CUNY Brooklyn College: Academics, Admissions & Tuition Info

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About CUNY Brooklyn College in NY

Founded in 1930, CUNY Brooklyn College is located on a 26-acre, tree-lined campus in the Midwood area of Brooklyn, NY. The public school is officially named Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, but most people simply call it Brooklyn College. In 2012, The Princeton Review named Brooklyn College as one of the best value colleges in the country. U.S. News & World Report ranked the university as a top public college in 2011. Additionally, in 2009, The Princeton Review ranked Brooklyn College among the best schools in the U.S. for undergraduate education.


As prospective students begin exploring academic programs available at Brooklyn College, they'll find over 125 undergraduate programs and 70 graduate programs available via five schools. Students may also consider the CUNY Bridges to Doctorate Program that serves as a two-year transition program for those that are planning to pursue a doctoral degree at CUNY. The college has study abroad, distance learning, evening/weekend and teacher certification opportunities.

Students at Brooklyn College have a wide of variety of activities available through the campus community as well. This includes intercollegiate and intramural sports teams, around 100 student-organized clubs and access to a 24/7 Library Café. The campus often doubles as a set for television shows such as Rescue Me and The Good Wife.


Brooklyn College requires all prospective undergraduates to submit secondary school transcripts, secondary school GPA, ACT/SAT scores and proof of completing a college preparatory program. Deadlines for application submission for the Fall semester is February 1 and September 15 for Spring entry.

The diverse student body at Brooklyn College consists of around 12,821 undergraduate students and 3,541 graduate students. The school only accepts around 31% of all applicants each year and 68% of the university's undergraduates are under 24 years of age. In 2012, the student body at Brooklyn College was comprised of the following ethnic/racial groups: white (30.99%), other/unknown (25.06%), African-American (18.81%), Asian (12.97%) Hispanic/Latino (11.4%), mixed race (0.55%), American Indian or Alaska Native (0.13%) and Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander (0.09%).

Tuition & Financial Aid

The annual tuition and fees to attend Brooklyn College as an undergraduate student are $5,584 for NY residents and $11,494 for non-residents for the 2011-2012 academic year. The tuition rates for graduate students are also divided by in-state and out-of-state status. Students should plan accordingly for additional costs, such as books, transportation expenses and food. From 2011-2012, books and supplies were estimated to be $1,179 per year for undergraduate students.

Interest-free tuition plans and financial aid are available via Brooklyn College. Around 85% of all university students utilize some form of financial aid. Each year the college has over 600 scholarships and awards available to undergraduate and graduate students. Grants and other funds may also be available to qualified students.

School Type Public, 4-year**
Degrees Offered Certificates, bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate certificates and post-master's certificates**
Religious Affiliation None**
Academic Calendar Semesters*
School Setting Large city**
Student Body 12,821 undergraduates and 3,541 graduates in 2012*
Student Housing Residence halls are off-campus**
Schools and Programs Around 125 undergraduate programs and 70 graduate programs via five schools*
Student-Faculty Ratio 15 to 1**
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2012:
Bachelor's: Business, management, and finance (1,078)
Master's: Business economics-global business & finance (191)*
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 22% in four years
48% in six years
48% in eight years**
Admission Rate 30% in 2010**
Entering Class Size 79 first-time freshmen in Spring 2012*
First-Year Retention Rates 82% (full-time students)
71% (part-time students)**
Average SAT Score of Admitted Students 1010 (Critical Reading & Math) in 2010**
Undergraduate Application Due Date Fall deadline is February 1 and Spring deadline is September 15*
Decision Notification Date 8-10 weeks after application*
Tuition Annual undergraduate tuition and fees for 2011-2012 are roughly $5,584 for NY residents and $11,494 for non-residents (excludes room and board, books, course materials, personal expenses and transportation)**
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) In 2010-2011: Federal grant aid (60%), state/local grant aid (79%), institutional grant aid (3%), student loan (8%)**
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 85% in 2010-2011**

Sources: *CUNY Brooklyn College; **IPEDS Data Center, National Center for Education Statistics.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Brooklyn College, 2nd Floor, West Quad Center, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210
  • Phone: (718) 951-5001
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