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New York Institute of Technology at Old Westbury

Contact Information 
New York Institute of Technology
Northern Blvd
Old Westbury, NY 11568

    New York Institute of Technology

About the College 
Established as a career oriented school, New York Institute of Technology opened its doors in 1955 in Brooklyn, New York. The premise behind the institution was to give students the necessary training to succeed in their careers. This was done by creating a balance of technology, liberal arts and career study. They offered higher education to all who applied from the high school graduate to the adult looking to go further in their already established career path.

Quickly, as their program became recognized, the Institute outgrew its small facilities in Brooklyn. In 1958 after a mere three years, the campus relocated to Manhattan. Here in the former Knights of Pythias building in downtown Manhattan the college flourished. Centrally located in Manhattan students now had access not only to a full range of programs, but also easy access to Lincoln Center and Central Park. Students today have easy access to all that the big city of New York has to offer from Broadway to wonderful museums, libraries and outstanding cuisine.

In 1963, New York Institute of Technology opened up what is considered its main campus on the former estate of Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney in Old Westbury, New York. Located on 100 serene acres of land, the campus feels more like a private estate then a college campus. Much of the old estate buildings on the property were reconstructed and renovated to be used for classrooms and educational purposes. When they were renovated careful attention was given to make sure that the exterior of the building retained its old estate charm. Most of the buildings and parking lots are connected by way of quiet walkways that either takes you through the peaceful woods or across the meadows.

Then in 1984, NYIT acquired land in Central Islip. It was here that the Institute added dorms for its students to live and attend the main campus. It was this site that became the residential campus and a pool and bowling alley was added to give residents something to do. Today, the Central Islip Campus offers a highly renowned Culinary Arts program, hospitality management and Vocational Independence program.

Today, the New York Institute of Technology continues to provide excellent educational programs for students. They are able to offer smaller class sizes (most classes only allow 30 students only) as well as over 100 different undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. You can choose a degree in one of the many programs including Arts and Sciences, the field of Education, Health Professions including Nursing and Osteopathic Medicine, as well as numerous continuing education programs and certificate programs. If you are looking for an educational program that offers the perks of a big school but has the small school feel then the New York Institute of Technology is a school that you should consider.

If you are looking for a school that has lots to offer beside the educational side, then New York Institute of Technology is definitely a place that you will want to explore. Even with a large student population, you never feel like just another number. NYIT prides itself on being a close knit community where students get a balanced life of work and play. With over 100 different organizations to choose from, tons of extra curricular activities from plays, concerts, and sporting event there are tons of things that students can choose to do to unwind from the rigors of education. Not only do they offer excellent educational opportunities, but they also provide assistance in helping to launch careers once you have completed your course work through the Office of Career Services. They will help you with your resume, prepare you for job interviews, and teach you how to negotiate a great pay rate and even help you search for a job. NYIT not only offers you education, but will help you right into your first job when you have graduated.

Take the time to check out NYIT, you will be surprised by all that it has to offer!
Degrees Offered:
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree
Other College Details:
  • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Suburb: Large
  • Housing on Campus: Yes

Enrollment - Fall 2006 
Total Enrollment Undergraduate
8,527 4,671

Undergraduate Attendance Status
Part Time Full Time
3,298 1,373

Undergraduate Student Gender
Men Women
2,896 1,775

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity
White Black Hispanic Asian American
1,074 280 233 374 0 140 3,877

Undergraduate Student Age
24 years of age or Younger 25 years of age or Over
2,569 794

General College Information 
Special Learning Opportunities
  • Teacher certification
  • Distance learning opportunities
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
Carnegie Classification
  • Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career counseling service
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
Religious Affiliation
  • Not applicable
Federal Aid
  • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Credit Accepted
  • Credit for life experiences
  • Advanced placement (AP) credits

Estimated Student Expenses (Before Aid) 
Prices for Undergraduate Academic year

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2008-2009 2007-2008 2006-2007 2005-2006
Tuition and fees$0$0$21,498$20,358$19,236
Books and supplies$0$0$800$800$800
Living Arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$0$0$10,014$9,636$7,500
Off Campus
Room and board$0$0$9,000$9,000$9,000
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20092008-20092007-20082006-20072005-2006
On Campus$0$0$34,862$33,344$30,086
Off Campus$0$0$33,848$32,708$31,586
Off Campus with Family$0$0$24,848$23,708$22,586

Note: Expenses data applies to first time full time degree (or certificate) seeking students.
New York Institute of Technology - NYIT - Old Westbury, New York

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The information on this site is believed to be correct but is provided on an "As Is" basis. No warranty of any kind is given with respect to the content of this website. Most data is sourced from New York State Department of Education.

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