Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus: Narrative Description
LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY, BROOKLYN CAMPUS O-34
One University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201-8423
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.
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.
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.
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.
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