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2900 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11210
p. 718-951-5000
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CUNY Brooklyn College

CUNY Brooklyn College Rating: 4.1/5 (8 votes)

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Introduction

Founded in 1930, Brooklyn College is located in the Brooklyn borough of New York and sits on 26 beautiful, tree-lined acres. The college has recently undergone much renovation and has added new, state-of-the-art facilities. Students may choose from over 70 undergraduate programs and more than 100 master’s degrees and advanced certificate programs throughout the areas of business, education, arts and humanities and natural and social sciences. There are three academic divisions within the college including the School of General Studies, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Division of Graduate Studies.

Student life on campus is active and varied due in part to the rich and diverse cultural background of the surrounding area . There are more than 100 student clubs and organizations that present the opportunity for participation in a multitude of cultural, religious, social and community activities. There is an active Greek life on campus as well as an athletics and recreation club that allows students to participate in sports at a number of competitive levels. Students frequently hang out in the library and the 24-hour library cafe.

Academics

Undergraduate Study

The academic divisions offer nearly 130 undergraduate programs in the areas of natural and social sciences, arts and humanities, business and education. All students participate in the core liberal arts curriculum meant to strengthen the mind, build awareness, cultivate the intellect and imagination and develop cognitive skills that prepare students for successful lives and careers. The school offers the First College Year which is a summer program that precedes the freshman year and eases the transition between high school and college.

There are also Learning Communities that provide support systems for students via interaction with other students and faculty and the Honors Academy that prepares students for professional careers in such capacities as doctors, lawyers and engineers. In addition to individual degree programs, students may also choose to participate in interdisciplinary programs that provide a versatile, broad education in areas of interest to the student.

Graduate Study

Graduate students may choose from more than 100 master’s degrees and advanced certificate programs taught by Pulitzer Prize and Obie Award winners, internationally recognized composers and artists and world-renowned scientists and researchers. The college provides support to graduate students via research and travel grants and partners with the CUNY Bridges to the Doctorate Program, which is a two-year transition program for students that wish to transfer to CUNY to pursue a doctorate in the biomedical sciences field. There is also a program for minority groups in science, engineering, technology and math called the New York City Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation. The school provides excellent resources such as a top-notch library and access to significant funding for international study as well as research.

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Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions

First-year students applying to Brooklyn College are required to submit the application and fee along with official high school transcripts or GED diploma with scores and their SAT scores. SAT scores are considered official if they are listed on the high school transcript or are sent directly to the university from the testing site. There is also a recommended academic preparation course list consisting of English classes, social studies, foreign language, math and science courses. In addition to standard degree options, students may also choose to apply to the honors college or the Center for Achievement in Science Education program, both of which may have separate, different application requirements.

Graduate Admissions

Students wishing to apply to one of the graduate programs will be required, in most cases, to submit the application and fee along with all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, two letters of recommendation and the official scores of graduate school admissions tests as appropriate to the field of interest. There are also different requirements for application that are program-dependent, so students should work closely with the school to which they are applying to be sure that everything required for consideration is submitted.

Other Admissions

Students who are transferring, are international, or who wish to apply for continuing education, adult education, or programs that have different application requirements should contact the university to determine what they must submit in order to be considered for acceptance.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to both undergraduate and graduate students in the form of need-based and merit-based grants, scholarships, loans and work-study programs. In order to be eligible for financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that is available online starting in January. Students will be required to submit financial information for themselves and their families and should have this information available when completing the application.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5594th for the average student loan amount.
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Athletics

The school offers intercollegiate sports, intramurals and recreational activities so that there is an activity at every level of participation. The college participates at the intercollegiate level as an NCAA Division III organization. The Brooklyn Bulldogs offer men’s and women’s basketball, cheerleading, cross country, swimming and diving, tennis and volleyball. Women may also choose to play soccer.

