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Brooklyn, New York (NY) Colleges and Universities

There are 226 schools within a 25-mile radius of the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. Get facts about the schools with the closest campuses, highest graduation rates, lowest costs and most students to find the school for you.

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Given its location in one of the largest metropolitan regions of the United States, it's no surprise that Brooklyn, NY, is teeming with postsecondary institutions. We'll take a look at some of the more traditional public and private non-profit colleges and universities in Brooklyn based on data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), so you can decide if any of them fit your needs.

Closest Schools to Brooklyn, New York

Students looking to study in or near Brooklyn have numerous options to choose from within a 25-mile radius. The following schools have campuses within the closest proximity to Brooklyn:

  • ASA College (located in Brooklyn)
  • CUNY NEW York City College of Technology (located in Brooklyn)
  • LIU Brooklyn (located in Brooklyn)
  • St Francis College (located in Brooklyn)
  • Pace University (1.2 miles)

Largest Schools Near Brooklyn, New York

For students looking to study in a larger environment, the area surrounding Brooklyn has numerous schools with larger student bodies, including several with student populations over 22,000. Two of the five largest schools near Brooklyn are two-year community colleges, while the remaining three are four-year schools. These are the largest schools near Brooklyn:

  • New York University (49,274 students)
  • Columbia University (27,589 students)
  • CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College (26,606 students)
  • CUNY Hunter College (23,112 students)
  • Nassau Community College (22,374 students)

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Schools with Lowest Net Price

A school's NCES net price is calculated by subtracting the average financial aid received by each full-time undergraduate from the average cost of attendance. The following schools near Brooklyn had the lowest net prices during the 2014-2015 academic year:

  • Nassau Community College ($3,817)
  • Stella and Charles Guttman Community College ($5,988)
  • CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice ($6,641)
  • CUNY New York City College of Technology ($6,671)
  • CUNY Lehman College ($7,123)

Schools with Highest Graduation Rates

A school's graduation rate refers to the percentage of its full-time undergraduates who complete their degree programs within 150% of the standard amount of time. These five schools had the highest graduation rates of non-specialized institutions near Brooklyn for 2015:

  • Columbia University in the City of New York (95% graduation rate)
  • Barnard College (91% graduation rate)
  • Yeshiva University (88% graduation rate)
  • New York University (84% graduation rate)
  • Fordham University (81% graduation rate)

Prospective students in a metropolitan area as large as Brooklyn should be particularly invested in researching factors like commute, cost of attendance and student success when deciding on which schools to apply to.

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