Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Polytechnic Institute of New York University

About Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU)

Polytechnic Institute of New York University, founded in 1854 in Brooklyn, New York, is the metropolitan area's preeminent resource in science, technology, research, and management education. In addition to its main campus at MetroTech Center in Brooklyn, NYU-Poly offers programs at sites throughout the region, including Long Island, Manhattan and Westchester. Additionally, NYU-Poly offers several programs in Israel.


NYU-Poly awards the Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Master of Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy in a wide range of school degree programs.


NYU-Poly's MetroTech campus is located in Downtown Brooklyn, New York. It also has graduate centers in Long Island, Westchester and Manhattan.


A $130-million upgrade to the MetroTech campus is reflected in a newly constructed academic building, a modern residence hall, a new athletic facility, new labs, and a state-of-the-art computing infrastructure. Wireless networking is available on campus, allowing students to connect to the NYU-Poly network and the Internet from virtually anywhere. New computer labs feature high-end workstations for research, 3D modeling and dynamic simulation.

The Bern Dibner Library of Science and Technology has more than 190,000 titles, 200,000 volumes, numerous serials, online databases, CD-ROM learning tools and multimedia resources. The library is also a member of the Online Computer Library Center, which maintains an international database with over 4,000 participating libraries.

A number of research centers provide the latest tools and technologies for research and study in various fields, including telecommunications, supercomputing, wireless, polymers, biocatalysis and others.


More than 3,000 students, about half of which are undergraduates, from 30 states and 50 foreign countries attend NYU-Poly. For two consecutive years, NYU-Poly has been ranked among the top ten most diverse campuses in the country. More than 95 percent of full-time undergraduate students receive financial aid.


Eighty-seven percent of faculty members hold Ph.D.s.

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More than 89 percent of undergraduate students receive job offers within six months of graduation.


All undergraduate and graduate programs at Polytechnic Institute of NYU are accredited by the Middle States Association. Undergraduate engineering programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The undergraduate program in computer science is accredited by the Computer Science Accreditation Board (CSAB), and the undergraduate chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

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