Polytechnic Institute of New York University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (3)
My review on the school: There are a lot of cliques in this schools. Basically everyone tends to hang around their own majors and not interact with the other majors. This is typical since the workload is insane and everyone just hangs around to do homework. The elevators are always broken. Prints are down every other week. Overall, the professors here are researchers. That's all. They don't know how to teach! Everything is self learning. But their research brings in grant money for the school. I would recommend doing research with a professor. They need a lot of assistants. And by that I mean slaves. My review on my major: The cliques in here are the worse because already the total major is 50 kids overall. And half of these kids are either TAs or a part of the BS/MS program. So 25 kids are TAs and grading the exams of the lesser 25.... This is a dumb idea and structure of this major because our TAs are the same age with the same experiences. There are people like me who has high school biology and a previous internship at lab before coming here. So I know a years worth of biology more than the TAs. Yet they incorrectly grade my exams and homeworks because they didn't learn the advance topics like me. And I have to go to the professor every week to get things straighten out. He tried to recruit me to be one of his slaves/ TAs, but I rather not since it's notoriously known to be overwork you and drain you of all your limited free time and happiness. OVERALL THE FINANCIAL AID HERE IS WORTH IT. So many kids here are low income and have full rides. I am not kidding. Google it and you will see that 91% of this school has financial aid despite the NYU, across the river, sucks in Financial aid. Poly/Tandon gives out financial aid like its candy!!!!! Also white people are the minority in this school. This is a dream school. I am not kidding. Google it if you don't believe me.
This school has a large number of cyber security courses. More than most other programs I researched before selecting a graduate school. There are also a huge number of elective courses covering many topics in computer science such as, big data, data analysis, security, mobile development, software engineering, and others. The courses are often taught by industry leaders or research professors, which gives students the ability to easily find research, internship, and job opportunities. Overall the schools educational value is very high, but the school is also quite expensive.
Environment was nice, professors were great sometimes, but ultimately I don't honestly feel like it prepared me well for the job market in my field.