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Polytechnic Institute of New York University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 73 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

24% Women
76% Men


NCAA Division III (without football)

Division III Independents

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $19,841)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $19,801)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 16 - - -
Basketball 16 9 - -
Golf 6 - - -
Other Sports 28 2 - -
Soccer 26 21 - -
Softball - 16 - -
Tennis 12 9 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 11 14 - -
Volleyball 12 12 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 16.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.6%
Hispanic 5.6%
Non-resident alien 40.6%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 12.3%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 18.6%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 0
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Anonymous
  • 1
  • Once again I wont bullshit you with personal anecdotal evidence as to why poly dorms suck. Resident life can do random room checks. They exercise this right, frequently. I'm not…

  • Nov-08-2012 Read More
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • 3
  • There is not too much to do on campus. There is a basketball court, a small pool table, a ping pong table, and one piano. Do not worry, you will…

  • Jun-12-2012 Read More
  • Tatiana from Fairburn, GA
  • 4
  • Othmer Residence Hall is a great place for new, New York residents.The RA's and directors of the dorm try to make sure the sophomore and freshman residents feel at home.…

  • Jul-25-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Adriana from Brooklyn, NY
  • May-31-2014 I am a current student here

    As much as how ironic it sounds, they have food diversity but all the offers don't vary. You might get bored of it, and also is a little bit expensive.

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  • 2
  • Patrick from Sanford, FL
  • Jan-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Dining at Poly is a nightmare and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. The Jasper Kane dining hall food is ludicrously expensive, so that I only went there on average once a day (the rest of the time buying food from Target) and still used up my meal plan money by the end of the semester. On top of that, the food quality is never the best, with the exception of the occasional specials that are quite good (but also expensive). There is a small shop on the other end of the dining hall that offers a few types of sandwiches and drinks and some boxed/canned food; however this little shop is also very expensive and is hardly ever open when you need it to be. On the bright side, you are in NYC and if you have money, there are a million delicious restaurants you can try that are very close by.

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  • 3
  • Bryan from Flushing, NY
  • Dec-31-2012 I am a current student here

    It is located in downtown Brooklyn so every time you are hungry just go one or two blocks away from the dorms and buy food (most of them fast food though). The Poly restaurant is good for the first two or three months, after that you get bored of the food.

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  • 2
  • Dave
  • Dec-29-2012 I am a current student here

    Poly's food is known for not being the greatest. We just opened up a sandwich shop that's pretty decent and you can use your meal plan on. For part of the semester we also had sushi chefs which were also pretty good, but other than that the food is subpar. Keep in mind though, that if you're willing to spend a little bit of your own money there are some amazing places to eat near campus.

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  • 2
  • Austin from Deer Park, NY
  • Dec-23-2012 I am a current student here

    Ask anyone if they like Lackmann, the restaurant service for NYU-Poly, and they will more-than-likely say Only because of my meal plan. I've had friends complain across the board and one even suffered from food poisoning there, but I must say that they have quite a nice set of staff.

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  • 4
  • Alyssa from Lake Havasu City, AZ
  • Dec-01-2012 I am a current student here

    If you don't like the cafeteria food, there are TONS of places right around the corners to get food. It's Brooklyn, so there's a huge variety as well.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Patrick from Sanford, FL
  • Jan-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Very lacking at Poly (2 academic fraternities and i don't think any sororities), but available at NYU

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  • 0
  • Dave
  • Dec-29-2012 I am a current student here

    There are a few fraternities on campus, and NYU has many.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Nov-08-2012 I am a current student here

    I know several people pledging. Frats at poly are a joke. Being branded as socially awkward, and the enigma behind it makes it more difficult to get bids from the NYU sector. Most people drop it when they see their grades start to dip. It's not easy, and the commute doesn't get any easier once rush week is over.

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  • 0
  • Tatiana from Fairburn, GA
  • Jul-25-2012 I am a current student here

    Poly does have coed and all male Fraternities, but I suggest not to actually pledge until after your 1st semester. That way you can get a feel for how to manage work, school, and extracurricular. For historically black Greek life unfortunately there aren't any chapters on campus but you will be able to join the city wide chapter.

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  • 0
  • TR
  • Apr-09-2012 I am a current student here

    There is only one frat. Not too big on greek life here, although you are allowed to join the ones at the main campus

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Mar-15-2012 I am a current student here

    several fraternities and sororities. i am in lamda chi alpha and is a great opportunity to meet great people and be involved in many different activities.

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