-of-the-art computing infrastructure.

Wireless networking is available on campus, allowing students to connect to the NYU-Poly network and the Internet from virtually anywhere. New computer labs feature high-end workstations for research, 3-D modeling, and dynamic simulation.

The Bern Dibner Library of Science and Technology has more than 190,000 titles, 200,000 volumes, numerous serials, online databases, CD-ROM learning tools, and multimedia resources. The library is also a member of the Online Computer Library Center, which maintains an international database with over 4,000 participating libraries.

"Centers of Excellence" provide the latest tools and technologies for research and study in various fields including telecommunications, supercomputing, polymers, construction management, imaging, and biocatalysis.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Great careers start with great preparation. That's one of the main advantages of studying at Polytechnic Institute of NYU. Internships, co-op experiences, and research opportunities prepare our students to be more than narrowly trained specialists. They become global thinkers who draw upon broad professional knowledge and work well in teams. That's why our graduates excel not only as engineers, but also as doctors, attorneys, scientists, and business professionals.

NYU-Poly's Career Management Center will help you prepare for success. Our professional staff members offer assistance in areas such as resume writing, interviewing, and business etiquette. They also provide a variety of valuable services, including recruiting fairs, internships, and resume banks for employers and co-op experiences. Our Cooperative Education Program allows you to gain "real-world" perspectives by combining classroom study with paid professional experience, earning $12 to $15 an hour in widely recognized companies.

Students Say

While the "school is not very good looking," the Poly campus has seen steady improvement in recent years. "Dorms are now right on campus," and "the main academic building has been renovated and expanded." It feels a lot like a "brand-new school." Overall, though, "life on campus is not that exciting," primarily because "the typical student at Poly will study nothing less than 3.5 hours a day." Campus clubs and organizations "aren't too popular," though many people enjoy "poker or table tennis tournaments" and videogames. In addition, "Most students are commuters, so there isn't as much of a social scene as there should be." For students who live on campus, "There's a fair amount of drinking," and many "gather in the student lounge or in their respective major lounge and just relax and laugh." While life at school is a bit serious, don't forget that "Poly is located in New York City" and "only a few minutes away from Manhattan, a goldmine for nightlife, food, and activities." A mere 15-minute stroll leads to the Brooklyn Bridge and great Manhattan neighborhoods like Little Italy and Chinatown.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
25%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
65
First-Year Students living on campus
53%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
74

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
39
Number of Honor Societies
8

Number of Social Sororities
1
Number of Religious Organizations
4

2% join a fraternity
1% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Blue Jays)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Golf
Martial Arts
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Women's Sports (Blue Jays)
5 Sports

Basketball
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: www.poly.edu/life/clubs/student

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Fordham University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Manhattan College

Sustainability

Green Rating
75

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
1

Average Number of PC's per Lab
74

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
Yes

Undergraduates that Own Computers
100%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
J and R Computing

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Joy Colelli
Dean of Admissions and New Students

Address
6 Metrotech Center
Wunsch Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone
718-637-5955

Email
jcolelli@poly.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Recreation Center--Wunsch Student Center
Fitness Center--Jacobs Building
Bern Dibner Library for Science and Technology
Jasper H. Kane Dining Hall--Rogers Hall
Gymnasium--Jacobs Building

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown Brooklyn--Stores and shops
Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Metropolitan Museum of Art--Manhattan
Museum of Natural History--Manhattan
Times Square--Manhattan--Stores and shops

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Contact Email Address for Visit
jbarrett@poly.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
SUBWAY TRAIN A,C, or F train to Jay Street-Borough Hall 2,3,4 OR 5 train to Borough Hall (walk one block East to Willoughby Street and make a left on Jay Street) M or R train to Lawrence Street-MetroTech(walk one block North on Lawrence Street) Q, B train to Dekalb Avenue(walk two blocks North toward Manhattan Bridge and make a left on Myrtle Avenue into MetroTech) By Commuter Train --Long Island Railroad to Pennsylvania Station and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A, C, 2, 3 train (see subway instructions above). --Long Island Railroad to Flatbush Avenue-Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn and transfer to a Manhattan-bound B, M, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, 5 train (see subway instructions above) or walk North along Flatbush Ave. about 1 mile to Myrtle Avenue and make a left into MetroTech. --Metro North Railroad to Grand Central Station in Manhattan and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound 4, 5 train (see subway instructions above). --New Jersey Transit to Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A, C, 2, 3 train (see subway instructions above). New York City is served by three major airports, the closest being LaGuardia Airport in Queens, NY.

Driving Instructions to Campus
--From Manhattan: Take the FDR Drive to the Brooklyn Bridge (Exit 2), make the first left after traveling over the bridge on to Tillary Street and right on to Jay Street. Parking is available at the Marriott Hotel on Jay St. --From Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx and Staten Island: Take I-278 to Tillary Street (Exit 29) in Brooklyn. Make a left at the third light on to Jay Street. Parking is on Jay St. --From Long Island: Take I-495 WEST (Long Island Expressway) to I-278 WEST (Exit 18A - Brooklyn-Queens Expressway) to Tillary Street (Exit 29). Make a left at the third light on to Jay Street. Parking is available at the Marriott Hotel on Jay St. --From New Jersey: Take I-78 EAST to the Holland Tunnel. Follow Canal Street EAST to the Manhattan Bridge on to Flatbush Avenue. Or take I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike) to I-278 EAST (Exit 13) to Tillary Street (Exit 29) in Brooklyn. Make a left at the third light on to Jay Street. Parking is available at the Marriott Hotel on Jay St. --From Westchester, Downstate New York and Connecticut: Take either I-87 SOUTH (Major Deegan Expressway/New York State Thruway) or I-95 SOUTH (New England Thruway) to I-278 WEST to Tillary Street (Exit 29). Make a left at the third light on to Jay Street. Parking is available in several MetroTech buildings (right on Myrtle Avenue) or at the Marriott Hotel on Jay St.

Local Accommodations
The Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge Hotel is located at: 333 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201 (Phone: 1-718-246-7000).
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Key Stats

3,284
Applicants
2,071
Size
75%
Acceptance Rate
1280
SAT Scores

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