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NYU Poly vs RPi

BehlV10BehlV10 Posts: 41Registered User Junior Member
edited April 2010 in College Search & Selection
I did post this in the engineering section but I would like some more feedback just in case and I did not see this section before. I was wondering, how does NYU Poly compare to RPI? I live in Yonkers and my dad lives in uptown Manhattan so I think NYU Poly is a safe distance away, and I'm having second thoughts about going all the way to RPI.

How does NYU Poly and RPI stand against each other engineering-wise? I wanted to do Computer/Electrical Engineering and possibly Comp Sci or IT.

I'm getting the same amount of money (about the same) from both of them so that is not really a factor, but NYU Poly is closer and only a trainride away, so should I consider it over RPI or is RPI that much of a better school? Like what's the difference? If RPI is much better then I would go there but if not I'm not sure. I'm looking to find a job in New York after college preferably.

Thank you a ton for any feedback, I'm really concerned about it all and haven't slept too well for the past couple days as a result.
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Replies to: NYU Poly vs RPi

  • BehlV10BehlV10 Posts: 41Registered User Junior Member
  • Kristin.91Kristin.91 Posts: 79Registered User Junior Member
    If you are a guy and you like to party then RPI is not the place for you. The social scene is very dull and the male:female ratio too is very low.

    Social scene RPI<<<<NYU poly

    Academically

    RPI>>>>NYU poly

    Now it is up to you to decide which one you want
  • BehlV10BehlV10 Posts: 41Registered User Junior Member
    I mean I'm not a huge fan of getting drunk and partying and things like that, but I do love to hangout with friends and go shopping and things like that.
  • Kristin.91Kristin.91 Posts: 79Registered User Junior Member
    RPI is far away from the civilization. NYU poly has an urban campus.

    But again RPI is academically stronger than NYU poly. If I was in your place I would select RPI as it has a very strong engineering program. RPI is a top 20 engineering school in the nation.

    Best of luck with your decision !
  • SharpTechSharpTech Posts: 70Registered User Junior Member
    I strongly agree that RPI is a much better engineering school. But that's only an engineering school.

    On the other hand, NYU-Poly is in the process of integrating into the comprehensive NYU. NYU is a comprehensive univ. that consists of CAS, stern, tisch, law, medical, etc. I think it will be a full part of NYU by the time you are done. You will be eligible to take a few NYU classes as a NYU-Poly student. By being a part of a big school like NYU, you get exposure to things and people outside of technical fields. You will be more open-minded.

    It can also be an advantage to have a NYU degree when you have to apply to NYU business, law, and medical schools in the future. Sometimes the future is never predictable.
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