New York Institute of Technology

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New York Institute of Technology
Motto Mens et Manus (Latin)
Motto in English
Mind and Hand
Established 1955
Type Private research university
Endowment $113.3 million (2014)[1]
President Edward Guiliano
Provost Rahmat Shoureshi[2]
Academic staff
Administrative staff
3,600 (including faculty)[4]
Students 12,000 (worldwide)[5]
Undergraduates 5,727[6]
Postgraduates 3,735[6]
Location New York, NY, USA

Suburban/Urban, 1,050 acres (4.2 km2) (Old Westbury campus)[3][7]

600 acres (2.4 km2) (Central Islip campus)[8][9]
NCAA Division I, 1 team
Division II, 9 teams
Colors Blue and Yellow          
Mascot Bear

New York Institute of Technology (also known as NYIT) is a private, independent, nonprofit, non-sectarian, coeducational research university. NYIT has five schools and two colleges, all with a strong emphasis on technology and applied scientific research: School of Architecture and Design, School of Education, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, School of Health Professions, School of Management, College of Arts and Sciences and College of Osteopathic Medicine. The university has three New York campuses: one in Old Westbury, Nassau County, Long Island; one in Central Islip, Suffolk County, Long Island; and one near Columbus Circle in Manhattan. As well, it has several global campuses in: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Nanjing, China; and Vancouver, Canada. NYIT offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. NYIT awards the Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, as well as various master's and doctoral degrees.[10] NYIT has degree partnerships with over a dozen Chinese universities, as well as with universities in France, Taiwan, Brazil, India and Turkey.[11][12] NYIT sponsors many notable events and conferences related to academic programs every year throughout the world.[13][14] NYIT is the birthplace of entirely 3D CGI films.[15][16][17][18]

NYIT enrolls approximately 9,500 students across its campuses in New York State. NYIT students represent nearly all 50 U.S. states and 109 countries.[5] NYIT consistently ranks in the "top 50" among U.S. universities in the north, as compiled by U.S. News & World Report.[19]


In 1910, NYIT’s predecessor, New York Technical Institute, was licensed by the New York State Board of Regents. In 1955, NYIT opened under a provisional charter granted by the New York State Board of Regents to NYIT. Its first campus opened at 500 Pacific Street in the Borough of Brooklyn, New York.[20]

The founders of NYIT, and in particular, Alexander Schure,[21] started NYIT with the mission of offering career-oriented professional education, providing all qualified students access to opportunity, and supporting applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. Schure later served as NYIT's first president.[21]

NYIT's first president, Alexander Schure, Ph.D., Ed.D.

NYIT sought to meet critical national demands, particularly the need for scientists, engineers, and high-level technicians in the United States.[22] In the higher education community at the time, a debate arose around the concern that humanities studies would be overshadowed by too much emphasis on science and engineering. NYIT's goal was to create a balance between science/engineering and a liberal arts education, and ever since, it has been focusing on this model to prepare students for current and future careers. NYIT's mission resonated among industry and learners. By the 1958–1959 academic year, the university had more than 300 students, and the time had come to expand its physical operations.

In April 1958, the college purchased the Pythian Temple at 135–145 W. 70th St. in Manhattan for its main center. The building, adjacent to the planned Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, was an ornate 12-story structure with a columned entranceway. Built in 1929 at a cost of $2 million, it included among its features a huge 1,200-seat auditorium.

In 1958, NYIT sponsored the first National Technology Awards, created by Frederick Pittera, an organizer of international fairs and a member of the NYIT Board of Trustees, to help raise funds for the NYIT science and technology laboratories. The awards, held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, were attended by several hundred guests, with entertainment provided by the U.S. Air Force Band. 36th President of the United States Lyndon Johnson was the keynote speaker. His speech was broadcast nationally by the ABC Radio Network. Among the honorees were Dr. Wernher von Braun and Major General Bernard Schriever, Commanding General of the Ballistic Air Command. Photos, press clippings, and audio tapes of the event are on view at the Lyndon Johnson Library at Austin, Texas.

NYIT pioneered computers in the classrooms, it was the first to introduce “teaching machines” in the 1950s

NYIT’s faculty designed curricula to incorporate modern technologies with teaching and applied academics. In 1959, NYIT introduced “teaching machines” for student instruction in physics, electronics, and mathematics.[22] NYIT also pioneered the use of mainframes as a teaching tool, having received its first, donated by the CIT Financial Corporation, in 1965.

