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This is part of our series profiling different graduate degree programs and graduate schools at U.S. universities for international students on an F1 Visa or J1 Visa. This week we profile the Tandon School of Engineering at New York University.

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering is located in Brooklyn Borough, in New York City.

  • Brooklyn has recently gone through a cultural revival and is now considered to be one if not the most vibrant neighborhoods in The Big Apple.
  • The school also has classes in the Manhattan borough of New York City and at NYU’s satellite campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.
  • NYU also has a very long list of distinguished alumni including the inventor of the laser, the engineer of the Panama Canal, and the developer of the mass production of penicillin.

Up until recently the school was known as the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering, but was renamed due to a generous gift of $100 million from Chandrika and Ranjan Tandon.

Ranjan Tandon is an NYU trustee and leads the NYU President’s Global Council. After graduating from the Indian Institute of Technology, Tandon went on to Harvard Business School. He worked for large multinational companies like DCM, Halliburton, and Merrill Lynch before founding his own hedge fund, Libra Advisors. His wife Chandrika was a partner at the consulting firm McKinsey & Associates and is also a Grammy award nominated musician and composer.

The Tandon School has recently been ranked in the top 50 engineering graduate programs by U.S. News in 2017.

  • Additionally, the Tandon School was also ranked 3rd in online graduate computer information technology by U.S. News and was ranked 6th by The Princeton Review in top graduate schools for video game design.


John Romanucci

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