New York Institute of Technology (also known as NYIT) is a private, independent, nonprofit, non-sectarian, coeducational research university. Founded in 1910, NYIT adopted a European polytechnic university model and focuses on the instruction and research of technical arts and applied sciences.
The university has three New York campuses: one in Old Westbury, Nassau County, Long Island; one in Central Islip, Suffolk County, Long Island; and one near Columbus Circle in Manhattan. As well, it has a cybersecurity research center in Port Washington, New York. NYIT also has campuses in Arkansas, United Arab Emirates, China and Canada.
NYIT has five schools and two colleges, all with an emphasis on technology and applied scientific research. NYIT offers 100 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in 50 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. NYIT is the birthplace of entirely 3D CGI films.
NYIT enrolls 9,500 students across its campuses in New York State. U.S. News & World Report lists NYIT as a "selective" university and consistently ranks it in the "top 50" among U.S. universities in the North.