The curriculum was successful enough that NYIT received two grants totaling approximately $3 million from the federal government – one to develop a system of individualized learning through the use of computers; the other to develop a computer-based course in general physics for midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.[23]

NYIT was a pioneer in 3-D computer animation. Before Pixar and Lucasfilm, there was New York Institute of Technology Computer Graphics Lab.[24] In 1974, New York Institute of Technology Computer Graphics Lab was established and attracted the likes of: Pixar Animation Studios President Edwin Catmull and co-founder Alvy Ray Smith; Walt Disney Feature Animation Chief Scientist Lance Joseph Williams; DreamWorks animator Hank Grebe; and Netscape and Silicon Graphics founder Jim Clark.[25]

In 1995, NYIT’s School of Engineering took first place in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Air Road Rally. The student engineering team spent three years designing and building the high-performance hybrid electric car that beat out 43 other vehicles.[26]

In 1998, NYIT opened its first international program in China.

In 1999, Bill Gates spoke at NYIT and received NYIT's Presidential Medal.[27][28][29]

In 2002, NYIT installed the fastest broadband network on the East Coast.[30]

In 2003, NYIT opened its Bahrain site to students seeking an American-style education in the Middle East.

In 2005, NYIT participated in its first Solar Decathlon, an international competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. NYIT was one of nineteen colleges internationally and the only school in the New York metropolitan area. The team, composed of students and faculty, captured fifth place honors.

In 2007, NYIT co-hosted the International Energy Conference and Exhibition in Daegu, South Korea. In that year, the university also received $500,000 in federal funding to develop a "green print" initiative to research alternative fuel technology and determine its carbon footprint.

In 2008, NYIT installed a state-of-the-art 3-D motion capture lab for its Fine Arts program in Old Westbury. The system allows the university to use Hollywood technology to teach the next generation of computer animators. Later that year, NYIT was awarded a $130,000 research contract by United Space Alliance to help NASA scientists design the crew module of the Orion spacecraft using 3-D motion capture technology. NYIT's College of Osteopathic Medicine also uses 3-D motion capture technology to help doctors better identify mobility and stability problems in patients with Parkinson's disease.

NYIT sponsored the first annual International Water Conference in July 2008 at the United Nations in New York City. The event brought together representatives from non-governmental organizations, international corporations, and universities to discuss the need to safeguard the planet's water resources. The following year, NYIT sponsored its second U.N. event, the International Energy Conference (Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2009) to welcome energy secretaries, policy makers, and executives from multinational companies to examine opportunities and innovations in the field of sustainable technology.

NYIT closed its campuses in Jordan and Bahrain in 2013 and 2014 respectively.[31] NYIT had to close its campus in Bahrain because the Higher Education Council of Bahrain decided to come up with a new set of regulations, aiming to standardize all private universities in Bahrain. NYIT could not adapt to the changes like the other local universities in Bahrain, as all NYIT campuses around the world must follow the same American standard programs, otherwise they would be threatened to lose their International License and Accreditation.[32]

Strategic plan[edit]

NYIT's plan for its future is a continuation of its original mission, defined by a 25-year plan introduced in 2005 called NYIT: 2030. Its goal is to achieve greater prominence for NYIT as a technological research university. Using NYIT’ deep-rooted technical expertise to advance the frontiers of education and research domains in areas of significant societal need, the university will focus on healthcare and medicine, sustainable energy, financial systems, defense and security, and science, technology, engineering, architecture and mathematics (STEAM) education. NYIT will also grow in size and increase in selectivity, creating a solution-oriented, forward-looking and far-reaching institution with global impact. Various aspects of the plan include having a campus IT and physical infrastructure befitting a world-class technological university, bringing in a larger graduate student population and new research faculty, and increasing participation in undergraduate research, international exchange programs, and "living and learning communities". From 2002 to 2015, NYIT invested approximately $457 million in strategic initiatives to enhance the quality of the university as a whole, including campus infrastructure, a larger faculty, inclusive of several new endowed chairs and professorships, global presence, IT and communications. This money came from a combination of a plethora of small federal grants, New York state grants, and National Science Foundation grants, as well as University funding and contributions from alumni, corporations and foundations.[33] For example, in 2002, federal government awarded NYIT $0.3 million for a new cyber security lab,[34] in 2009, NYIT received a multi-million dollar donation from Lumeta Corporation,[35] in 2011, NYIT received a $0.16 million grant from the Verizon Foundation,[36] in 2013, NYIT received $1.4 million in state and federal grants for a portion of the costs required for constructing NYIT's new $4 million Entrepreneurship Technology Innovation Center,[37][38] in 2014, NYIT received a $0.23 million National Science Foundation grant to purchase a sputtering machine, used in the electronics and medical fields to create thin film sensors,[39] and in 2015, NYIT received from New York State a grant of $0.4 million for a portion of the costs required to renovate a 5,300-square-foot facility to house three new laboratories on its Old Westbury campus.[40] The ability to attract greater research funds is needed to meet the goals of the plan, and the university has set a goal of $100 million annually.[41]

