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NYIT Fields Record Number of First-Year Applications

April 21, 2016

NYIT has received 10,010 first-year applications from prospective undergraduate students for the Class of 2020, representing the largest application pool in the university’s history. The total number of applicants (as of May 15, 2016) is nearly 15 percent higher than the pool of applicants for the Class of 2019.

According to the Office of Enrollment Services, this first-year applicant pool is one of the most globally dispersed; applicants represent 112 countries and 48 of the 50 United States. “Going forward, we hope that interest from students in North Dakota and South Dakota will help us hit all 50 states,” said Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Karen Vahey.

Vahey added that this pool of first-year applicants is the strongest group academically that NYIT has seen and is more evenly divided between female (46 percent) and male (54 percent) applicants. (The pools from the last two years had more male applicants: 60 percent for the Class of 2018 and 58 percent for the Class of 2019.)

Undergraduate Preview Day events were recently held on NYIT campuses in Manhattan and Old Westbury. Applicants and admitted students learned about academics and campus life and connected with future classmates and professors. The two events attracted a total of 627 students, an increase of nearly 10 percent over last year.

For the Class of 2020, the most popular bachelor degree programs the undergraduates applied for include:

  • Computer Science
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Architectural Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Life Sciences—Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Health Sciences

The top 10 countries (after the United States) that applicants hail from are India, China, Pakistan, Mexico, Jamaica, Nepal, Turkey, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and the Republic of Korea.

“We look forward to welcoming members of the Class of 2020 this fall as they embark on their college career and strive to become culturally aware, profession ready, and prepared to solve real-world problems,” Vahey added.