New York Institute of Technology: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

New York Institute of Technology

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New York Institute of Technology is a private research university with an acceptance rate of 76%. NYIT has two New York City-area campuses, in Manhattan and Old Westbury. The Manhattan campus is adjacent to Columbus Circle on Broadway, while the more suburban Old Westbury campus is located in northwestern Long Island. NYIT also has a campus in Arkansas and several global campuses. The university has a student / faculty ratio of 12-to-1 and offers more than 90 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The most common undergraduate majors are biological and biomedical science; computer and information sciences, and engineering. The NYIT Bears compete in the NCAA Division II East Coast Conference.

Considering applying to New York Institute of Technology? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, New York Institute of Technology had an acceptance rate of 76%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 76 students were admitted making NYIT's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 9,145
Percent Admitted 76%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 13%

SAT Scores and Requirements

New York Institute of Technology requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 91% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 520 630
Math 530 640
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of NYIT's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to NYIT scored between 520 and 630, while 25% scored below 520 and 25% scored above 630. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 530 and 640, while 25% scored below 530 and 25% scored above 640. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1270 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at New York Institute of Technology.

Requirements

NYIT does not require the optional SAT writing section. Note that New York Institute of Technology participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

NYIT requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 22% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 21 28
Math 21 28
Composite 22 28

This admissions data tells us that most of NYIT's admitted students fall within the top 36% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to New York Institute of Technology received a composite ACT score between 22 and 28, while 25% scored above 28 and 25% scored below 22.

Requirements

New York Institute of Technology does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. The optional ACT writing section is not required by NYIT.

GPA

New York Institute of Technology does not provide data about admitted students' high school GPAs.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

New York Institute of Technology Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
New York Institute of Technology Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to New York Institute of Technology. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

New York Institute of Technology, which accepts just over three-quarters of applicants, has a competitive admissions pool with above average test scores. However, NYIT also has a holistic admissions process and admissions decisions are based on more than numbers. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. Note that some majors have additional admission requirements. The college is looking for students who will contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways, not just students who show promise in the classroom. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and scores are outside of NYIT's average range.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent students who were accepted to NYIT. Most had SAT scores (ERW+M) of 1000 or higher, an ACT composite of 20 or higher, and a high school average of a "B" or higher. Grades and test scores above these lower ranges will increase your chances, and you can see that many admitted students had high school GPAs in the "A" range.

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