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New York Institute of Technology
Old Westbury, NY
The New York Institute of Technology, founded in 1955, is a private institution of technology. It is a multi-accredited, nonsectarian, nonprofit, coeducational institution of higher learning enrolling 10,000 students at three campuses. NYIT provides undergraduate and graduate career-based programs leading to an associate, bachelor, master and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degrees. NYIT offers over 65 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate degree programs including architecture, physical and occupational therapy, life sciences, premedical studies, nursing, computer graphics, engineering, computer science, education, culinary arts, hospitality management, communication arts, advertising, interior design, telecommunications, accounting and business degrees. NYIT has been a pioneer in the area of distance education and has state-of-the-art distance learning and teleconferencing technology and laboratories at each of its three campuses. Its 700-acre campus, including the C.V. Whitney estate, is located in Old Westbury, east of New York City.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 3,609
   Women 1,288 (35.7%)
   Men 2,321 (64.3%)
Graduate Students 4,053
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 73% of 10,135 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.40
SAT Math 552 average
490-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 516 average
460-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $52,906
  Tuition and Fees $35,160
  Room and Board $13,570
Average Percent of Need Met Not reported
Average Freshman Award $24,827
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 298
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Old Westbury Population 4,638
Nearest Metropolitan Area New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 20% of freshmen, 19% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Mascot Bears
Sororities 4% of women participate
Fraternities 3% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
19.0% Asian
9.5% Black/African-American
17.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
26.7% White
23.2% Unknown
International Students 14.7% from 62 countries
First-Year Students Returning 74.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 23.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 96%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 36.0%