Why NYU School of Engineering?

The New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering offers programs in engineering, applied sciences, technology and research, and is rooted in a 156-year tradition of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship: i2e.


  • 11 academic departments
  • Student to faculty ratio: 13:1
  • Average class size: 22
  • More than 89% of full-time undergraduate students receive financial aid
  • 4th among U.S. schools in ethnic and racial diversity according to U.S. News and World Reports
  • 4th among U.S. engineering schools in salary potential according to payscale.com
  • Founded in 1854; nation’s second oldest school of engineering and technology
  • 1,768 undergraduates representing 26 states plus District of Columbia and 34 countries
  • 164 full-time faculty members

NYU School of Engineering Snapshot


Downtown Brooklyn, New York. Brooklyn is the most populous of NYC’s five boroughs. Neighborhoods in and around downtown Brooklyn are as unique as their inhabitants. Like Manhattan — which is only a couple of Subway stops from the NYU School of Engineering's main campus — Brooklyn offers every conceivable cultural, culinary, shopping, and entertainment destination. The NYU School of Engineering also has a graduate center in Manhattan.


Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Master of Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy in a wide range of majors and programs.

Financial Aid

More than 89% of full-time undergraduate students receive financial aid.


87% of faculty members hold PhDs.

Placement Rate

More than 89% of undergraduate students receive job offers within 6 months of graduation.

Salary Expectation

Today's graduate earns a median annual starting salary of $62,400.

Academic Approach

Since its founding, the NYU School of Engineering has approached technological education with a firm belief in the success of developing students’ skills through practical application. Our emphasis on merging classroom and fieldwork is the hallmark of PolyThinking, and gives our students the edge they need to stand out. It is also a cornerstone in our i2e educational model: invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship.


A $130-million upgrade to the MetroTech on which our campus is located is reflected in:

  • a newly-constructed academic building
  • a modern residence hall
  • a new athletic facility and new labs
  • wireless networking
  • new computer labs with high-end workstations for research, 3D modeling, etc.

The Bern Dibner Library of Science and Technology offers:

  • More than 190,000 titles, 200,000 volumes, numerous serials, online databases, CD-ROM learning tools and multimedia resources; and
  • Access to the Online Computer Library Center’s international database with over 4,000 participating libraries.


All undergraduate and graduate programs at the NYU School of Engineering are accredited by the Middle States Association. Undergraduate engineering programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The undergraduate program chemistry is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS).