The university ranked seventh for women and minorities enrolled in undergraduate STEM programs (science, technology, engineering and math). NYU-Poly was ranked sixth in ethnic and racial diversity.
“Producing more graduates with STEM degrees is an important goal for any college: The majors with the highest starting and mid-career salaries are nearly all STEM degrees, according to Payscale.com‘s 2010-2011 College Salary Report,” Forbes reported.
“Throughout our 156-year history, NYU-Poly has been a portal to success for the best and brightest technical students from Brooklyn and New York, traditionally among the most diverse immigrant hubs in America,” said NYU-Poly Provost Elizabeth Dianne Rekow. “By bringing together scholars with diverse outlooks and backgrounds, we find that research improves, and students benefit in their studies and their careers.”
See more of Forbes’ STEM College rankings here.