At the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, diversity matters. Students come from around the United States and from around the globe, in order to celebrate their differences. Everyone from the students to the faculty here at the NYU School of Engineering embraces openness, opportunity, and tolerance that allow members of the community to thrive. We believe that the college experience is strengthened by a diverse student population, working together in a collaborative environment, where students are inspired to learn from one another and develop the team building skills that are essential to success in their fields.
In the last year alone, the NYU School of Engineering appeared on U.S. News & World Report’s 2010 review of the nation’s colleges, ranking fourth in the nation for ethnic diversity in its student body. The NYU School of Engineering ranked in the top ten for the proportion of international students. Last but not least, we also ranked in the top twenty-five colleges for economic diversity, with nearly 50% of its new undergraduates being eligible for Pell Grants.
These statistics simply prove something that we have always known: the NYU School of Engineering, given its distinguished history in one America’s great immigrant hubs, has one of the most diverse undergraduate populations in the nation.