Berkeley College-New York: Academics, Admissions & Tuition Info

About Berkeley College

Berkeley College has 8 locations in both New York and New Jersey, but its main campus is the 43rd street midtown Manhattan address. It was founded in 1931, and students at Berkeley can participate in hands-on experience opportunities in addition to courses. Programs at Berkeley are career-oriented, and the school offers small class sizes.


Berkeley College is home to more than 8,700 students, including about 800 international students. It offers both associate's and bachelor's degrees to students through its three schools: the Larry L. Luing School of Business, the School of Professional Studies and the School of Liberal Arts. Berkeley's most popular fields of study include management, justice studies and accounting. In the fall quarter of each year, selected incoming freshman have the opportunity to study in the Berkeley College Honors Program. These students will have higher academic expectations, and will study a specific curriculum that has a different theme for each term.

Berkeley College offers its students many opportunities for internships throughout their time at the college, as well as opportunities to attend career fairs and mock interviews. Berkeley College also offers comprehensive courses online, at night and on weekends for students who are working while attending classes.


The first step in applying to Berkeley College is to schedule a visit to the campus that the student prefers, which students can do through the college's website. The school offers rolling admissions, but students are asked to submit their applications as early as they can prior to their desired start date. Berkeley College requires that students also supply SAT/ACT test scores or placement test scores. Applications can be completed online. Students interested in the Berkeley College Honors Program will need to submit a portfolio of writing samples and proof of academic achievements.

Of the approximately 5,300 students that were enrolled at Berkeley in 2011, 67% were female, 29% were African American or black, 22% were Hispanic/Latino and 9% were white. The majority of students attending in 2011 were in-state residents.

Tuition & Financial Aid

All students must submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in order to obtain financial aid of any kind. Berkeley College will work with each student to create a financial aid situation that will work with him or her in order to avoid unnecessary borrowing. In addition to quarterly tuition of $7,100 for full-time status, students could also expect to pay around $1,535 per year for books, supplies and additional classroom expenses in 2012. The total cost to attend Berkeley College in 2011-12 was $38,760, including tuition, room, board, fees, books and supplies. Berkeley College offers both a tuition guarantee plan and a tuition payment plan.

School Type 4-year, private for-profit**
Degrees Offered Associate's and bachelor's degrees*
Religious Affiliation None**
Academic Calendar Quarters*
School Setting Large City**
Student Body 5,358 undergraduates in 2011**
Student Housing White Plains and Newark campuses have residence halls or apartment housing*
Schools and Programs 3 schools; about 22 programs of study*
Student-Faculty Ratio 30 to 1**
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) Bachelor's degree: business management/marketing (432); Associate's degree: business management/marketing (94)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 29% in 4 years, 35% in 6 years, 37% in 8 years**
First-Year Retention Rates 50%**
Application Due Date Rolling admissions: ASAP*
Decision Notification Date Immediately after all materials are evaluated*
Tuition (2012) $21,750 per year**
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) Federal grants (74%), state and local grants or scholarships (70%), student loan aid (82%)**
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 91%**

Sources: *Berkeley College, **National Center for Education Statistics, College Navigator.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Berkeley College, Central Admissions Office, Box 440, Little Falls, New Jersey 07424
  • Phone: 800-446-5400 ext. WC1
  • Website:

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