Some of the steps that NYIT took in the 2015–2016 academic year, in implementing the strategic plan, include among others: continuation of annual installments of smart classrooms and video wall installations; continuation of investing in a lot of technology in NYIT’s laboratories and studios; installment of clean-room sputtering machine inside NYIT’s Entrepreneurship Technology Innovation Center in Fall 2015; mobile-first website unveiled in January 2016; continuation of adding 3D printers across many departments, and laser scanners capable of measuring surface morphology in 3D; adding new I-DEXA full body scanners, new Quark C-PET Metabolic Testing Systems that will enable to assess the physiological response to exercise in the medical school; investing heavily in infrastructure upgrades for wireless technology; starting construction of new residence halls, a new dining facility, a new academic building and new executive offices on NYIT's Old Westbury campus; and opening a new campus in Arkansas that will conduct research and offer graduate-level education and degrees such as Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), Master of Science in Medical/Health Care Simulation, and Master of Science in Neuromusculoskeletal Sciences, among others.[42][43][44][45] Also, in 2015, NYIT opened a 10,000 square feet cybersecurity research center in Port Washington, New York, where NYIT's faculty and students do research for the federal government, IBM, Cisco and other companies.[46]


NYIT's Old Westbury campus's President's Stadium, home of the Men's and Women's Soccer teams and the Men's Lacrosse team.
NYIT's Old Westbury campus's Recreation Hall during an NYIT Bears women's basketball game

Old Westbury[edit]

Academic Quad, Old Westbury campus
DuPont-Guest Estate, now known as the DeSeversky Center of NYIT's Old Westbury campus
NYIT's DeSeversky Mansion, on its Old Westbury campus
The George and Gertrude Wisser Memorial Library, on the Old Westbury campus
W. Kenneth Riland Academic Health Care Center on NYIT's Old Westbury campus
Hannah and Charles Serota Academic Center on NYIT's Old Westbury campus.

New York Institute of Technology's Old Westbury, New York, campus is seated on 1,050 acres. Opened in 1965, this campus is largest not only in size, but also in student population. It has many buildings including a sports complex, administrative and academic buildings, a 100-seat "smart" auditorium,[47] as well as NYIT's de Seversky Mansion, a well-known party and event venue on Long Island, and one of the largest houses in the United States.[48] Athletic facilities at NYIT's Old Westbury campus include among others, the 1,000-seat President's Stadium, the President's Field, the 500-seat Recreation Hall arena, the NYIT Softball Complex and the NYIT Tennis Complex consisting of six courts. The Old Westbury campus is mainly a commuter campus, although residential students have dormitory options.[49] Old Westbury campus is also home to the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, the only osteopathic medical school on Long Island, which was formerly named New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, or NYCOM. In 2008, NYIT installed a state-of-the-art 3-D motion capture lab for its Fine Arts program in Old Westbury. The system allows the university to use Hollywood technology to teach the next generation of computer animators. In 2014, NYIT announced a $93 million plan to erect seven new buildings on its Old Westbury campus, including four, four-story residence halls.[50][51] In Fall 2014, NYIT opened the $4 million Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center on its Old Westbury campus.[52] According to Bloomberg/Businessweek, in 2011, Old Westbury is the second "richest" town in the United States, trailing behind only Palm Beach, Florida.[53] The magazine previously dubbed the town "New York's wealthiest suburb."[54]


