Long Island University (LIU) Brooklyn Admissions

Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition Costs, and More

Long Island University Brooklyn
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Long Island University Brooklyn Admissions Overview:

Long Island University (LIU) in Brooklyn is a generally open school; the acceptance rate is around 88%. Students can apply using the school's application, or with the Common Application. Additional required materials include an essay, letters of recommendation, and high school transcripts. SAT and/or ACT scores are not required, but students can submit them if they wish.

For complete instructions, prospective students should visit LIU Brooklyn's website, or contact the admissions office. 

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Admissions Data (2016):

Long Island University Description

Founded in 1926, Long Island University's Brooklyn campus is located in the heart of Brooklyn, a block from Fort Greene Park. The school is one of the most diverse in the country, and it takes pride in serving many first-generation college students from around the globe. The university has strong programs in the health sciences and has affiliations with some of the world's top hospitals and pharmaceutical companies.

The campus sits adjacent to the Brooklyn Hospital Center. The university has a 15 to 1 student/faculty ratio. Nursing is the most popular bachelor's degree program. In athletics, the LIU Blackbirds compete in the NCAA Division I Northeast Conference. The school fields 14 Division I sports.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 7,609 (4,275 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 31% Male / 69% Female
  • 88% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $36,256
  • Books: $2,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,426
  • Other Expenses: $2,500
  • Total Cost: $54,182

LIU Brooklyn Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 94%
    • Loans: 61%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,592
    • Loans: $6,683

Academic Programs

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 61%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 40%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 8%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 28%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Track and Field, Soccer, Golf, Soccer, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Track and Field, Bowling, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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