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I'm a mature-age student going back to schoolSuper BrilliantElectrical Engineering
I'm a mature-age student going back to school to meet promotion requirements at my current job. I selected NYIT primarily because it is close to my workplace, and because my employer is paying for it. There are probably better value-for-money options for an electrical engineering degree in the LI area; Stonybrook (SUNY), for one. NYIT is a private school and concomitantly expensive.

My experience of the academics thus far is that the curriculum includes everything you'd expect, but the marking policies are very lenient, particularly in the mathematics department. If you apply merely a reasonable amount of effort, it is quite difficult to get less than an A grade in these courses.

NYIT is apparently best known as a feeder school for some kind of quasi-medical program (not MD, but some second echelon type of qualification) from NYCOM.

The surrounding area of Long Island is infested by princesses and generally obnoxious rich kids of a caliber that must be seen to be believed. About 25% of the student body is comprised of these sorts of people. Unless you're one of them, avoid them. If your parents didn't get you a unicorn for your 9th birthday and a Lamborghini for your high school graduation, you simply won't fit into their cliques. Happily it is possible to go from dawn to dusk and not have to deal with these people (except perhaps when they back their Hummer H3 into your Ford Escort in the parking lot).

NOTE! I rated faculty as being helpful and friendly. They are. However, these comments DO NOT APPLY to the administration staff. The second you step into the admin office or deal with admissions or the bursar via email or telephone, you will be sucked into a vortex of bureaucratic busywork. Additionally, the honors program is administered by a predatory hard-sell staff better suited to a telemarketing boiler room.

1st Year Male -- Class 2010
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Useful Schoolwork: F
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Honestly, never really broke a sweat.Quite BrightEngineering Department
Honestly, never really broke a sweat.... Engineering is suppose to be extremely challenging (at least not in this school). Students are not driven at all to excel, all they care about is cheating and getting a passing grade. 90% of the students do not understand the basic engineering/math concepts.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2005
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English major here.Quite BrightEnglish
English major here. I'm attending the online division of NYIT - Ellis College and I'm enjoying it tremendously. I was three classes short of completing my degree from a reputable traditional college, but as a single mother, had I known about the quality of this option, I would have taken it. I find that self-study has a way of making you become more involved in your studies. This time around, I feel like I'm really getting the most value for my education.
1st Year Female -- Class 2007
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Campus Aesthetics: F
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