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  • Locations: Brooklyn, NY, United States;
  • Program Terms: Fall / Academic Year, Spring
  • The online application is currently closed. Please see the announcements for information on when the next application cycle will open.
Fact Sheet:
Disciplines Available (engineering or related field):
Aerospace, Biomolecular, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Computer Science, Electrical, Information Science, Mechanical
Graduate Students Accepted?:
Program Description:

New York University
Tandon School of Engineering
Brooklyn, NY

University Info   |   Office of Academic Affairs


The NYU Tandon School of Engineering, the nation's second oldest private engineering school, was founded in 1854 in Brooklyn, New York. Today, it is the New York metropolitan area's preeminent resource in science and technology education and research. A private, co-educational school, Tandon has a distinguished history in electrical engineering, polymer chemistry and aerospace and microwave engineering. Currently, it is a leader in telecommunications, information science and technology management. The School is also known for its outstanding research centers as well as its outreach programs to encourage math and science education in New York elementary and high schools. While its main site is at MetroTech Center in Brooklyn, some Tandon students complete coursework at other schools of NYU in Manhattan at Washington Square.


Study Level

  • Undergraduate Students : Accepted
  • Graduate Students : NOT Accepted
  • Computer Science Majors : Accepted


Fall, Spring, or Academic Year


English Proficiency

TOEFL scores are required for incoming international Global E³ students.

Minimum TOEFL scores:

  • Computer-based: 250
  • Internet-based: 100
Minimum IELTS score: 7.5

Disciplines Available

  • Applied Physics
  • Business & Technology Management
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Civil and Urban Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Integrated Digital Media
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Science and Technology Studies

Additional application materials?

Online Application: Fall/ Full year   |   Spring

When will students receive their acceptance package?

  • June/July for Fall term and Full Year
  • November/December for Spring term


Semester Dates

  • Fall: early September to mid December\
    • Registration for fall starts in mid-June and ends in mid-September
  • Spring: mid-January to late May
    • Registration for spring done in mid-December and ends early February

Academic Calendar

Course Contents

Course descriptions   |   Schedule of classes

Workload per semester

Undergraduate students registered for 12 or more credits per semester are categorized as full time. The usual course load for fulltime undergraduate students is normally 16 credits. The maximum amount of credits is 18.

To maintain non-immigrant student status, international students must enroll full-time, taking at least 12 credits on the undergraduate level for each fall and spring semester. Students can enroll in a maximum of 18 credits.

Grading System
Grade Description Point Value
A Excellent 4.0
A- Excellent 3.7
B+ Good 3.3
B Good 3.0
B- Good 2.7
C+ Passing 2.3
C Passing 2.0
C- Deficient, but passing 1.7
D+ Deficient, but passing 1.3
D Deficient, but passing 1.0
F Failing 0.0
Academic Transcripts


Is on-campus accommodation available to exchange students?

NYU offers on-campus housing in various buildings in Brooklyn and Manhattan. This housing is granted on a “first-come, first-serve basis”, primarily double-occupancy and a meal-plan. Students interested in living on campus should contact NYU Housing for more information.

Because NYC is a very crowded place, housing is not guaranteed and students should look into off-campus housing as an option in case they cannot acquire on-campus housing. Information about off-campus and temporary housing can be found at our website.

 When can exchange students move in to the Hall of Residence?

Contact the NYU Office of Residential Life and Housing Services ( / 212-998-4600) for specific information. Visit for general information on living at NYU.


Entry Visa

Most international students will be applying for an F-1 visa. J-1 visa status is offered to students who plan to enter US as part of an educational exchange program pursuant to co-operative agreements with university abroad or whose education is primarily funded by the government or institutional resources. Students will receive their DS-2019 after they have been admitted and matriculated to the university.

Health Insurance & Immunizations

The high cost of helathcare in the US pressents a potentially serious financial risk to students. Therefore, NYU requires that every student has health insurance. There is no national health insurance as in many other countries worldwide, so students are required to purchase a health insurance plan. NYU offers an insurance plan for students to purchase. 

In accordance with the New York State law, all entering students must show proof of immunity against measles, mumps and rubella. The law prohibits the University from allowing any student to register for classes without documented proof of immunization against these diseases. 


When should I arrive?

Once you receive a visa you will be allowed to enter the United States but no earlier than 30 days before the beginning date of your academic program as listed on your I-20 or DS-2019.

We recommend that students arrive at the Tandon School of Engineering at least 4-7 days before the required program start date as noted on the I-20/DS-2019. Upon arrival students are required to check in with the Office of Global Services and bring their passports, I-94’s and I-20 or DS-2019 documents.

Is airport reception available?

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering is conveniently in downtown Brooklyn within one hour travel time from three major airports JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports in the New York Metropolitan area. While students may take public transportation to reach Tandon, we suggest that upon arrival for the first time in New York, particularly with luggage, they use taxis. This may cost you $40 to $100 depending on the airport from which you will be traveling and the amount of traffic on the roads. Yellow taxis are available at designated taxi stands outside the terminals, with uniformed dispatchers on hand. Follow the GROUND TRANSPORTATION or TAXI signs. There may be long lines, but they generally move quickly. Fares, whether fixed or metered, do not include bridge and tunnel tolls ($3.50-$7) or a tip for the cabbie (15%-20% is customary). They do include all passengers in the cab and luggage -- never pay more than the metered or flat rate, except for tolls and a tip. Ubers and Lyfts are car services also available in NY and may be at lower price than yellow cabs.

Is there any bank on campus?

We strongly urge you not to carry large amounts of cash while traveling. You can purchase traveler checks at a bank in your country. If lost, traveler checks are usually replaced by the company that issued them. Larger amounts (such as your tuition) should be carried in the form of a draft (money order) or a bank check.

Once you arrive in the United States there will be a variety of banks to choose from. There are a couple specific banks that are in close proximity to the Brooklyn site including Chase bank and Bank of America.


Estimated costs

Food/meals – information on dining options and meal plans

Housing - information on housing options and rates

Local transportation - information about the New York subway and bus systems

Academic expenses (e.g., books, stationery)


Office of Academic Affairs -
Sara-Lee Ramsawak
Associate Director of Academic Affairs
Office of Academic Affairs
Five MetroTech Center, LC230A
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Jennifer J. Piro
Manager of Academic Advising & Student Services
Office of Academic Affairs
Five MetroTech Center, LC230D
Brooklyn, NY 11201
The NYU Tandon School of Engineering Office of Academic Affairs
Five MetroTech Center, LC230
Brooklyn, NY 11201
P: 646.997.3846
F: 646.997.3896


The Tandon NYU School of Engineering is located in the heart of Brooklyn, within walking distance to some of the world’s best art, music, food, and shops. From the NYU SOE site, a quick subway ride or a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge takes you straight into Manhattan. Whether you want urban life, culture, or that New York attitude, living in Brooklyn is certain to enhance your educational experience.

Brooklyn is one of the most diverse, interesting, energetic communities in the world. Representing about 25% of New York City's land area and 31% of New York City's residents, Brooklyn is the largest and most populous borough of NYC. Acclaimed throughout American history, celebrated in movies and television, and called home by many of today’s most influential people – it’s Brooklyn, baby!

Visit our website for more information about the area near the NYU Tandon-SOE campus.

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The online application is currently closed. Please see the announcements for information on when the next application cycle will open.