NYU-Poly Recognition Continues in 2013
After accumulating a slew of awards and positive rankings through 2012, NYU-Poly looks to have kicked off another year of chart-topping with their recent ninth-place ranking as “Best Online Graduate Engineering Program” in the nation by U.S. News. Roughly 860 online programs were surveyed for the U.S. News poll, based on 4 major criteria: “Faculty Credentials & Training;” “Student Services & Technology;” “Student Engagement;” and “Admissions Selectivity.”
"It's thanks to our acclaimed faculty's creative virtual instruction that we achieved the honor," said Robert Udell, who runs the university’s online degree programs and is vice president of enterprise learning. "Superb online student service and robust technology make our 68 virtual classrooms among the most rigorous in the world.”
NYU-Poly’s online programming, which already attracts a prestigious roster of enrolled students – including executives at firms like Goldman Sachs, Northrop Grumman and SAIC – will likely be boosted by these scores. It is already preparing to graduate its largest class of online degree candidates in May, and at the rate NYU-Poly is developing, they will be adding many more to the 1500 students already enrolled in online programs.
Coupled with the full entourage of NYU-Poly’s 80+ degree programs offered at their MetroTech campus, the university is no stranger to success. Highlights from last year alone included earning the #4 spot among engineering schools for PayScale College’s rankings for starting salary potential, a nod in the Princeton Review as top university for video game design, a 34th-place rank in the World’s Best Engineering Schools according to Business Insider, and a listing by NBC as one of the top universities and institutions for engineering in the world.
With the recent addition of CUSP and the development of the Greenhouse space at 6 MetroTech, NYU-Poly is working hard to take the gains of 2012 and continue them this year. The school’s progress is echoed in the ambitious words of its President, Jerry M. Hultin, talking about his strategic plan for NYU-Poly’s future: “As Polytechnic Institute of NYU, we can accomplish more than we had ever dreamed for our students, faculty, and institution — in New York, throughout the nation, and around the globe.”