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Polytechnic Institute of New York University is a private institution that was founded in 1854. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,939, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 3 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Polytechnic Institute of New York University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 139. Its tuition and fees are $39,566 (2012-13).
The Polytechnic Institute of New York University is an affiliate of NYU that focuses on engineering, applied sciences, and technology. Known as NYU—Poly, the school emphasizes PolyThinking, an academic approach that combines work in the classroom with practical experience in a student’s field. Many of the student organizations similarly concentrate on strengthening skills, such as the NYU-Poly Gavel, which focuses on building presentation skills, and PolyBOTS, which allows students to build robots and other tools together. The university also emphasizes research, innovation, and invention, channeled in part through a variety of centers and institutes including the Brooklyn Experimental Media Center and the CITE Game Innovation Lab, which focuses on digital games.
Because of the institution affiliation, NYU—Poly students have access to some of NYU’s libraries. There are several on-campus living options at the university’s location in Brooklyn, including single rooms, two-bedroom suites, and apartments. Student sports fans can cheer for the school’s teams, the NCAA Division III Fighting Blue Jays, as well as a variety of professional teams including the New York Yankees, New York Mets, New York Giants, New York Jets, and New York Rangers. Among the distinguished NYU—Poly alumni are engineers, business leaders, and scientists.
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Polytechnic Institute of New York University, founded in 1854, is the nation's second oldest private science and engineering institution and New York City's preeminent resource in science and technology. The Institute has a distinguished history of academic excellence in polymer chemistry and in electrical, aerospace and microwave engineering. Today, it is on the cutting edge of education in telecommunications, information science and technology management. Polytechnic awards bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. Its main campus is at MetroTech Center in downtown Brooklyn; two graduate centers are located in Melville, Long Island, and in Westchester County, N.Y. Additionally, the Institute offers management of technology programs in the heart of Manhattan's high-technology and financial district.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Polytechnic Institute of New York University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early decision deadline is November 6. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 1. The application fee at Polytechnic Institute of New York University is $65. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 68.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||68.2%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||March 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Polytechnic Institute of New York University is 13:1, and the school has 49.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Polytechnic Institute of New York University include: Electrical and Electronics Engineering; Civil Engineering, General; Engineering/Industrial Management; Chemical Engineering; and Mechanical Engineering. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 84.8 percent.
Polytechnic Institute of New York University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,939, with a gender distribution of 78.1 percent male students and 21.9 percent female students. At this school, 24.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 76.0 percent of students live off campus. Polytechnic Institute of New York University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Polytechnic Institute of New York University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Polytechnic Institute of New York University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Polytechnic Institute of New York University.
|Students who have cars on campus||0%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||Yes|
Paying for School
At Polytechnic Institute of New York University, 74.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $15,812.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$39,566 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$13,500 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data