New York Institute of Technology: Academics, Admissions & Tuition

Research the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). Learn about its admission info, degree programs and financial aid to make an informed education decision.

About the New York Institute of Technology

The New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) is a private, not-for-profit school in Old Westbury, NY, established in 1955. With a mission to provide career-driven professional education, including open access to opportunities for students who qualify, NYIT has expanded to having campuses in Canada, China, the Middle East and online. Today, the school has three locations in NY, including its flagship campus in Manhattan, the Old Westbury location and a third site in Central Islip.

Based on financial and faculty resources, student selectivity, graduation rates and peer assessment, U.S. News & World Report ranked NYIT as a 'top regional university' for the 15th year in a row in 2012. The School of Engineering and Computing Science also received distinction in 2012 as one of the top ABET-accredited engineering schools.


The NYIT's Old Westbury campus offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, including over 50 undergraduate majors. Degree programs are available through the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Architecture and Design, the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, the School of Education, the School of Health Professions, the School of Management and the College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM). Students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience through projects, internships and research studies. They can also learn from professors who have professional experience in their fields.

Students may also engage in activities beyond academia by joining student clubs and activities. Additionally, athletes can enjoy the university's NCAA Division I and II standings. The school's official colors are blue and gold. In 2012, NYIT's student enrollment was 14,000.


Prospective students can apply throughout the year; applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. However, individuals who participate in the early action program must submit their applications by December 1st, and they'll be notified of their acceptance or rejection by December 31st. Students can visit the website and apply online or submit a paper application. To apply, students must provide a 300-350 word essay, two letters of recommendation, official transcripts, SAT or ACT scores and a $50 application fee or waiver. Many programs have additional requirements, such as minimum test scores, work experience or a certain GPA. The school awards credit for qualifying Advanced Placement (AP) scores and life experiences.

The percentage of students admitted was 69% in 2011, and, out of those students, 22% attended. The New York Institute of Technology's student population is 61% male and 39% female. The school is culturally diverse with 14% Asian, nine percent African American, 12% Hispanic/Latino, 24% Caucasian, 12% non-resident alien and 28% ethnically unknown students.

Tuition & Financial Aid

To attend the New York Institute of Technology, students could expect to spend $14,010 per semester on tuition for the 2012-2013 academic year. Students were also required to pay a number of fees and purchase $861 in health insurance if living on campus or buy $20 worth of accident insurance if living off-campus. On-campus housing costs were $3,660 for a double room or $4,380 for a single, each semester. Additionally, meal plans cost $2,165. Students could also expect to spend around $1,800 on books and supplies.

Students have a variety of options to help finance their educations, including grants, loans and tuition payment plans. About 90% of students received institutional grants or scholarships in the 2010-2011 academic year. Scholarships were awarded based on academic merit or potential, and were made possible through donations from alumni, trustees, friends and faculty members.

School Type 4-year, private, not-for-profit**
Degrees Offered Associate's, Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate certificates, Master's, Post-master's certificates, Professional Practice Doctorates**
Religious Affiliation None**
Academic Calendar Semesters*
School Setting Large suburb**
Student Body 9,000 undergrads, 4,000 graduate students and 1,000 professional degree students in 2012*
Student Housing Residence halls available to full-time students, must sign a contract for two semesters and purchase a meal plan*
Schools and Programs Seven colleges and schools; over 90 degree programs*
Student-Faculty Ratio 11 to 1**
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 201-2011:
Associate's Electrical Engineering Technology (19)
Bachelor's: Radio and Television (124)
Master's: Business Administration and Management (193)
Doctorate: Osteopathic Medicine (267)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 22% in four years
47% in six years
49% in eight years**
Admission Rate 69% in 2011**
Entering Class Size 841 in 2011***
First-Year Retention Rates 71% (full-time students)
16% (part-time students)**
Average SAT and ACT Scores of Admitted Students Middle 50% in 2011:
SAT Composite: 900-1130
ACT Composite: 19-25**
Application Due Date Rolling admissions*
Decision Notification Date Applications are evaluated upon receipt*
Tuition $28,020 (estimated cost for 2012-2013)*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percentage of Students Receiving it) In 2010-2011: federal grants (43%), state and local grants/scholarships (48%), institutional grants/scholarships (90%), federal student loans (59%), other student loans (3%)**
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 95% in 2010-2011**

Sources: *New York Institute of Technology; **College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics; ***IPEDS Data Center, National Center for Education Statistics.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Office of Admissions, New York Institute of Technology, Northern Boulevard, Gerry House, Old Westbury, NY 11568
  • Phone: (800) 345-6948
  • Website:

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