NYU Tandon Snapshot | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

NYU Tandon Snapshot

The New York University Tandon School of Engineering offers programs in engineering, applied sciences, technology and research, and is rooted in a 160-year tradition of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship.


  • 10 academic departments
  • Student to faculty ratio: 15:1
  • Average class size: 22
  • 3rd among engineering schools for best return on investment according to Payscale
  • 4th among U.S. engineering schools in salary potential according to Payscale
  • Founded in 1854; nation’s second oldest school of engineering and technology
  • 2,155 undergraduates representing 33 states plus District of Columbia and 60 countries
  • 160+ full-time faculty members


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.


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


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 mid-career salary of $117,000.

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
  • 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.


New York University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s BS Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, BS Civil Engineering, BS Computer Engineering, BS Electrical Engineering, and BS Mechanical Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET (www.abet.org).

The BS in Chemistry is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS).