New York Institute of Technology


The New York Institute of Technology at Old Westbury is located in Long Island, NY and is one of seven schools that are operated by NYIT. The school offers both graduate and undergraduate degrees as well as post-graduate certificates. There is also a substantial continuing education program that offers certificate programs, corporate training, and non-credit courses that allow students to seek personal and professional growth without the restrictions of a full-time, extended program. The school also has many youth programs available in order to enrich the lives and enhance the educations of kids in the community.

The college offers several sports and recreational activities including an intercollegiate sports club, intramural and recreational sports, and a variety of fitness activities and opportunities. Because of The New York Institute of Technology at Old Westbury’s proximity to New York City, the availability of things to do is endless. There are theaters, nightclubs, museums, art galleries, world-class restaurants, amazing eateries and anything else that a person could conceive of.


Information Summary

Ranks 121st in New York and 1272nd overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 76.6
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $58,496
Admission Success rate N/A
ACT / SAT 75%ile scores 28 / 1270
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 26 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 72% / 39%
Enrollment Total (all students) 7,173


The New York Institute of Technology at Old Westbury offers nearly 50 undergraduate programs and about the same number of graduate programs. There are also several accelerated programs that allow students to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in 5 years instead of the minimum 6 years that it would take if the student were to pursue each degree separately. Students may also pursue an online education and may even earn one of several master’s degrees that are available entirely online.

Accelerated Programs

The accelerated programs include Architectural Tech/Energy Management, Communication Arts, Life Sciences/Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Life Sciences/Masters in Occupational Therapy, Life Sciences/Doctor of Physical Therapy and Life Sciences/Masters in Physician Assistant. There are also pre-professional programs such as pre-medical and for students who want to study a unique blend of subjects, there’s an Interdisciplinary Studies undergraduate degree.

Online Programs

The New York Institute of Technology at Old Westbury understands that many people would like to pursue higher education but don’t have the time to do so via traditional classroom learning. To meet the needs of these students, there are many courses as well as several complete master’s programs available online. Some of the master’s areas of study include adolescent education with specializations, clinical nutrition and instructional technology.

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Undergradruate Admissions

First-year students wishing to apply to the New York Institute of Technology at Old Westbury will need to begin the process by submitting the online application along with the accompanying application fee. Additional documents required by all students regardless of the program that they are applying to include a 300-word personal essay, official high school transcripts, SAT/ACT scores and two letters of recommendation. There are also program-specific requirements for some majors in addition to these core documents.

The School of Architecture and Design has minimum ACT/SAT score requirements. Students who do not meet the minimum requirements may still be allowed to enroll as an undeclared student for the first semester or until they exhibit sufficient proof of academic capability. The School of Engineering and Computing Science has a similar requirement and also requires high school math courses sufficient to allow entry into Calculus I.

The School of Health Professions has additional admissions requirements, too. Students applying to the nursing program must meet minimum SAT/ACT requirements and interview with the nursing faculty. Students that want to enter into one of the accelerated undergraduate/graduate programs should work closely with the school because each program has special requirements for admission.

Graduate Admissions

The graduate programs at the New York Institute of Technology at Old Westbury also have a core set of admissions requirements and many programs have additional requirements as well. All students are required to submit an application and application fee. Since some programs require different applications, students should make sure that they are submitting the correct one. Other documents that are required by all graduate applicants include official transcripts from all colleges attended as well as proof of a bachelor’s degree or a copy of a college diploma.

Some programs also require appropriate standardized test scores such as the GMAT, interviews with faculty, personal recommendations or resumes, or other documentation. Because the admissions requirements vary from one program to another, students should be sure that they know exactly what their programs require in order to be considered for admission.

Financial Aid

The New York Institute of Technology at Old Westbury wants every student with a desire to learn to be able to attend. Because many students can’t afford to pay for college out-of-pocket, there are numerous programs available so that finances do not prevent a student from gaining a higher education. NYIT offers several different forms of financial aid to both undergraduates and graduates. Programs available to both groups include private and public, merit-based and need-based scholarships, grants, federally-subsidized loans and work-study programs. Graduate students also have the opportunity to apply for assistantships.

Students who wish to apply for financial aid will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which is available online as early as January. Many scholarship and assistantship programs support only a limited number of students per year, so it is recommended that students apply for aid as early as possible.

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The New York Institute of Technology at Old Westbury offers an NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics organization that competes in the East Coast Conference. The baseball team is an exception and is an NCAA Division I team that competes in the Great West Conference. The Bears offer several sports teams including men’s and women’s cross country, soccer, tennis, and basketball. Men may also play baseball and lacrosse and women have the additional options of softball and volleyball. There is also a cheerleading squad. The Bears’ mascot is a grizzly bear and their colors are blue and yellow.

NYIT also offers intramural sports such as flag football, volleyball, table tennis, soccer, billiards and video games. There are also recreational sports and activities in abundance throughout campus via student recreation areas, the fitness center and other areas.


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