Polytechnic Institute Of New York University

Polytechnic Institute Of New York University

The Polytechnic Institute of New York University, also known as NYU-Poly, was established in the year 1854. It is the second oldest institute of technology in the United States. Initially, it was known as Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute. It went through several name, location, and status changes before it was named Polytechnic University in 1985. In 2008, it merged with New York University and became Polytechnic Institute of New York University. It is now the applied sciences and engineering school of New York University.

NYU-Poly is located in Brooklyn, New York City, and enrolls more than 2,000 students annually. The institute offers a variety of degree programs in the fields of chemical and biological sciences and engineering, civil engineering, construction management, computer science and engineering, electrical engineering, finance and risk engineering, humanities and social sciences, mathematics, mechanical and aerospace engineering, physics, and technology management.

Students of NYU-Poly participate in a variety of sports including baseball, judo, soccer, tennis, basketball, cross country, volleyball, golf, indoor and outdoor track, softball, and lacrosse. The athletic teams are nicknamed the Blue Jays or the Jays.

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Contacting NYU Poly

Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Six Metrotech Ctr
Brooklyn , NY 11201
General Phone: (718) 260-3100

NYU Poly Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Engineering337biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, transportation engineering, electrical engineering, engineering physics, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, systems engineering, ...
Computer Science and Engineering214computer and info science, information science, computer support, computer engineering
Business and Management191business management, financial management, human resources, business and related services
Real Estate and Construction Management27construction management
Science20biochem/biophysics courses, bioinformatics, biotechnology, chemistry, polymer chemistry, physics
Media9journalism, digital communications
Liberal Arts7technical and business writing, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social studies
Transportation3transportation and materials moving

Number of programs and degrees for NYU Poly in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree54030
Bachelor's degree25917
Doctor's degree298

NYU Poly Student Body

In 2007-2008, NYU Poly had a total enrollment of 3,317 students (2,879 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 85%
Women 15%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 41%
Graduate 59%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 19%
Black 7%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 16%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 16%
(Foreign Students) 36%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 20%
20-21 19%
22-24 24%
25-29 17%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

NYU Poly Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 84 %
Part-Time 100 %

NYU Poly Room and Board (2007)

NYU Poly offers campus housing for 400 of its 2,879 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of New York, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

NYU Poly Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470600
SAT Math560675

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT95%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

NYU Poly Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 32,644
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 32,644
Room and board $ 8,721
Room charge $ 6,670
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,052
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,575

Financial Aid:
NYU Poly participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 279600)

NYU Poly Faculty

NYU Poly has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track114
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4711

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year11$116,8631*
Associate professorcalendar year4$80,9672*
Assistant professorcalendar year5$60,0001*
Instructorcalendar year4$48,4720*
Lecturercalendar year4$48,2941*
All faculty totalcalendar year28$82,0155$65,810

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year26$113,3445$110,883
Associate professoracademic year24$82,5114$96,288
Assistant professoracademic year12$90,4754$86,825
Instructoracademic year4$43,5262*
Lectureracademic year6$53,3682*
All faculty totalacademic year72$90,37817$88,206

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

NYU Poly Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Division III Independents
Baseball Division III Independents
Track Division III Independents

NYU Poly Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering, Other
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Materials Science
Mechanical Engineering
Systems Engineering
Transportation and Highway Engineering

Liberal Arts
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, Other
Technical and Business Writing

Mathematics, General

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Real Estate And Construction Management
Construction Management

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
Chemistry, General
Physics, General
Polymer Chemistry

Transportation and Materials Moving, Other

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What Sets NYU Poly Apart:

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Top 17%NYU Poly Minority % of student body
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