New York Institute of Technology: Narrative Description

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PO Box 8000
Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000
Tel: (516)686-7516
Free: 800-345-NYIT
Admissions: (516)686-7871
Fax: (516)686-7613
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Independent, university, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1955. Setting: 1,050-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $37.3 million. Research spending 2003-04: $5.9 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $6102 per student. Total enrollment: 9,387. Faculty: 866 (218 full-time, 648 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 3,941 applied, 67% were admitted. Full-time: 4,167 students, 39% women, 61% men. Part-time: 1,435 students, 40% women, 60% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 82 other countries, 19% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 11% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 26% 25 or older, 9% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; architecture; communications/communication technologies; health professions and related sciences; engineering/engineering technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at New York State Teachers' Centers. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Required for some: minimum X high school GPA, recommendations, interview, proof of volunteer or work experience required for physical therapy, physician assistant and occupational therapy programs; portfolio for fine arts programs. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $25,970 includes full-time tuition ($17,840), mandatory fees ($350), and college room and board ($7780). College room only: $4080. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Part-time tuition: $594 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $150 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 100 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 2% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Physical Therapy Society, Occupational Therapy Association, ASHRAM, Bio-Medical Society, National Society of Black Engineers. Major annual events: Career Expo, Oktoberfest, Mayfest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,000 college housing spaces available; 590 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. George and Gertrude Wisser Memorial Library plus 4 others with 208,620 books, 893,244 microform titles, 14,857 serials, 49,239 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.6 million. 815 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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