Edward Guiliano Global Center, 1855 Broadway, Manhattan

The Manhattan campus is located between 60th and 62nd streets on Broadway, adjacent to Columbus Circle, across the street from Central Park and within walking distance of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. While it offers a full range of classes in all of NYIT's major schools, the majority of students enroll in programs that concentrate in media, communications, business, computer science, and engineering.
The campus comprises five buildings (excluding the residence halls):[55]

  • Edward Guiliano Global Center, 1855 Broadway
  • The New Technology Building, 16 W. 61st Street
  • 26 W. 61st Street
  • The Student Activities Building, 1849 Broadway
  • The Auditorium on Broadway, 1871 Broadway

NYIT Manhattan campus is home to a number of student clubs and organizations such as Students Working to Achieve Greatness, Phi Iota Alpha,[56] the Allied Health Life Science Organization, Bear Hug Club, Student Nurses Association, Dance Club, American Medical Student Association, Student Programming Association, Society of Hosteurs, and American Institute for Architecture Students.

Residential students have three dormitory options for the Manhattan campus: Riverside Terrace Residence Hall, the 20th Street Residence Hall, and the Anderson Residence Hall, all of which are supervised by full-time staff.[57]

NYIT's free weekday shuttles between the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) stations in Manhasset and Hicksville and NYIT's Old Westbury campus are available to all NYIT students, faculty, and staff.[58]

NYIT Auditorium on Broadway hosts many notable events, including the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Conversation Series, bringing in actors and actresses such as Carey Mulligan to NYIT's campus in Manhattan.[59] NYIT Auditorium on Broadway has 3-D screening capabilities.[60]

Central Islip[edit]

NYIT's 600 acres (240 ha) Central Islip, New York, campus contains its own residence halls with large student lounges and laundry facilities, dining hall, classroom buildings, library, a medical facility, coffee house, a gourmet restaurant that is part of NYIT's culinary arts program, and fitness facilities including a bowling alley, tennis courts, swimming pool, clubhouse, athletic fields,a health care facility, gymnasium, two fitness centers and a nine-hole golf course.[8] NYIT bought most of the modern buildings of the now-defunct Central Islip Psychiatric Center, and incorporated them in its Central Islip campus after remodeling and renovating them. This campus is home to NYIT’s Vocational Independence Program; no undergraduate or graduate courses are held there.[61]

Jonesboro, Arkansas (Planned)[edit]

In March 2014, NYIT announced plans to open an osteopathic medical school site in Jonesboro, Arkansas, by acquiring and renovating a building belonging to Arkansas State University-Jonesboro.[62] The distinctive three-story yellow brick building, the Wilson Hall at Arkansas State University, once housed Arkansas State University's library, auditorium (complete with balcony seating), and administrative offices as well as the laboratories, kitchens, studios, sewing rooms, classrooms and offices that served all departments of the arts and sciences.[63][64] In April 2015, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation awarded initial approval for the osteopathic medical school site in Jonesboro, Arkansas.[65] Renovations have already started at the 86,000-square-foot Wilson Hall to prepare for the new site. NYIT started hiring faculty members for the new site.[66]

Other facilities[edit]

NYIT formerly had research centers in Florida.[67][68] In 2011, NYIT’s College of Osteopathic Medicine opened a Family Health Care Center in Central Islip, New York, and in 2014, NYIT’s College of Osteopathic Medicine opened another Family Health Care Center in Uniondale, New York.[69] NYIT opened a 10,000 square feet cybersecurity center in Port Washington, New York in 2015.[70] NYIT’s College of Osteopathic Medicine has clinical affiliations with the following hospitals:

