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Brooklyn College of the City University of New York

Brooklyn, NY


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Brooklyn College of the City University of New York


Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York makes education both affordable and accessible for 17,390 students who represent 150 countries and speak 105 languages. It offers 125 undergraduate programs through five schools, distinguished faculty members, and generous financial and scholarship packages. Its campus, which is thought to be one of the most beautiful in the nation, has smart classrooms, practice and production rooms, studios, and well-equipped facilities.

Its abundant academic resources ensure that students excel from enrollment through graduation. The First College Year helps them transition from high school to college, and First-year Learning Communities enable them to strengthen bonds with faculty members. Furthermore, its Core Curriculum creates a solid foundation in the liberal arts and sciences. Special programs like the Macaulay Honors College, Honors Academy, and Study Abroad provide opportunities to participate in academically challenging activities throughout New York City and around the world.

This commitment to excellence has earned Brooklyn College national recognition. For example, "US News & World Report" ranked it 75th among colleges and universities in the northern region of the United States and 23rd among public schools (in 2017). "The Princeton Review" listed the college in its 2017 edition of the Best 381 Colleges.

Financial aid

Brooklyn College offers "highly affordable tuition" to make earning a college degree from a highly-regarded institution an attainable goal. Many of its students receive one or more forms of financial aid through the following sources:

- Federal grants, loans, and work study
- New York State aid through the Tuition Assistance Program
- More than 600 awards, prizes, and scholarships
- A monthly tuition payment plan
- Alternative student loans through private lenders

The Murray Koppelman School of Business

The Murray Koppelman School of Business strives to instill in its students communication, conceptual, and quantitative skills as well as ethics, global mindsets, and international focus. It offers several Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Science (BS), and Bachelor or Arts (BA) programs including these:

- BA in Economics
- BBA in Business Administration
- BBA in Finance
- BS in Accounting
- BS in Business Administration
- BS in Business Management
- BS in Information Systems

The School of Education

The School of Education at Brooklyn College, one of the largest schools of its kind in New York, prepares the next generation of administrators, counselors, school psychologists, and teachers. It offers a number of programs including the following:

- BA in Early Childhood Education Teacher (Birth to Grade 2)
- BA in Childhood Education Teacher (1 to 6)
- BA in Biology Teacher (7 to 12)
- BA in English Teacher (7 to 12)
- BA in Mathematics Teacher (7 to 12)
- BA in Music Education (7 to 12)
- BA in Physics Teacher (7 to 12)
- BA Social Studies Teacher (7 to 12)

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences cultivates students who become leaders of character and influence in a global economy. It offers 45 departments and programs including the following:

- BA in Africana Studies
- BA in History
- BA in Journalism
- BA in Judaic Studies
- BA in Italian
- BA in Political Science
- BA in Puerto Rican and Latino Studies
- BA in Speech

The School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

The School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences offers students the opportunity to envision, experiment, innovate, and invent through several natural and behavioral sciences programs like those listed below.

- BA in Biology
- BS in Biology
- BS in Computer Science
- BS in Earth and Environmental Sciences
- BA in Health and Nutrition Sciences
- BS in Psychology
- BS in Physics

The School of Visual, Media, and Performing Arts

The School of Visual, Media, and Performing Arts provides renowned faculty members, outstanding performance spaces and studios, and top-notch programs including the following:

- BA in Art
- BA in Film Production
- BA in Music
- BA in Theater
- BS in Journalism and Media Studies

Student life

Students at Brooklyn College lead active and multifaceted college lives. They have access to more than 100 student clubs and organizations, more than 12 fraternities and sororities, a variety of intramural sports, and award-winning NCAA Division III athletics. They can also participate in conferences, lectures, seminars, trainings, and workshops and enjoy exhibits and performances.

Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn College is located in Brooklyn, the most culturally-diverse and populous borough in New York City, New York. As such, it offers some of the most exciting recreational offerings in the city.

Shops provide everything from contemporary fashion and home designs to fine couture and antiques to Caribbean spices and artisanal cheeses. Restaurants feature African, Asian, European, and Latin cuisine. Entertainment options include clubs, dance companies, festivals, galleries, orchestras, performance art, poetry and book readings, and theater.

Outstanding faculty

At the core of Brooklyn College's outstanding academics and research endeavors are talented professors who've received numerous awards as well as grants from prestigious institutions like NASA, the Department of Education, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation. A sampling of its distinguished faculty is listed below.

- Paul Moses: A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
- Arturo O'Farrill: A Grammy Award-winning composer and pianist
- Rohit Parikh: An internationally-recognized computer theorist
- Juergen Polle: A top expert in microalgae biotechnology
- Corey Robin: An accomplished political scientist and author
- Shlomo Silman: A highly-regarded audiologist
- Jeanne Theoharis: A celebrated biographer
- Mac Wellman: An Obie Award-winning playwright

Location & Contact

Address 2900 Bedford Avenue, West Quad Building, Room 222
Brooklyn, NY  11210-2889
United States
Contact Office of Admissions
Phone: 718-951-5001
Fax: 718-951-4506

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, And Mexican-American/Chicano Studies Checkmark
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
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Italian Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Audiology And Speech-language Pathology Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Jewish/Judaic Studies Checkmark
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
Developmental And Child Psychology Checkmark
Industrial And Organizational Psychology Checkmark
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Application Fee
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 3.1
Other requirements exist (see below)
Other requirements: Combined SAT or ACT scores of 1000

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen February 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer February 1st Not reported Yes

Tuition & Fees

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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes

Financial Aid

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Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
87% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

Total Undergrad students
International Students
Out-of-state students


Hispanic/Latino 22.88%
Black or African American 21.49%
White or Caucasian 31.08%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.19%
Asian 19.19%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.17%
Two or more races 1.61%


Male (41.39%)
Female (58.61%)

Campus Life

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Presidential Convocation, Graduation Ceremony and student government elections

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Academic Club Association, Kingsman and Excelsior Newspaper, NY Public Interest Group (NYPIRG), Student Government CIAS, SGS, and GSO and Student Forensics

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No


Total Faculty
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 544
Part-time - 742
Male - 628
Female - 658