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Most Helpful Review for Polytechnic Institute of New York University
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Allison from Houston, TX
  • 15 out of 17 people found this review helpful

I took AP Cal AB, and because I got a 5, I'm currently in Cal 2 here. Unfortunately, they still have to review a LOT of material, since everyone has different backgrounds. classes that higher up though, like Organization Behavior (my favorite class) is awesome. after reading the chapter, we have these intense discussions and come up with ways to disprove the textbook.

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  • Adriana from Brooklyn, NY
  • May-31-2014 I am a current student here

    Focuses more on problem analysis rather than memorizing formulas. Is easy to be a good student, however harder to be to on the top. Excellent labs and teachers.

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

    A great computer science environment and a growing mecca for entrepreneurial endeavors, NYU-Poly is fantastic for people interested in majoring in computer science or engineering, electrical engineering, or business and technology management. Poly and its connections with NYU's main school and the Stern school of business offers competitions, workshops, clubs, and classes to help students embrace an entrepreneurial mindset to start their own business, small or large, or gain experience at many incredible internships such as code-breaking at the NSA or engineering at Raytheon. However, if you are a student who is intrigued by scientific research and hope to pursue a more theoretical career in physics, chemistry, biology, or other less technology-oriented field, then Poly can be found quite lacking compared to a dedicated school of arts and sciences.

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  • Priyanka from New York, NY
  • Jan-08-2014 I am a current student here


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  • Anastasia from Highland Park, MI
  • Jul-13-2013 I am a current student here

    My first year was pretty adjusting. The school is currently re-merging with NYU becoming the NYU-Polytechnic School of Engineering, so that's a plus. I look forward to the new affiliation and opportunities, hopefully the atmosphere becomes more lively. Overall, I'll be making my sophomore year alot better by joining clubs & orgs at main campus (NYU Washington Square). But I won't forget that Poly has a great legacy and so, I'll have a good paying job after I graduate!

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  • Kimberly from Scotch Plains, NJ
  • May-11-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I think it is a good place for networking opportunities because of the location. The campus is very small, which allows one to build a close relationship with other students and teachers. Finally you are a NYU student also so you have access to two campus.

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

    Dorms on campus are awesome. Job opportunities are everywhere. However, not all teachers are good. Some have an accent that was difficult to get used to at the beginning. On the other hand, I also had professor that are now in my list of 'best teachers ever'. The place is nice, but there should be more computers and pianos around the school.

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

    Great school for an engineering student or student studying a related field. Not your traditional campus feel, but being right in downtown Brooklyn is a neat experience all in its own. Student wise, it's a pretty small school, so you get to know your fellow students very well while still being in the big city.

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  • Margaret from Brooklyn, NY
  • Dec-15-2012 I am a current student here

    You are encouraged to explore the field you are interested. The only place I know where walking around with something considered nerdy anywhere else is perfectly normal. I love it.

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

    It's more work than the average engineering school, but apparently worth it in the end. If you can cut it, the location in New York City is great! Certain professors are really helpful, too.

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