Affiliated Hospitals
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine/Academic Health Care Center
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine/Central Islip (NYIT Campus)
Bassett Healthcare
Benedictine Hospital
Brookdale Hospital Medical Center
Brooklyn Hospital Center
Clara Maass Medical Center
Coney Island Hospital
Danbury Hospital
Frankford Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY)
Griffin Hospital
Holliswood Hospital
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
Jersey City Medical Center
Long Beach Medical Center
Lutheran Medical Center
Maimonides Medical Center
Mid-Hudson Family Health Institute
Mountainside Family Medicine
Nassau University Medical Center
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
North Shore University Hospital- The Sandra Atlas Bass Campus
Long Island Jewish Medical Center (Surgery)
Forest Hills Hospital
Plainview Hospital
Zucker Hillside Hospital (Psychiatry)
Northern Dutchess Hospital
Overlook Hospital
Queens Hospital Center
Saint Barnabas Medical Center (NJ)
Sisters Hospital
St. Barbabas Hospital (Bronx)
St. Luke's Cornwall
South Nassau Communities Hospital
Southampton Hospital
St. Clare's Hospital
St. Vincent's Midtown
Union Hospital
Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center

Global campuses[edit]

In addition to its United States locations, NYIT has campuses in the following countries:

United Arab Emirates[edit]

NYIT-Abu Dhabi campus lies in the Center of Excellence for Applied Research and Training (CERT) Technology Park, home to international companies such as Intel, Honeywell and Lucent Technologies.[71]


NYIT-Nanjing was established in collaboration with Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications. NYIT-Nanjing students have access to Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications residence halls, dining facilities, and activities.[72]


NYIT-Vancouver is located in downtown Vancouver, in the heart of the financial district and close to many cultural venues.[73]

Bahrain (Closed)[edit]

NYIT-Manama offered undergraduate and graduate degrees until 2014 in a variety of fields, including business, computer graphics, engineering, and interior design.[74]

Jordan (Closed)[edit]

NYIT-Amman offered until 2013 undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of fields, including business, computer graphics, engineering, and information technology.[75]


In 2015, NYIT was ranked 14th in New York State by average professor salaries.[76] 95% of faculty at NYIT hold their doctorate or other terminal degree.[77] NYIT holds full accreditation in over 50 academic areas. Nationally, fewer than 100 colleges and universities match this achievement.[78][79][80][81]

Schools and Colleges[edit]

NYIT comprises the following academic schools and colleges:[82]

Interdisciplinary Graduate Centers[edit]

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

NYIT's interdisciplinary centers of excellence feature interdisciplinary research, graduate degree programs, and "best-in-class" work in a small number of highly targeted niches. These centers bring together departments, faculty, and students for ambitious collaborations and exchanges of ideas.

In 1981, NYIT’s Center for Robotics Research opened at the Old Westbury campus.[83]

1998, NYIT's College of Osteopathic Medicine opened the Adele Smithers Parkinson's Disease Center. NYIT's College of Osteopathic Medicine uses 3-D motion capture technology to help doctors better identify mobility and stability problems in patients with Parkinson's disease.[84]

The Center for Global Health is one of NYIT's pioneering centers of excellence, and opened its doors in 2007. Students in medicine and engineering have traveled to places such as Ghana, where they help deliver babies and provide fresh water as part of NYIT's Center for Global Health program.[85]

In 2008, NYIT installed a state-of-the-art 3-D motion capture lab for its Fine Arts program in Old Westbury. The system allows the university to use Hollywood technology to teach the next generation of computer animators.

The Center for Metropolitan Sustainability is focused on creating a pathway to our urban future. Combining aspects of architecture, engineering, and management, it looks to educate students and the general population about the right choices for sustainability.

The Center for Labor and Industrial Relations offers a M. S. in Human Resources Management and Labor Relations degree at NYIT's campuses in Old Westbury, Manhattan, and Nanjing, and formerly also in Boca Raton, Florida. CLIR also provides training and research into workplace related issues.[86][87]

The Center for Gerontology and Geriatrics collaborates with the academic community, government, civic, professional and business groups, and funders, in its mission to help prepare for an aging society on the regional, state, national, and global levels.

In 2015, NYIT's Center for Sports Medicine opened at the Old Westbury campus.[88]

NYIT opened a 10,000 square feet cybersecurity center in Port Washington, New York in 2015.[89]


NYIT's Office of Sponsored Programs and Research works with faculty members to identify and apply for funding to support research programs. Each year, NYIT receives well over $20 million in research support from external sources. To date, NYIT has received funding from public, private, and government agencies, including:

In 1968, Federal government awarded $3 million in grants to NYIT for computer research.[92] Researchers at the New York Institute of Technology Computer Graphics Lab created the tools that made entirely 3D CGI films possible.[93] NYIT CG Lab was regarded as the top computer animation research and development group in the world during the late 70s and early 80s.[94][95]

In 1978, the digital noise reducer invented by William E. Glenn, earned NYIT its first television Emmy award. Glenn directed NYIT's former Science and Technology Research Center in Florida, where he also developed his invention. The digital noise reducer received a patent in 3-D technology in 1979.[96]

In 2007, NYIT received $500,000 in federal funding to develop a "green print" initiative to research alternative fuel technology and determine its carbon footprint.

