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Polytechnic Institute of NYU

New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering is one of the 18 schools and colleges that comprise New York University. Founded in 1854, the school is the second oldest private engineering and technology school in the United States.

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Location

Address
6 Metrotech Center
City
Brooklyn
State
NY
Zip/Post Code
11201-2907

Contact Information

Phone
Fax
Financial Aid Website

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
2071
Total Graduate enrollment
2581
In State Tuition Fees
41328
Out State Tuition Fees
39566
ACT Score
30
SAT Score
1400
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.5
Male Female Ratio
75:25
Acceptance Rate
67%
Student Faculty Ratio
14:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
No
Mission Statement
NULL
Mascot
Fighting Blue Jays
Colors
Purple Green
Conference
Skyline

College History

History

On May 17, 1853 a group of Brooklyn businessmen wrote a charter to establish a school for young men. Named Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute, the school moved into its first home at 99 Livingston Street in Brooklyn. The first class, admitted in 1855, consisted of 265 young men ages nine to 17. The school conferred its first bachelor's degrees in 1871. Graduate programs began in 1901 and the school awarded its first doctoral degree in 1921. From 1889 to 1973 the school became known as Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. In 1917, the preparatory program separated from the Institute and became the Polytechnic Preparatory Country Day School. Poly Prep is now located in the Dyker Heights section of Brooklyn. Polytechnic Institute moved to its present location in 1957, the former site of the American Safety Razor factory, where it became a co-educational institution. Polytechnic Institute Electrostatic Laboratory 1903�1904 In the early 1970s New York University faced financial hardships leading it to sell its University Heights campus that housed NYU's engineering school. Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn acquired the faculty and programs of New York University's School of Engineering and Science in 1973 to form Polytechnic Institute of New York. Polytechnic Institute of New York gained university status in 1985 and changed its name to Polytechnic University. In 2008 the school became affiliated with NYU once again and Polytechnic University changed its name to Polytechnic Institute of New York University. The school fully merged with NYU in 2014 leading to its present name, New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering. The school has opened several research institutes over the years including: the Polymer Research Institute established in 1946, the Microwave Research Institute established in 1945, and the Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications (CATT) established in 1983. Name Wunsch Hall, the oldest building on campus, stands in contrast to the more modern buildings of MetroTech Center including the adjacent Dibner Library. 2012 photograph. The school has carried a number of different names: 1854: Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute (founding name) 1889: Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (separated from preparatory program) 1973: Polytechnic Institute of New York (merged with New York University School of Engineering and Science) 1985: Polytechnic University (acquired university status) 2008: Polytechnic Institute of New York University (affiliated with New York University) 2014: New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering (merged with New York University) New York University affiliation In 1973, New York University�s School of Engineering and Science disaffiliated with NYU and merged with the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn to form the Polytechnic Institute of New York. In 2007, the Polytechnic University and New York University (NYU) boards of trustees discussed a merger of Polytechnic University and NYU. The following year Polytechnic University's board of trustees voted to affiliate with New York University with the goal to become NYU's engineering, applied science, and technology school. The New York State Regents approved the change of charter making NYU the sole member of Polytechnic University. In 2014, the school completed its merger with NYU to become the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering.

College Specialty

Specialty

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.

Alumni

Alumni

New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering has more than 40,000 alumni throughout the United States and in 55 countries around the world. NYU Poly's alumni include inventors, scientists, business leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians, country presidents, university presidents and academic leaders among others. Among its past and present graduates and faculty are three Nobel Prize winners, three astronauts and over 65 National Academy of Engineering members.

Campus

Campus

Urban, 28 acres (Brooklyn Campus)

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