New York University's Tandon School of Engineering is the engineering and applied sciences school of New York University, a private, non-profit university. Tandon is organized into 11 departments: Applied Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil and Urban Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Finance and Risk Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Technology, Culture and Society, and Technology Management and Innovation. Together, these departments offer 15 undergraduate and 34 graduate programs and five online master's degrees.
Unlike most of NYU, which is located in Manhattan's Greenwich Village neighborhood, the Tandon School of Engineering is located in Downtown Brooklyn. The school is the result of a merger between NYU's School of Engineering, which was founded in 1854 as the School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, and the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute, also founded in the mid-1850s. The two schools have turned out an astonishing number of world-changing graduates, including those responsible for the process of mass-producing penicillin, jet-engine powered aircraft, light beer, the defibrillator, microwave technology for radar, the Intel chip, the laser barcode reader, 5G cellular, and the pharmaceutical principles behind many life-saving drugs. The institutions formally merged in 2014, and the school's name was changed the following year in recognition of a $100 million dollar gift from Chandrika and Ranjan Tandon.
Research is a key component of Tandon's work. Both graduate and undergraduate students have opportunities to work alongside the school's researchers in its state-of-the-art laboratories, which focus on everything from speech-language electrocorticography to cybersecurity for democracy. Graduates of Tandon have a 97% job or graduate school placement rate within six months of graduation.
Tuition at Tandon for Spring 2022 is $26,885 for full-time undergraduates. Graduate tuition varies depending on the program and the number of credit hours taken but is generally around $30,000 per semester for full-time students.
Approximately 6,300 students are enrolled at Tandon; about 3500 are graduate students and the rest undergraduate. One hundred three countries and 48 states are represented in the student body, and 40% of the class of 2024 are women.
In the 2019-20 academic year, 30.9% of undergraduate students are Asian/Pacific Islander, 21.2% international, 15.9% Hispanic, 15.5% Caucasian, 7.1% Black, and 3.3% two or more races. In terms of graduate students, 73.5% are international students, 10.6% Caucasians, 7.8% Asian/Pacific Islander, 3.7% Hispanic, 1.5% Black, and 1.1% two or more races.
Notable people who graduated from NYU Tandon include Nobel Prize laureate Rudolph Marcus, co-inventor of the Morse code Samuel Morse, Warren L. McCabe, the founding father of the chemical engineering profession, and Francis Crick, the co-discoverer of DNA structure.
NYU Tandon currently operates 10 buildings in Downtown Brooklyn, eight of which are for academic and administrative purposes between Flatbush Avenue and Jay Street. Rogers Hall and the Jacobs Academic Building are interconnected structures with classrooms, research labs, academic offices, and the MakerSpace, a state-of-the-art prototyping hub equipped with 3-D printers, laser cutters, and milling machines. You can also find the NYU Nanofabrication Cleanroom, a lab supporting nanoscale research across disciplines, along with the Polytechnic Tutoring Center and Writing Center.
Another important academic building to mention is 370 Jay Street. This building houses the computer science and electrical and computer engineering departments and has multiple innovative labs.
Tandon students are part of the broader NYU community and have access to student housing and services through the university. There are two residence halls in Downtown Brooklyn near Tandon's campus: Clark Street, which offers apartment living for first-year students and upper-level students, and Othmer Hall, which offers both apartments and traditional dorms in an 18-story building. Othmer Hall is home to the Women @ Tandon engagement community. Students have access to a Brooklyn campus-specific meal plan and three options for dining, including the Jasper Kane Cafe, which offers halal food and pre-packaged Kosher options. Students can commute between NYU's Washington Square campus and Tandon's campus via a free shuttle bus, which makes stops at Brooklyn campus buildings, including both residence halls.
If living off-campus sounds appealing to you, you're in the right place! In fact, many NYU Tandon students choose to live off-campus, as it's quite easy to find housing in New York City. Popular neighborhoods for students attending NYU Tandon include Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, and Fort Greene. If living close to the subway is your top priority, take a look at RentHop's subway rent map and find out which subway stops close to the campus are the cheapest to rent.
Brooklyn remains a popular option for alumni choosing to stay in the city after graduation. Neighborhoods like Park Slope, Cobble Hill, and Boerum Hill are great for those who have a few years of work experience under their belt. Greenpoint and Williamsburg are also trendy options for those who want to be closer to the waterfront.