Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus: Narrative Description

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One University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201-8423
Tel: (718)488-1000
Free: 800-LIU-PLAN
Admissions: (718)488-1011
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.liu.edu/


Independent, university, coed. Part of Long Island University. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's and first professional certificates. Founded 1926. Setting: 10-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 8,003. Faculty: (320 full-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 4,147 applied, 67% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 33% from top quarter, 66% from top half. Full-time: 4,406 students, 71% women, 29% men. Part-time: 957 students, 77% women, 23% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 8% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 42% black, 14% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 33% 25 or older, 10% transferred in. Retention: 55% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; business/marketing; communications/communication technologies; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Recommended: essay, minimum 2.5 high school GPA. Required for some: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $29,272 includes full-time tuition ($20,832), mandatory fees ($1090), and college room and board ($7350). College room only: $4420. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $651 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $264 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 54 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 10% of eligible men and 30% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Caribbean Students Movement, Hillel, Muslim Student Organization, Student Government Association, WLIU-BK Radio (campus radio station). Major annual events: homecoming, Spring Day, Orientation Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 638 college housing spaces available. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Salena Library with an OPAC and a Web page. 345 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The campus in downtown Brooklyn, at Flatbush and DeKalb Avenues, within easy distance of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Museum, and midtown Manhattan.