New York Institute of Technology

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PO Box 8000

Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000

Phone: (516) 686-7516
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#48 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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New York Institute of Technology is a private institution that was founded in 1955. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,796, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 215 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. New York Institute of Technology's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 48. Its tuition and fees are $30,780 (2013-14).

With two campuses in New York and several more scattered around the world, the New York Institute of Technology bills itself as a global private university. In New York, the school has a location in Manhattan and another on Long Island, known as the Old Westbury campus. The school also has campuses in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Amman, Jordan; Manama, Bahrain; Nanjing, China; and Vancouver, Canada. There are housing options, student organizations, and fraternities and sororities for undergraduates at each New York campus. Some majors are offered at both New York campuses; others are specific to Manhattan or Old Westbury.

NYIT has sports teams, known as the Bears, in both the NCAA Divisions I and II and the ECAC (Eastern College Athletic Conference) Divisions I and II. The NYIT baseball team is the school’s only NCAA Division I team. In addition to its undergraduate offerings, NYIT has a medical school and graduate health programs. Notable alumni of NYIT include ESPN broadcaster Brian Kenny, Fox News Channel anchor Patti Ann Browne, and Chicago White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

In the 2012-2013 academic year, NYIT welcomed 14,000 students from nearly 100 countries and 50 states, attending NYIT campuses on Long Island and in Manhattan as well as Abu Dhabi, Canada, China, Bahrain, Jordan, and online. NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. NYIT's renowned faculty members increasingly conduct research that shapes medicine, technology, cyber security, sustainability, health care, business, and other fields around the globe. Students are increasingly benefitting from interdisciplinary collaboration opportunities to conduct research with faculty and publish in academic journals; all seven NYIT schools and colleges engage students in research activities. Today, NYIT's research activity and grant awards are at their highest levels in our history. NYIT professors are more than instructors--they're lifelong learners who are also active outside of the classroom. They're published professionals, experts in their fields, and respected among peers. They bring this knowledge to their courses, and impart relevant, career-centered, and technologically-driven lessons that add value to NYIT students well beyond their college years. NYIT prepares students for rewarding careers and helps them realize their goals through fields of study including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. NYIT's enhanced core curriculum develops the skills that employers demand. It gives students skills in communications, literacy, critical and analytical thinking, an interdisciplinary mindset, ethical and civic engagement, a global perspective, and knowledge of the nature and process of arts and sciences. Importantly, NYIT enables students to explore future careers through paid and non-paid internships, numerous community service options, and events connecting them with employers. Our network of 95,000 alumni worldwide provides opportunities for mentoring in students' chosen professions. NYIT also places a premium on experiential learning. Opportunities are vast and diverse; recent examples include students designing and building a recycling center in Costa Rica; participating in the largest statewide business plan competition in the nation; and competing in the robotics college world championship. Students benefit from a rich campus life experience, and leadership opportunities in clubs, organizations, campus-wide events, and intramural sports. NYIT sponsors 11 NCAA Division II programs and one Division I team. In spring 2013, NYIT's men's and women's tennis teams advanced to the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament. To learn more, visit

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1955
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $54,997,816


When applying to New York Institute of Technology, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 1. The application fee at New York Institute of Technology is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 66.3 percent and an early acceptance rate of 62.1 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 66.3%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by September 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at New York Institute of Technology is 12:1, and the school has 60.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at New York Institute of Technology include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Architecture and Related Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; and Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 75.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 22%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 18%
Architecture and Related Services 16%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 11%
Engineering 10%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 9%

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Student Life

New York Institute of Technology has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,796, with a gender distribution of 61.4 percent male students and 38.6 percent female students. At this school, 9 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 91 percent of students live off campus. New York Institute of Technology is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 7,883
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

New York Institute of Technology offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. New York Institute of Technology also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at New York Institute of Technology, 65 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at New York Institute of Technology.

Students who have cars on campus 65%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At New York Institute of Technology, 76.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,971.

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Tuition and fees $30,780 (2013-14)
Room and board $12,230 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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