In 2008, NYIT received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study the relationship between electric vehicles and renewable energy charging stations. For a total cost of $250,000, NYIT was able to install two solar carports (one at its Old Westbury campus and one at its Central Islip campus), convert two Toyota Priuses to plug-ins with extra battery capacity, and install data collection technology.[97] Each carport spans 4 parking spots, provides level 1 charging (110 volt) at each parking spot, and supports a 10 kW solar array.[98] Congressman Steve Israel helped to secure the federal grant and spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Central Islip carport. According to the relevant official press release, he said:


NYIT's research on electric vehicles, solar energy, and their resulting environmental and grid impacts continues in partnership with the Long Island Power Authority and the Electric Power Research Institute.[100] The study currently has NYIT Students participate in car-share program where they are able to drive the plug-in Priuses between their homes and the school campus. The school plans to expand participation to faculty members as well.[101] Also in 2008, NYIT was awarded a $130,000 research contract by United Space Alliance to help NASA scientists design the crew module of the Orion spacecraft using 3-D motion capture technology.

In 2009, U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration awarded a $1 million grant to NYIT.[102]

In 2010, NYIT and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum announced a new partnership to incorporate project-based learning for NYIT’s undergraduate students with the reconstruction of an aircraft restoration tent on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid through a design competition.[103] Also in 2010, NYIT received a $1 million grant from National Science Foundation for interdisciplinary research on cyber-enabled learning.[104]

In 2011, National Institutes of Health awarded NYIT a $1.8 million grant to study the link between heart failure and thyroid disease.[105]

In 2013, National Science Foundation awarded NYIT a three-year multimillion dollars grant to establish a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site to study the security of mobile devices and wireless networks.[106]

In 2015, NYIT was awarded a nearly $0.5 million grant from National Institutes of Health to develop an implantable wireless system to study the body's gastric and digestive systems.[107]

NYIT's research on animals such as dinosaurs and giraffes are regularly featured on National Geographic.[108][109]

A renewable energy park in Point Lookout, New York, features a self-reliant solar house designed by architecture, engineering and interior design students at New York Institute of Technology for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon in 2007.[110]

Research Areas[edit]

Committed to practical, applications-oriented research that benefits the greater global community, NYIT conducts faculty-led and student-supported research in areas such as:[111]

  • Alternative energies
  • Bioengineering
  • DNA
  • Educational technology
  • Heart disease
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Robotics

In addition, NYIT faculty and students are also involved in other areas of research, including sustainable technology, cardiovascular health, epilepsy, blindness, staph infection, and cyber security. NYIT has won several million dollars in grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation for research on disease and for cyber-learning.[85]


University rankings
U.S. News & World Report[112] 41

U.S. News & World Report ranks NYIT tied for 41st among universities in the North for 2016.[113]

In 2015, NYIT's MBA program was ranked #1 in the United States in terms of salary-to-debt ratio. According to the survey by SoFi, graduates of NYIT's MBA program make an average of $126,068 per year, and have an average debt of $50,308.[114]

In 2015, NYIT was ranked #7 amongst the "Top 10 Colleges for an Online Degree in New York" by Great Value Colleges.[115]

NYIT was ranked 24th on's list of Best Value College in NY State (20-year ROI), in 2015.[116]

In 2015, NYIT was ranked 14th in New York State by average professor salaries.[117]

NYIT's online programs in Education (both in 2013 and 2014 rankings) and Engineering (in 2014 rankings) were named among the best online programs by U.S. News & World Report.[118][119]

2012 Chronicle of Higher Education ranked NYIT as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for.[120]

2009 Architect Magazine ranked NYIT one of the top four Building Technology Schools in the United States.[121][122]

2009 Campus Safety survey ranked NYIT as the safest college in America.[123]

2014 US News Best Colleges ranks NYIT as one of the Best Engineering Programs at schools where doctorate not offered.[124]

