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Poly?

jackbauer24jackbauer24 Posts: 217Registered User Junior Member
edited December 2012 in New York University
what can you people tell me about NYU Poly?
i was accepted with a very generous scholarship but i didn't really know that much about the school before applying. as far as i'm aware, i didn't even send an application fee, so as you can tell not much thought has gone into my consideration of the school.
i'll probably major in engineering or a hard science, but i'm not entirely sure. i applied undecided.
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Replies to: Poly?

  • dkodko Posts: 391Registered User Member
    I after looking around the web for every comment and impression on this school, My conclusion is that this school is really reallly not popular and is very criticized. I am applying there also.
  • missamericanpiemissamericanpie Posts: 2,179Registered User Senior Member
    the merger is at an awkward point right now.

    here's the merger webpage. the reason why NYU is doing this is because we don't have a very extensive engineering department, and NYU wants to diversify.

    :: POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY :: Affiliation
  • dkodko Posts: 391Registered User Member
    But will this merger simply mean Polytech NYU` rank and other stuff assimilated with NYU` one?
  • jackbauer24jackbauer24 Posts: 217Registered User Junior Member
    is poly significantly inferior to other tech schools like RPI and WPI?
  • missamericanpiemissamericanpie Posts: 2,179Registered User Senior Member
    yeah. it will just be NYU, and with it, the tuition, financial aid, name, rank, everything.
  • dkodko Posts: 391Registered User Member
    is poly significantly inferior to other tech schools like RPI and WPI?

    That is what I really noticed in people`s view! It gets me so sad because I think it is a good school.
  • dkodko Posts: 391Registered User Member
    is poly significantly inferior to other tech schools like RPI and WPI?

    That is what I really noticed in people`s view! It gets me so sad because I think it is a good school.
  • UriA702UriA702 Posts: 965Registered User Member
    Polytech is a very good engineering school. If you look on their website they have many studies that show Poly ranked in the top 3 for highest average income for graduates (in the northeast, but that does include all the ivy league schools.) I think the argument can be made that because it's an engineering school the averages will be higher, but it is a good school nonetheless.
    Academically, it is up to par with RPI and WPI, maybe a step below, but do take into consideration that the NYC experience has a lot to do with things and now that the school is a part of NYU, you will likely to subjected to a strict humanities curriculum, which can sometimes drive away the hardcore engineering students.
  • kamran_16kamran_16 Posts: 12Registered User New Member
    i got accepted too with a promise scholarship, im probably going to major in mechanical engineering. I wanted someone to tell me if they have a good mechanical engineering program.
  • kamran_16kamran_16 Posts: 12Registered User New Member
    nd one more thing if I register for the Fall 2009 session will i have NYU on my diploma???
  • greenvisongreenvison Posts: 491Registered User Member
    Yes, even those who graduated this year received NYU degrees.

    I go there. I think its great , but then again I dont like going to parties anyway so that may be a problem to some people.

    We have a new minor that you can add , Nuclear Engineering and Sciences. I believe Cooper and Columbia dont have that.

    Dont let the scholarship and free application fee turn you down thinking its a bad school. This university ONLY attracts technical education seeking students which are already hard to find. RPI and others have many other programs and HUGE campuses for EC's that we dont.

    I will be lurking around Poly threads, post questions if you like.
  • kamran_16kamran_16 Posts: 12Registered User New Member
    great!!! finally a person who actually goes there.....polytech offered me a 20 grand scholarship (promise scholarship) and my major is mechanical engineering...do you think polytech is a good choice and how has ur experience been so far???.....also can you tell me some positive facts abt polytech as im tired of reading negative comments...thnak you greenvision
  • greenvisongreenvison Posts: 491Registered User Member
    No problem. I think poly is a good choice for a number of reasons. First, many NY based companies are aware of this institute. Alumni are generally found at the career fair and they know what we are going through. It becomes an essential networking area.

    Another thing I like about it is the fact that students are all aligned towards studying and someone is always aware of something relevant to his major. My friend told me about scholarships that were even posted on FastWeb and Scholarship.

    There is no partying here. There are no girls here. This is a very important factor for some people but unfortunately you will have to find a way to enjoy talking about discount courses during summers in your major.

    NYU is spending money. They painted all the poly buildings and are investing more in research projects. At sophomore level, you can even apply for those research positions. I am a teaching assistant there as well.

    You can transfer to Stern if you dont like engineering. Its probably easier to go from within the university system.

    MechE is focused towards Aero. I heard their weeder courses are really weeding people out. The management of the department is great. As a matter of fact, the head of MechE is also the dean for the honors program.

    good luck to you, 20 grand is a good package considering how schools are lowering their costs to keep up with the economy.
  • missamericanpiemissamericanpie Posts: 2,179Registered User Senior Member
    just jumping in to say that an internal transfer to Stern is VERY DIFFICULT. it's not much easier at all.
  • kamran_16kamran_16 Posts: 12Registered User New Member
    i dont get what WEEDER courses are???.....nd its good because i plan to commute 2...from Astoria....
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