Long Island University Post Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Humanities Hall at LIU Post
Humanities Hall at LIU Post. TijsB / Flickr

Long Island University Admissions Overview:

LIU University Post has an acceptance rate of 81%, making it largely accessible. In general, students with good grades and test scores have a good chance of being admitted. Students interested in Post will need to submit an application (the school uses the Common Application), along with high school transcripts and scores from the SAT or ACT.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • LIU C.W. Post Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Long Island University Post Description:

Long Island University C.W. Post Campus is a private university located in Brookville, New York, and the largest campus of the Long Island University system. The 307-acre suburban campus sits among the rolling hills of the Brookville area of Glen Head along the north shore of Long Island, just 50 minutes from New York City. Academically, the university has a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and class sizes typically average between 15 and 20 students. LIU Post offers more than 70 undergraduate majors and over 60 graduate degree programs, including three doctoral programs in information studies, clinical psychology and interdisciplinary educational studies. Popular undergraduate areas of study are business administration, childhood education and criminal justice, while graduate students commonly study library and information science, business administration and special education. Student life is active with over 80 clubs and organizations and an active Greek life. The LIU Post Pioneers compete in the NCAA Division II in the Eastern College Athletic Conference, the East Coast Conference and the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 8,634 (6,280 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 46% 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

Long Island University Post Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 94%
    • Loans: 64%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,178
    • Loans: $7,843

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 74%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 40%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 27%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 46%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Wrestling, Track and Field, Cross Country, Football, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Fencing, Soccer, Volleyball, Swimming, Tennis, Softball, Lacrosse, Track and Field, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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