Brooklyn, NY
Polytechnic Institute of New York University


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Recent Reviews

Cassandra
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The Polytechnic Institute of New York University, also now known as the Tandon School of Engineering is a place filled with s...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The Polytechnic Institute of New York University, also now known as the Tandon School of Engineering is a place filled with students who are innately curious about the world. Students do have intellectual conversations both inside and outside of the classrooms, but students also talk immensely about their interests, which may or may not relate to technologies. My friend group consists of people that have a wide variety of hobbies including but not limited to other languages, music, video games, business, and art. The professors also have their own wide range of interests, which makes it easier to get to know them and network with them. It is easy to make friends in Tandon, not only can I attest, but some of my friends. Tandon is a great school to attend for students who are looking for a wide range of activities to do in a good school.

Jessica
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Polytechnic Institute of New York University, now referred to as NYU Tandon School of Engineering, is probably one of the mo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Polytechnic Institute of New York University, now referred to as NYU Tandon School of Engineering, is probably one of the most diverse schools I can think of. It is so welcoming of all people and makes people proud to be themselves and accepted in society. I have seen people from around the world and heard many languages here. People of all backgrounds, genders, orientations and ethnicities are represent well and fairly. The curriculum is strong and prepares students for the competitive reality of the workforce and the school strives to make sure its students are employed soon after or even before they graduate. I have never regretted a minute of being at NYU and hope that others are inspired to join this ever growing and welcoming community.

Carmen
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school offers a variety of majors and classes. You can learn anything, anywhere, at any time. Though the social aspect of...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school offers a variety of majors and classes. You can learn anything, anywhere, at any time. Though the social aspect of this school sucks. You can't really meet people unless you're in a club. Often times, people just go home after going to school. There should be more spaces for students to mingle and there should be groups or organization that encourage students to meet one another.

Alex
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Bad school, rejects of real engineering school in the area come here. Students that attend this school brag about getting int...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Bad school, rejects of real engineering school in the area come here. Students that attend this school brag about getting into NYU but really, it's the easiest school of NYU to get into. Polytechnic = black sheep of NYU

Juliet
After a few months at my dream school...

I didn't think I would love it as much as I do, but here I am.

After a few months at my dream school...

I didn't think I would love it as much as I do, but here I am.

Patrick
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I could give you a lecture about how you need to bring your grades up, do more community services hours so you can be eligibl...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I could give you a lecture about how you need to bring your grades up, do more community services hours so you can be eligible for the state scholarship awards, or spend a little time working so you'll have some money saved to help pay the large bills that come with a college education -- but I know you won't listen to me because all your family and friends have already told you. So instead just give me your palm and I'll tell you the future: a few months from now you will ship off to college and love it from city life to being on your own; a month later you will realize you are beginning to run low on funds; a week after that you will have to get a job in order to eat; and a month after that you will discover that the already small physics program at your school is losing another professor, and you will be wishing you spent a little more time on homework so you could have gotten into the school you wanted. You knew what you needed to do but you didn't. What will you do now?

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

Coming out of high school I wanted to study physics. I was trying to decide between a few school choices, but in the end I chose NYU-Poly because it offered me a lot of financial aid and also because its philosophy of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship offered excellent opportunities for my other great desire to start my own tech business. After arriving here, I learned that the physics program is only 3 years old and no one has even graduated yet; if I had known how small the physics program was, I may have chosen a different school.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Poly has excellent computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The philosophy of entrepreneurship and invention at this school is unparalled with numerous workshops, clubs, competitions, and even a freshman forum class aimed at helping kids develop their own ideas, securing patents, and seeking funding through grants and investors. This school is especially good for the growing population of students interested in generating or participating in new tech start-ups or for students who are looking to major in a computer field and join one of the many prestigious internships available.

Veronica
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Dear Veronica,It’s that time to start your senior year and you haven’t put any thought into what you want to do afterwards an...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Dear Veronica,It’s that time to start your senior year and you haven’t put any thought into what you want to do afterwards and that frightens you. However, I am here to tell you that you will figure it out. I have learned that money is a big factor in being able to make your dreams possible. With that being said, I know it’s not fun but you need to apply for scholarships; apply for as many scholarships as you can, and you need to save your money! I understand that new clothes and gadgets are great to have but you have to understand their importance in your life. No one will care what you’re wearing when you go to class; they care about what you have to contribute. There is plenty of time to buy material items when you are older and can afford it. Now, I am going to tell you right now your plans for school will change often and drastically during your first year of college, but keep in mind it is all part of the experience. I wish you the best of luck on your life adventures! Love, Your Future Self

Nissim
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back to talk to myself, I would tell myself to spend every opportunity doing something. "Don't sit in the room ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back to talk to myself, I would tell myself to spend every opportunity doing something. "Don't sit in the room watching a movie or sleep because you're too lazy to do the homework. Learn that subject so well, that you can recite the textbook backwards. Do everything required of you as soon as it's given to you. Then when you have all that free time to do whatever you want, go outside and enjoy the city you came to see. Socialize with random people; don't be afraid, they're probably just as scared to talk to someone new as you are. Find a favorite mom and pop restaurant. Discover things beyond the facade. Make friends with the underwear guy in Washington Square simply because he's weird. Wear a box, and own it. Dance in crowds; if anyone bothers to say anything you'll probably just make a new friend. Make something incredible even if you don't know how. Be you, because no one else can."

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about my school is that it is extremely expensive, and even if enough money is given for tuition the housing (on-campus and off) is just as expensive to the point where it is hard to be able to affoard it.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I brag about the fact that I don't have to take general education courses and can go directly in major related courses from the getgo. I also tend to brag about the fact that it is in New York City, which I think is the greatest city in the world, so I may be a little biased.

Erica
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The advice I would give myself as a high school senior would be to stay involved. Also to apply for colleges and scholarships...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The advice I would give myself as a high school senior would be to stay involved. Also to apply for colleges and scholarships early, I waited till a week before classes started to even turn in my application and everything was so rushed and crazy. I didn't have enough time to apply for many scholarships and had no idea what I wanted to major in. I picked a major that sounded interesting and have currently switched my major to something different, meaning my first year in college helped me further my education but not in a way that was useful for my future career.

Jonathan
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is most known for engineering. All the departments are strong, but it is acclaimed for its electrical engineering p...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is most known for engineering. All the departments are strong, but it is acclaimed for its electrical engineering program and chemistry-related sciences.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time to give advice to my younger self, I would tell myself to learn to prioritize. Like a lot of other students entering Freshman year, I didn't take advantage of all the free time I had to do what I was supposed to do, which is to excel at academia. Of course, being in college also entails to meeting new people and living in independence, but it is always important to keep track of why everyone, including myself, goes to college-- to pursue further knowledge towards a career. I had to learn that lesson the hard way but now I stay more organized than I ever have and I have developed study habits which have produced proficiently consistent results in my grades. Time management is definitely the most important experience learned in college. Even keeping a planner or journal helps a lot with scheduling activities and maintaining a productive lifestyle ready for the "real" world.

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