The Polytechnic Institute of New York University was founded in 1854 and is one of the oldest technical schools in America. Originally named the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute, the college merged with New York University's School of Engineering and Science in 1973, maintaining a formal affiliation with the university. Recently, plans have been announced to officially become NYU's School of Engineering, beginning in Fall 2012.
University housing and student living is spread across the institute's five New York campuses. The main campus, known as the MetroTech Center, is located in Brooklyn, with additional locations in Long Island, Westchester, Manhattan and Israel. Students living in on campus housing or an off campus apartment have access to the school's most prestigious programs in microwave engineering, electrical engineering, polymer chemistry, civil engineering, construction management and aerospace engineering. The MetroTech Center primarily services undergraduate students, but includes graduate and professional opportunities as well.
The Polytechnic Institute's MetroTech Center is also home to several government and private organizations such as: the New York City Police Department's 911 emergency center, New York City Fire Department headquarters, the Securities Industry Automation Corporation and the technology and operations center for JPMorgan Chase – all of whom rely upon the institute's state-of-the-art facilities and technology.
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