History, Affiliations and Rankings
The New York State Board of Regents issued a provisional charter to the New York Institute of Technology in 1955. Its first campus is established in New York City, and its first president is Alexander Schure, Ph.D., Ed.D. To address a concern in American education at the time, an overemphasis on practical engineering and STEM subjects at the expense of humanities studies, NYIT's initial coursework required students to take courses in career-training studies and liberal arts education. New York Institute of Technology is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. It has academic affiliations with National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). New York Institute of Technology secured the ranking of #191-200 in QS US Universities Rankings. In the 2022 WSJ/THE College Rankings, it is placed #2 among regional institutions in the North for Student Diversity and in the Top Third of 796 universities.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The two main campuses are a study in contrasts: Long Island's picturesque greenery (Old Westbury, N.Y.) and New York City's energetic vertical campus (Manhattan). The Long Island (Old Westbury, New York) campus is nestled among the rolling hills and ancient mansions of Gold Coast Long Island, about an hour (but a world) away from Manhattan. The New York City (Manhattan) campus puts you in the heart of the city, which is the worldwide hub of culture, finance, media, technology, and practically everything else. The university has 5 schools and 2 colleges, with a strong emphasis on applied scientific research and technology. It provides more than 80 degree programmes, including graduate, undergraduate, and professional degrees in more than 50 subjects.
Accomplishments and Alumni
NYIT has one of the lowest private college tuitions in the state of New York. It ranks seventh among all colleges in the United States in terms of social mobility, with students progressing from the bottom 20% to the top 20%. Within six months of graduation, 81 percent of their interns were offered continuous employment, and 94 percent of their students were employed or completing their study. 98 percent of first-year, full-time students at the university get some type of financial aid. The university’s list of accomplishments is unending. The university has a prestigious network of more than 103,000 alumni. Some of the notable alumni are Jenni Farley, American TV personality, Vithaya Pansringarm, Thai actor and Patti Ann Browne, American news anchor.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
There are a total of 7,935 students enrolled at the NYIT, out of which 3,688 are Undergraduate Students, 2,477 are Graduate Students and 1,770 Medical, 725 Health Professions Students and 2,162 engineering and Computer Science Students. NYIT has the #1 most diverse student body in the United States. The student body consists of 24.4 percent White, 19.2 percent Asians, 15.5 percent Hispanic and 9.2 percent Black/ African Americans. The student represents over 76 countries from over 40 states. Career Services offers in-person resume counselling, mock interviews, special programs and events, and more .Some of the top employers of university graduates are JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citi, IBM, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, Deloitte and EY.