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Study at New York Institute of Technology Manhattan Campus

New York Institute of Technology-Manhattan campus is a branch campus of the New York Institute of Technology, also referred to as New York Tech or NYIT, which was founded in 1955. The Manhattan campus, which was the former Knights of Pythias building, was purchased in April 1958. Presently, the campus includes four buildings and is adjacent to Columbus Circle. It is the smallest campus of NYIT. The Manhattan campus offers classes in all the academic schools and colleges of NYIT including:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • School of Architecture and Design
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering and Computing Science
  • School of Health Professions, Behavioral, and Life Sciences
  • School of Management
NYIT-Manhattan campus has a variety of club sports teams such as coed volleyball, men s basketball, coed dodge ball, men s and women s soccer, and coed softball. The men s basketball team participates in the YMCA Vanderbilt league championship. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) teams of NYIT are located on the main campus in Old Westbury and are known as the Bears. They compete in the East Coast Conference.

Profile of New York Institute of Technology Manhattan Campus

NYIT is located in New York, NY (a large city). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by NYIT is the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in media, computer science and engineering, engineering technician, and architecture and planning.

NYIT Selectivity

NYIT does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 420. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 440 and 560. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at NYIT is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student enrolment

The school had 2,547 enrolled students in 2007. NYIT has a large minority student population.

Student Life

A lot of students at the school attend part-time. NYIT offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"go to www.nyit.edu, click 'About NYIT' scroll down to To provide career-oriented professional education To offer access to opportunity to all qualified students To support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world"

NYIT Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Media143 media studies, radio and television, advertising
Business and Management91business management, finance, MIS, marketing, labor relations, accounting, international business, human resources
Computer Science and Engineering 76computer and info science, computer support, computer security, information technology
Architecture and Planning69architecture, urban planning, architectural services
Engineering Technician59 electronics tech, computer systems tech, engineering technician, environmental control tech, energy systems tech
Engineering28electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, various engineering courses
Nursing and Emergency Medicine26registered nursing
Liberal Arts23interdisciplinary studies, English
Design15design and applied arts, interior design
Photography and Commercial Art14commercial art
Hospitality10hospitality management
Science6biology, biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry
Therapy and Counseling4 psychology courses, physical therapy, mental health counseling, patient counseling
Education and Teaching4 school counseling, education courses, education
Drama and Performing Arts2various performing arts
Cooking and Culinary Arts1culinary arts services
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1occupational therapy

Contact: NYIT

New York Institute of Technology Manhattan Campus

1855 Broadway

New York, NY 10023-7692

General Phone: (212) 261-1500


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