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Study at New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury

New York Institute of Technology was established in 1955. It is a private, co-educational college, with a main campus in Old Westbury, New York. This campus is the largest not only in terms of area, but also in terms of student population. Students here can enroll in any of the undergraduate, graduate, or professional/doctoral degree programs in architecture and design, arts, science, engineering, management, healthcare, and general education. The main campus also houses NYIT’s medical school, the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

New York Tech’s athletics teams are called the Bears, and the team colors are gold and blue. The sports offered are men s lacrosse, men s and women s basketball, soccer, softball, cross-country, and track, and women s volleyball. The Bears have won a number of national championships in lacrosse.

Profile of New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury

NYIT Old Westbury is in Old Westbury, NY. Old Westbury is a large suburb. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. NYIT Old Westbury issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Fields of study in vogue at the school include medicine, business and management, computer science and engineering, and architecture and planning.

NYIT Old Westbury Selectivity

Not all applicants to NYIT Old Westbury are accepted. The top quarter of students at the school scored at least 540 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 460 to 590 in 2007. People seek out NYIT Old Westbury, and many students are from other states.


The most successful professors at the school are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time. The NYIT Old Westbury teaching staff is well compensated compared to other schools.

Student enrolment

Approximately 8,481 students study at the school . NYIT Old Westbury is particularly welcoming to minority students.

Student Life

Part-time study is common at the school. Students participate in Division I Independents and New York Collegiate Athletic Conference athletics.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"go to www.nyit.edu, click on About NYIT then scroll down to Mission: 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 Old Westbury Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management819business management, marketing, finance, accounting, MIS, international business, business and related services, labor relations, . . .
Medicine290osteopathic medicine, health professions, pre-med
Education and Teaching148education courses, school counseling, elementary school teaching, industrial arts teaching, education, business teaching, biology teaching, math teaching, . . .
Computer Science and Engineering109 computer and info science, computer security, information technology
Engineering78electrical engineering, mechanical engineering
Architecture and Planning74 architecture, urban planning, architectural services
Engineering Technician72computer systems tech, energy systems tech, engineering technician, environmental control tech, electronics tech, mechanical engineering related tech, mechanical engineering tech, aerospace engineering tech
Therapy and Counseling57physical therapy, psychology courses, psychology, community health services, patient counseling
Science51biology, biological and biomedical sciences, biotechnology
Liberal Arts50 interdisciplinary studies, English, sociology, political science
Media40radio and television, media studies
Design39design and applied arts, interior design
Nursing and Emergency Medicine34registered nursing
Hospitality20hospitality management
Medical Support and Technology18physician assistant
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy18occupational therapy, nutrition sciences
Photography and Commercial Art 16commercial art
Security and Law Enforcement 14corrections and criminal justice, criminal justice and administration
Family and Social Work7 human development and family studies, facilities management
Cooking and Culinary Arts6culinary arts services
Drama and Performing Arts2various performing arts
Fine Arts0fine arts

Contact: NYIT Old Westbury

New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury

Northern Blvd

Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000

General Phone: (516) 686-7516


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