Brooklyn College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Brooklyn College
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Brooklyn College, part of the CUNY system, is a selective school. Only about one-third of those who apply are accepted each year. Students are required to send in scores from the SAT or ACT and most people who apply send in SAT scores. Students apply through the CUNY website, and can indicate to which branch schools they are applying. Roughly 20,000 students apply to Brooklyn College each year; those who are admitted generally have test scores and grades above average, participate in extracurricular activities, and have some work or volunteers experience.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Brooklyn College Description

Brooklyn College, part of CUNY, has an attractive tree-lined 26-acre campus in Brooklyn, New York. The college has strong programs in the liberal arts and sciences that have earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. The low tuition of this public university combined with its academic strengths make it frequently rank among the best educational values in the country. At 14 to 1, the college has a better student / faculty ratio than the majority of publicly funded universities. The college's student body is ethnically diverse, reflecting the richness and diversity of Brooklyn.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 17,580 (14,406 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 71% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,838 (in-state); $13,948 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,364 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,713
  • Other Expenses: $5,302
  • Total Cost: $27,217 (in-state); $34,327 (out-of-state)

Brooklyn College Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 86%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 84%
    • Loans: 7%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,327
    • Loans: $4,625

Academic Programs

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 24%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 25%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 51%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Basketball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country, Volleyball
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Tennis

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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