2013 US News Best Colleges ranks NYIT as one of the Best Engineering Programs at schools where doctorate not offered.[124]

PayScale ranks NYIT as a top school in the nation for Return on investment.[125]

U.S. News & World Report ranks NYIT #40 in the nation for Physician Assistant program.[126]

U.S. News & World Report ranks NYIT #151 in the nation for Occupational Therapy program.[126]

U.S. News & World Report placed NYIT's medical school on its lists of "Best Medical Schools: Research" and "Best Medical Schools: Primary Care" in 2013.[127]

NYIT's School of Engineering was ranked 37th in the nation in its classification (U.S. News & World Report 2002)[128]

NYIT was featured on Washington Monthly’s 2014 Best Bang for the Buck Rankings, a national list of schools that help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.[129]

NYIT was featured on Washington Monthly’s 2014 Master's Universities Rankings - Research.[130]

In 2015, NYIT was ranked #33 for Engineering Technology in the USA by[131]

In 2015, NYIT was ranked #58 for Engineering Management in the USA by[132]

In 2015, NYIT was ranked #62 for Electrical Engineering in the USA by[133]

Internships/co-ops program[edit]

NYIT student internships have resulted in real-world career experiences for thousands of students. NYIT students are regularly placed in leading industry corporations and organizations such as: NYC Department of City Planning, MTA, Nikon, PSE&G, NBC Universal, Visiting Nurse Services of NY, Viacom, The Wikimedia Foundation, Restaurant Associates, Neulion, Microsoft, Port Authority of NY and NJ, Winthrop University Hospital, H2M Architects and Engineers, Bloomberg L.P., Citizen Schools, Barclays, and The Clinton Foundation.[134] Internships are available through academic departments as well as the Office of Career Services, which has an internship certificate program that supports students before, during, and after their internships by providing information on the latest hiring trends and search techniques and by providing employer evaluations and networking opportunities. As of 2014, NYIT students have collectively earned $1 million since NYIT Career Services launched the Internship Certificate Program in 2009.[135]


U.S. News & World Report describes New York Institute of Technology's admissions process as "more selective".[136]

NYIT students represent nearly all 50 U.S. states and 109 countries. For the freshman class that entered its New York campuses in Fall 2012, NYIT drew 6,769 applications and enrolled 1,005. The transfer class that enrolled in 2012 engendered 1,625 applications and 497 enrolled. Eight hundred eighty-three new graduate students beyond medical students enrolled in Fall 2012. The average SAT (critical reading and math) was 1,126.[137] 25% of students scored above 1,220 on SAT (critical reading and math).[138] NYIT's average high school GPA for first-year freshman was 3.47 on a 4.0 scale.[139] NYIT's undergraduate acceptance rate was 65%[139] For the freshman class that entered its New York campuses in Fall 2014, NYIT received 8,394 applications, and its undergraduate acceptance rate was 64%.[140]

In the 2012–2013 academic year, NYIT ranked 13th amongst US Master's Universities by total number of enrolled international students.[141]


Overall Accreditation and Charter[edit]

Academic Program Accreditations[edit]

NYIT is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and:

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.[142]
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Association for Childhood Education International
  • Association for Educational Communications and Technology
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation
  • National Architectural Accrediting Board, Inc.
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association
  • ACPHA/CHRIE program accreditation.
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (all campuses)[143]

Campus-Specific Accreditations, Licensures, and Approvals[edit]

NYIT-China is accredited by the Ministry of Education of China.[144]

NYIT-United Arab Emirates is accredited by the Ministry Of Higher Education & Scientific Research of UAE.[145]

NYIT-Canada is accredited by the Ministry of Advanced Education of British Columbia.[146]

NYIT-Bahrain was accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Bahrain, as well as the Ministry of Higher Education of Kuwait.[147]

NYIT-Jordan was accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Jordan.

