Polytechnic Institute of New York University (formerly Polytechnic University), an affiliate of New York University, is a comprehensive school of engineering, applied sciences, technology and research, and is rooted in a 156-year tradition of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship: i2e.
We understand that deciding which college to go to is one of the biggest decisions you’ve probably had to make. There are so many things to consider:
- What’s the school’s academic reputation?
- Will I like the location?
- What about internship opportunities while I’m in school?
- What will be my career options when I graduate? Will they help me get a job?
- Can I afford to go here? How will I pay to go here?
- What’s there to do when I’m not in class or studying? College is supposed to be fun, right?
We’ve featured nearly every aspect of NYU-Poly on this web site to help you answer those andthe many other questions you have. From academics to job prospects to on-campus living, you’ll be able to decide if NYU-Poly is the right school for you.
Please explore the pages of Undergraduate Admissions as well as Life, and About, to get a fuller view of who we are. And of course, you can arrange to visit our campus, or speak to an admissions counselor.
- 11 academic departments
- Student to faculty ratio: 13:1
- Average class size: 22
- More than 89% of full-time undergraduate students receive financial aid
- 4th among U.S. schools in ethnic and racial diversity according to U.S. News and World Reports
- 4th among U.S. engineering schools in salary potential according to payscale.com
- Founded in 1854; nation’s second oldest school of engineering and technology
- 1,768 undergraduates representing 26 states plus District of Columbia and 34 countries
- 164 full-time faculty members
Downtown Brooklyn, New York. Brooklyn is the most populous of NYC’s five boroughs. Neighborhoods in and around downtown Brooklyn are as unique as their inhabitants. Like Manhattan — which is only a couple of Subway stops from NYU-Poly’s main campus — Brooklyn offers every conceivable cultural, culinary, shopping, and entertainment destination. NYU-Poly also has a graduate center in Manhattan.
Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Master of Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy in a wide range of majors and programs.
More than 89% of full-time undergraduate students receive financial aid.
87% of faculty members hold PhDs.
More than 89% of undergraduate students receive job offers within 6 months of graduation.
Today's graduate earns a median annual starting salary of $62,400.
Since its founding, NYU-Poly has approached technological education with a firm belief in the success of developing students’ skills through practical application. Our emphasis on merging classroom and fieldwork is the hallmark of PolyThinking, and gives our students the edge they need to stand out. It is also a cornerstone in our i2e educational model: invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
A $130-million upgrade to the MetroTech on which our campus is located is reflected in:
- a newly-constructed academic building
- a modern residence hall
- a new athletic facility and new labs
- wireless networking
- new computer labs with high-end workstations for research, 3D modeling, etc.
The Bern Dibner Library of Science and Technology offers:
- More than 190,000 titles, 200,000 volumes, numerous serials, online databases, CD-ROM learning tools and multimedia resources; and
- Access to the Online Computer Library Center’s international database with over 4,000 participating libraries.
NYU-Poly’s affiliation with New York University provides our students with a multitude of shared resources. Currently students are able to take courses at NYU, use several of NYU’s libraries (including its main library, Bobst), participate in NYU’s Study Abroad programs, and use the facilities of the Coles Sports Center. In addition NYU-Poly students have full access to NYU’s Health and Wellness Center and the Wasserman Center for Career Development.
All undergraduate and graduate programs at Polytechnic Institute of NYU are accredited by the Middle States Association. Undergraduate engineering programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The undergraduate program chemistry is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS).