Long Island University-Brooklyn: Academics, Admissions & Tuition

About Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY

Long Island University's (LIU) Brooklyn campus was established in 1926 and is the original campus of Long Island University. In addition to the Brooklyn campus, LIU has campuses in Brookville (C.W. Post), Riverhead, Orangeburg, Purchase and Brentwood. The Brooklyn campus boasts an 114,000-square foot wellness center with health and wellness services, a state-of-the-art workout environment, a hydrotherapy pool and a 2,500-seat arena. LIU also has campuses in China, Australia, India and Costa Rica.


LIU Brooklyn offers degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels through traditional, evening and weekend classes. Students may choose from more than 200 academic programs through its seven schools and colleges. From 2011-2012, 13 associate's degrees, 723 bachelor's degrees, 963 master's degrees, 264 doctoral degrees and 40 post-master's certificates were issued, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). In the same academic year, some of the most popular fields of study at LIU Brooklyn were registered nursing, biology and business at the undergraduate level and pharmacy, special education and teaching, business and social work at the graduate level.

The Brooklyn campus has a 265,000-volume library that includes 50,000 e-books, 8,700 videos, 1,100 journals and 344,000 microforms, plus access to online databases. This campus also has a number of specialized facilities, such as art galleries, a physical rehabilitation center and a speech-language-hearing clinic.


Per the NCES, nearly 9,000 students attended the Brooklyn campus as of 2012. The NCES also reported that for fall 2012 term, about 5,000 individuals applied, 83% were admitted but only 22% of those enrolled. This incoming class was 71% female, and 84% of them were enrolled full-time. The fall 2012 undergraduate student body was diverse - 33% black or African American, 20% white, 15% Asian and 15% Hispanic or Latino. Roughly three-quarters of these students were from the state of New York.

A completed application package includes the school's application form or the Common Application with the school supplement; also required is a $50 application fee, official transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, a letter of recommendation and a personal statement. The school recommends that applicants submit their application materials by April 15 for entry to the fall semester or December 1 for the spring term; however, LIU Brooklyn does process applications on a rolling basis with limited exceptions. The Doctor of Pharmacy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology programs have earlier application deadlines. Auditions or portfolios are required for undergraduate students majoring in dance, jazz studies, music education, applied music, computer art or studio art.

Tuition & Financial Aid

First-time undergraduate students were charged $32,818 in tuition and fees for the 2012-2013 academic year, according to the NCES. Spaces are limited for on-campus room and board, which were estimated to cost $11,700; books and supplies came to $2,000 for the same school year. The NCES also reported that off-campus students' room and board costs were $18,000 that year. A number of academic scholarships and grants are available to LIU Brooklyn students, and students are notified of their acceptance or denial of financial aid in their admission decision letters. The NCES reported that nearly 1,000 first-time, full-time students (96%) received financial aid to attend LIU Brooklyn from 2011-2012.

School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit*
Degrees Offered 1- but less than 2-year certificate; associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees; post-baccalaureate and post-master's certificates*
Religious Affiliation None*
Academic Calendar Semester**
School Setting Large city*
Student Body 5,109 undergraduates and 3,458 graduates in 2012*
Student Housing Freshman housing is combined with sophomore and junior housing**
Schools and Programs Seven schools and colleges; more than 200 degree programs**
Student-Faculty Ratio 12 to 1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2011-2012:
Associate's: Humanities (6)
Bachelor's: Registered Nursing (223)
Master's: Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences and Administration (101)
Doctorate: Pharmacy (205)
Post-graduate Certificate: Gerontology (12)*
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 7% in four years
22% in six years*
Admission Rate 83% in 2012*
Entering Class Size 920 (estimated) in 2012***
First-Year Retention Rates 61% for full-time and 17% for part-time students*
Middle 50% SAT and ACT Scores of Admitted Students In fall 2012: SAT: 380-490 (critical reading), 390-530 (math), 390-500 (writing); ACT composite: 17-21*
Application Due Date Rolling; by April 15 recommended for fall admission**
Decision Notification Date Rolling notifications**
Tuition (2012-2013) $32,818 (includes fees)*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of First-Year Students Receiving it) In 2011-2012:
Federal grants (69%), state and local grants/scholarships (54%), institutional grants/scholarships (95%), federal loans (66%)*
Percent of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 96% in 2011-2012*

Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **Long Island University - Brooklyn, ***IPEDS Data Center.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Brooklyn Campus, Long Island University, Admissions Processing Center, P.O. Box 810, Randolph, MA 02368
  • Phone: 718-488-101
  • Website:

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