Student life[edit]

Student government[edit]

NYIT’s Student Government Association (SGA) is the official voice of the student body. The SGA advocates on behalf of student interests—academic, cultural, and social. It is charged with working with the college’s faculty and administration to improve every facet of campus life. In addition, the SGA oversees the budgeting process for all recognized student clubs and organizations and supports a variety of campus-wide events.[148][149]

Student media[edit]

LI News Tonight[edit]

LI News Tonight is a nightly television newscast produced on the Old Westbury campus as both a community service to Nassau and Suffolk counties and an internship opportunity where you can learn all about careers in television news. For more than 25 years, college interns have covered breaking news and feature events alongside reporters and photographers from professional news stations, with their work appearing that evening on a nightly TV newscast aired on a Long Island cable station.

Campus Newspapers[edit]

On the Old Westbury campus, NYIT students produce The Campus Slate,[150] the student-run newspaper founded in 1966. The Campus Slate conducted interviews with celebrities such as Oscar-nominated actress Diane Lane and The Beach Boys.[151] On the Manhattan campus, students produce the NYIT Chronicle, a student-run newspaper founded in 2005. On the Central Islip campus, students produced the Campus Voice, a student-run newspaper founded in 1992.

NYIT Magazine[edit]

NYIT Magazine is the official magazine of New York Institute of Technology.[152] The award-winning magazine features articles on topics relevant to alumni and the community, and includes news of events, research, sports coverage, and profiles as professor and alumni accomplishments. The magazine is published three times a year.


Radio station WNYT was formed shortly after NYIT opened its Old Westbury campus in the mid-1960s, operating from studios located in Education Hall. The student-run station has alternately broadcast on campus via carrier current and closed circuit connections, and during the 1970s and early 1980s, it served as the audio for Cablevision’s on-screen program guide. Today, WNYT is heard online, with Internet-based programming via RealAudio. WNYT Radio also broadcasts many of the NYIT Bears sports broadcasts, giving more exposure to the station, along with universal praise from the music industry.

Greek life[edit]




DiGamma Omega Xi Inc.


NYIT has ROTC program, including both Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps and Army Reserve Officers Training Corps.[153]


Old Westbury[edit]

Main article: NYIT Bears
NYIT Athletics Logo

With the exception of its baseball team, which plays in NCAA Division I as an independent,[154] NYIT's athletic programs compete in NCAA Division II, and are members of the East Coast Conference (ECC). The teams are called the Bears, and the school colors are blue and gold. NYIT offers men's lacrosse, men's and women's basketball, softball, men and women's cross country, women's volleyball, men's and women's tennis and men's and women's soccer. NYIT has had much athletic success. The men's basketball team reached the NCAA Division II Championship game in 1980. The Lacrosse team has won four national championships, in 1997, 2003, 2005 and 2008. The volleyball team reached the NCAA tournament every year from 2001–2006 and 2011-2012; in 2005, the men's soccer team reached the NCAA Division II elite eight. The men’s and women’s tennis teams have also had success; the men’s team reached the NCAA Tournament in 2012 and the women’s team won its first conference title in 2012 and an automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Tournament. As of 2006 there is a credited cheerleading program on campus.

Manhattan Recreational Sports[edit]

Students on the Manhattan campus have the opportunity to participate in various recreational sports team. The Manhattan campus offers recreational sports teams in men's basketball, men's soccer and co-ed soccer, co-ed volleyball, and dodgeball. The recreational sports teams play on fields and in gyms across New York City. The men's basketball team won the YMCA Vanderbilt league championships in 2005 and 2006, while co-ed soccer, men's soccer and dodgeball each advanced to their respective league playoffs in the spring of 2012.

New York Institute of Technology people[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

New York Institute of Technology has nearly 100,000 alumni as of 2014.[6] NYIT alumni have a median starting salary of $54,100 and have a median mid-career salary of $90,000, as of 2015, according to[155] Notable alumni include:

Notable faculty[edit]

Notable athletic coaches[edit]

Presidents and provosts[edit]

Name Tenure
Alexander Schure 1955–1982
Matthew Schure 1982–2000
Edward Guiliano 2000–present
Name Tenure
Alexandra W. Logue
Rahmat Shoureshi 2011 – present


NYIT has had many financial supporters, including:

Honorary degree recipients[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

NYIT’s campuses have been the backdrop for movies such as Arthur (1981 film) and Three Days of the Condor and TV shows including Gossip Girl and Four Weddings.[165][166][167]

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