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Chemical Engineering at New York University

If you are interested in studying chemical engineering, you may want to check out the program at New York University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

NYU is located in New York, New York and approximately 52,775 students attend the school each year. Of the 6,752 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from New York University in 2021, 43 of them were chemical engineering majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Chemical Engineering section at the bottom of this page.

NYU Chemical Engineering Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chem Eng
  • Master’s Degree in Chem Eng
  • Doctorate Degree in Chem Eng

NYU Chemical Engineering Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks chem eng programs across the country. The following shows how NYU performed in these rankings.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The chem eng major at NYU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Chemical Engineering. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Chemical Engineering Doctor’s Degree Schools 98

In 2021, 6 students received their master’s degree in chem eng from NYU. This makes it the #71 most popular school for chem eng master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 2 students who received their doctoral degrees in chem eng, making the school the #99 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of NYU Chem Eng Graduates

The median salary of chem eng students who receive their bachelor's degree at NYU is $45,963. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $66,101 for all chem eng students.


Chem Eng Student Demographics at NYU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the chem eng majors at New York University.

NYU Chemical Engineering Bachelor’s Program

65% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 43 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from NYU in 2020-2021, 35% were men and 65% were women. The typical chem eng bachelor's degree program is made up of only 38% women. So female students are more repesented at NYU since its program graduates 28% more women than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 24% more racial-ethnic minorities in its chem eng bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from New York University with a bachelor's in chem eng.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 15
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 9
International Students 10
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

NYU Chemical Engineering Master’s Program

67% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 6 chem eng majors earned their master's degree from NYU. Of these graduates, 33% were men and 67% were women.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from New York University with a master's in chem eng.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 0
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

NYU also has a doctoral program available in chem eng. In 2021, 2 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Chem Eng Grads May Go Into

A degree in chem eng can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for New York University.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Architectural and Engineering Managers 7,330 $161,670
Engineers 4,910 $95,270
Engineering Professors 2,900 $127,010
Chemical Engineers 860 $100,380


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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