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Brooklyn College of the City University of New York

  • Brooklyn, NY
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 60%40%
    student ratio
  • 13,069
    total students
  • $5,430 | $14,550
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 1
    fall application deadline
  • 27%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 567
    sat math
  • 529
    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • Not
    Reported

    act composite

Overview

Introduction to Brooklyn College

You want to be a doctor, a lawyer, a broadcast journalist. You want to teach mathematics, be a painter, own a business. You want to find a focus in life. Brooklyn College, a part of the City University of New York, offers 125 programs that will give you the tools and the knowledge you need to succeed. You will have the opportunity to participate in prestigious internships, to travel abroad, and to secure research positions.

Brooklyn College has a 26-acre park-like campus that is close to all of New York City's cultural and social activities. Our campus has been cited as among the nation's most beautiful.

You'll choose Brooklyn College because you have a goal, and because we have a program that'll get you there.

Transportation Options

The college, located near several popular Brooklyn thoroughfares, is conveniently close to subway and bus lines. Cycle-friendly, the campus features monitored bike racks at all its major entrances. Street parking and parking lots are also available.

Academics

Brooklyn College is an innovative liberal arts institution, offering more than 125 programs in the humanities, education, the arts, business, and the sciences and social sciences, leading to bachelors and masters degrees as well as advanced certificates. The college is particularly noted for its creative art, science, education, film, theater and economics programs.

Visit the website at www.brooklyn.edu/pug for program listings, admissions requirements, financial aid information and more.

Faculty

In recent years, Brooklyn College has welcomed almost 500 new faculty members (more than half of the full-time faculty) with credentials from such universities as Harvard, Stanford, Yale and Oxford. Among them are Fulbright, Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundation fellows, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning authors, and an Obie Award-winning playwright as well as award-winning scientists and musicians. Faculty members often collaborate on interdisciplinary work, to the benefit of their students. In business, education, the arts, government, law, the sciences, medicine, and other fields, Brooklyn College graduates have reached the top tier of their professions.

Special Programs

Through its First College Year program, the college offers intense academic and social support for entering students to facilitate their transition to college. Beginning in the summer with Pre-Freshmen Immersion, incoming students are offered special workshops and seminars. Comprehensive and ongoing student orientation and advisement continue throughout the first semester. Priority registration and specialized counseling strengthen the opportunity for a successful academic start to the undergraduate experience.

One of Brooklyn College's most stellar programs is the Honors Academy. The academy is comprised of six units that offer academically talented students the opportunity to take enriched courses and seminars and to participate in research and internships. The programs are: the Brooklyn College Scholars Program; the Coordinated B.A.-M.D. Program; the William E. Macaulay Honors College; the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship; and the Minority Access to Research Careers and Honors Engineering programs .

Study Abroad

Brooklyn College has a rich array of study abroad opportunities. Students have participated in research and archeological digs with faculty members in Iceland, China, Israel, Antigua and Ghana. They have spent a year in Paris studying art, and in India making documentary films. With travel stipends and grants available to pursue studies, our students can be found all over the world.

Student Life

On average Brooklyn College has 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students, who represent the ethnic and cultural diversity of the most populous and exciting borough in the city. Students participate in more than 140 chartered campus groups, including academic clubs, service and honor societies, athletics groups, special interest groups and performing arts organizations. Special lectures, concerts and events are scheduled throughout the year. Fraternities and sororities provide social and community service activities for their student brothers and sisters. The Hillel Foundation, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and Newman Center are among the many special interest clubs on campus. Student publications include newspapers, magazines, and journals. Students also operate WBCR, the Brooklyn College radio station.

Sports

The college sponsors fourteen NCAA Division III athletic teams and numerous intramural teams. Volleyball, tennis, and basketball are favorite sports. In 2010, the men's basketball team won the division championship.

Safety

Brooklyn College is an oasis in a quiet urban neighborhood and its seasoned Peace Officers provide a safe and secure environment 24/7.

Facilities

Brooklyn College has a 26-acre park-like campus that is close to all of New York City's cultural and social activities. Our campus has been cited as among the nation's most beautiful. It has outstanding science facilities, including dozens of on-campus laboratories that support academic work in such fields as biology, computer science, and health and nutrition sciences. Cutting-edge technology is also available for such programs as performance and interactive media arts. The college has the most technologically advanced library in CUNY system. The library's growing collections include approximately 55,000 electronic journal subscriptions, 169,000 electronic books, 1.4 million volumes, 1.7 million microfilms, 1200 print serials, and 23,000 rich media items (sound recordings, videotapes, and DVDs). The library's 22 group-study rooms, six computer classrooms, and 1100-plus computers make it the campus's premier study and research space. Brooklyn College also maintains state-of-the-art facilities to support instruction: technology-enhanced classrooms and lecture halls; large-scale, comfortable computer labs with college-wide access, open from 16 to 24 hours each day, with free printing and more than one thousand Dell, Apple and Sun workstations; more than 50 discipline-specific computer labs; and video-conferencing facilities. Additional special libraries are available for art, music, classics, and speech communication arts and sciences.

Outside the classroom, students are enjoying the new West Quad Center. It joins a comprehensive student service center with a competition gym, fitness center, pool and handball courts. It is also home to the physical education and exercise science department.

Housing at Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College students may take advantage of a newly completed privately owned Residence Hall. The hall has over 200 units, each fully furnished and equipped with a kitchenette.

Cost

As of spring 2011, tuition for New York State residents is $2415 per semester for full time students, $205 per credit for part-time students and $300 per credit for non-degree resident students. Non-New York State residents' tuition is $435 per credit for full- or part-time students and $640 per credit for non-degree students.


Location & Contact

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York

2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210-2889
USA

Office of Admissions

Phone: 718-951-5001
Fax: 718-951-4506
Email: adminqry@brooklyn.cuny.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • African Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Caribbean Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Exercise Physiology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Broadcast Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Radio and Television
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Graphics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Bilingual and Multilingual Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education&-Individuals with Speech/Language Impairments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Studies Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Linguistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Comparative Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chinese
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Italian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Portuguese
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hebrew
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Speech-Language Pathology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computational Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Jewish/Judaic Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Developmental and Child Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Theory and Composition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Theater/Theater Arts Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

27% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied17,497
    • Accepted4,873
    • Acceptance Rate27%
    • Enrolled13,069
    • Female Applicants9,726
    • Females Accepted2,794
    • Female Acceptance Rate28%
    • Male Applicants7,771
    • Males Accepted2,079
    • Male Acceptance Rate26%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 3.1
      combined SAT or ACT scores of 1000
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.40
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen February 1st --
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer February 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 529 470 580
    • SAT Math 567 510 610
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$5,430
    • Out-of-state tuition *$14,550
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$454.00
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students13,069
    • Male Student Percentage40%
    • Female Student Percentage60%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/LatinoNot Reported
    • Black or African AmericanNot Reported
    • White or CaucasianNot Reported
    • American Indian or Alaska NativeNot Reported
    • AsianNot Reported
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more racesNot Reported
    • UnknownNot Reported
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students1% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing Not Reported
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Not Reported
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services Not Reported
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Academic Club Association, Kingsman and Excelsior Newspaper, NY Public Interest Group (NYPIRG), Student Government CIAS, SGS, and GSO, Student Forensics
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Not Reported
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badmington Yes No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track Yes Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badmington Yes No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes No No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Swimming Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track Yes Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty1,401
    • Full-time Percentage40%
    • Part-time Percentage60%
    • Female PercentageNot Reported
    • Male PercentageNot Reported
    • Student:Faculty Ratio15:1 or 12,281 students to 838 faculty


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