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Study at Polytechnic 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.

Profile of Polytechnic University

Polytechnic University is in a large city, in Brooklyn, NY. The school is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at Polytechnic University earn degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include engineering and computer science and engineering.

Polytechnic University Selectivity

Polytechnic University does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 480 to 590 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 560 and 670. Polytechnic University attracts a fair number of students from out of state.

Faculty

Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at Polytechnic University are higher than most.

Student enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 3,317 students (2,830 full-time equivalent). A larger than average share of the students at Polytechnic University are minorities. The Student enrolment at the school is overwhelmingly male.

Student Life

Most students at Polytechnic University attend full-time. Athletic teams at the school belong to the Division III Independents for major sports.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"To produce and support the leaders of tomorrow, we will provide excellence in research and education in engineering, computing, science and related fields for the New York region and the world. "

Polytechnic University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Engineering282electrical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, transportation engineering, environmental engineering, systems engineering, . . .
Computer Science and Engineering 190computer and info science, computer engineering, computer support, information science
Business and Management 154business and related services, financial management, business management, human resources
Liberal Arts 15 technical and business writing, liberal arts and sciences, humanities
Media13digital communications, journalism
Science10 bioinformatics, polymer chemistry, chemistry, biochem/biophysics courses, physics
Mathematics9 mathematics
Real Estate and Construction Management 8construction management
Transportation5transportation and materials moving

Contact: Polytechnic University

Polytechnic University

Six Metrotech Ctr

Brooklyn, NY 11201

General Phone: (718) 260-3100

http://www.poly.edu



Contact: Polytechnic University

Polytechnic University

Six Metrotech Ctr

Brooklyn, NY 11201

General Phone: (718) 260-3100

http://www.poly.edu

 



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