Brooklyn College of the City University of New York

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York

Brooklyn, NY
location
Public
type
Urban
setting
59%
41%
student ratio
14,406
total students
Tuition Cost $6,330 | $12,660
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $7,500
February 1
fall application deadline
37%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
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Overview

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

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
    • Broadcast Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Radio and Television
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Graphics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Bilingual and Multilingual 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.
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French Language 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.
    • Physics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Studies Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education&-Individuals with Speech/Language Impairments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English
      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
    • Chinese
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Comparative Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hebrew
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Italian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Linguistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Portuguese
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech-Language Pathology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Computational Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • 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
    • Jewish/Judaic Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious 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
    • Developmental and Child Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • 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
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      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

37% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied20,608
    • Accepted7,726
    • Acceptance Rate37%
    • Enrolled14,406
    • Female Applicants11,410
    • Females Accepted4,330
    • Female Acceptance Rate37%
    • Male Applicants9,198
    • Males Accepted3,396
    • Male Acceptance Rate36%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $65
    • 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 freshman3.31
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • 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*
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$6,330
    • Out-of-state tuition *$12,660
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$505
    • 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 offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$7,500
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$7,500
    • Average Loan Aid:$3,000
    • Average Grant Aid:$2,500
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$3,400
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:87%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 89%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 82%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students14,406
    • Male Student Percentage41%
    • Female Student Percentage59%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino22.88%
    • Black or African American21.49%
    • White or Caucasian31.08%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.19%
    • Asian19.19%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.17%
    • Two or more races1.61%
    • Unknown or International Student%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout3.38% representing 143 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students1.7% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available No
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Not Reported
    • 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
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball No No No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball No Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty1,286
    • Full-time Percentage42%
    • Part-time Percentage58%
    • Female Percentage51%
    • Male Percentage49%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio16:1 or 13,057 students to 791 faculty


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