Intramural sports include team sports, individual sports and one-day events and provide students with an opportunity to participate in a fun, relaxed manner. Sports include basketball and co-ed tennis and volleyball. Free-throw contests are a big hit as well. Other recreational activities offer students the use of a swimming pool, basketball court, a fitness center and basketball and racquetball courts,

Information Summary

Ranks 40th in New York and 340th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 2 0.01
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.01
Robbery 9 0.05
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1 0.01
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 3 0.02
Arrest 1 0.01

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Brooklyn, NY 11210
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population62,308 (62,308 urban / N/A rural)
Households19,986 (3.11 people per house)
Median Household Income$42,967
Families14,871 (3.65 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
UndergraduateBalanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate comprehensive
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time four-year, selective, higher transfer-in
EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
Size & SettingLarge four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringPost-master's certificate
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3609

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 1222nd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $5,730 $5,730 $12,240
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $454 $454 $454
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $245 $245 $510
FT Graduate Tuition $9,170 $9,170 $17,040
FT Graduate Required Fees $380 $380 $380
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $385 $385 $710
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $24,906 $24,906 $31,416
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $26,042 $26,042 $32,552
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $11,376 $11,376 $17,886

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $5,584 $5,884 $5,584 $5,884 $11,494 $12,094
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,179 $1,248
On-Campus – Room & Board $12,418(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses $5,056(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,900 $11,902
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,823 $4,940
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,824 $3,871

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$65
Graduate Application Fee$125
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 19,843 (8,823 male / 11,020 female)
Admitted 6,346 (2,771 male / 3,575 female)
Admission rate 32%
First-time Enrollment 1,148 (509 male / 639 female)
FT Enrollment 1,140 (505 male / 635 female)
PT Enrollment 8 (4 male / 4 female)
Total Enrollment17,004

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /  N/A / 
College Prep. Completion
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demo
Admission test scores
TOEFL
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Basketball Conference City University of New York Ath Conf
NCAA Track & Field Conference City University of New York Ath Conf

SAT Test Admission

461st for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 89%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 480 / 580
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 520 / 620
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 1000 / 1200

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity270
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$9,250
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 184 842 398 485 4 1,621 3,556
Accounting 8 51 19 84 100 262
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
African-American/Black Studies 2 1 3
American/United States Studies/Civilization 1 1
Anthropology 2 3 6 11
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 1 5 6
Art Teacher Education 1 11 12
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 3 7 7 6 37 60
Biology Teacher Education 1 1 1 3
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 4 27 7 25 34 99
Broadcast Journalism 1 5 4 2 4 16
Business Administration and Management, General 21 125 45 93 1 176 466
Chemistry Teacher Education 1 1 2
Chemistry, General 1 7 1 10 24 43
Cinematography and Film/Video Production 3 7 11 4 30 57
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 5 5
Comparative Literature
Computational and Applied Mathematics 1 2 3
Computer Science 2 5 5 12
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General 5 11 9 18 44
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 1 20 8 1 30 61
Creative Writing 3 6 2 3 37 51
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 5 4 5 2 25 41
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 4 45 25 25 60 159
Earth Science Teacher Education 2 6 8
Economics, General 27 22 11 11 21 92
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 2 1 2 7 12
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs 9 8 3 23 43
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs 2 1 3 6
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism 15 15
Elementary Education and Teaching 4 46 35 22 64 173
English Language and Literature, General 1 26 7 8 44 86
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 10 8 2 28 48
Environmental Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 25 6 3 11 45
Experimental Psychology 1 2 8 11
Financial Mathematics 1 2 3
Fine/Studio Arts, General 1 4 3 8 32 48
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 2 4 6 12 25
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature 3 3
Geology/Earth Science, General 1 1 2 3 7
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 6 22 6 22 39 97
Health Teacher Education 1 7 8
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 3 7 9 3 14 36
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies 2 3 5
History, General 5 7 4 26 42
Industrial and Organizational Psychology 4 10 4 1 13 32
Information Science/Studies 10 7 1 7 9 34
Italian Language and Literature
Jewish/Judaic Studies 4 5
Journalism 8 3 3 6 20
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 1 2 1 10 14
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 11 10 8 5 16 50
Linguistics 5 1 6 12
Mass Communication/Media Studies 2 5 7
Mathematics Teacher Education 3 14 3 8 22 50
Mathematics, General 1 5 8 3 18
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor 1 6 4 2 1 33 47
Music Performance, General 8 1 6 2 10 27
Music Teacher Education 3 9 12
Music Theory and Composition 3 2 10 15
Music, General 1 4 5
Musicology and Ethnomusicology 3 3
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Philosophy 4 6 2 19 31
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 6 8 3 31 49
Physics Teacher Education 1 1
Physics, General 2 4 6
Political Science and Government, General 12 42 16 12 47 130
Psychology, General 8 83 33 22 168 315
Public Health, General 2 18 1 2 11 34
Radio and Television 8 31 14 6 33 92
Religion/Religious Studies 1 1 2
Rhetoric and Composition 1 1 1 3
Russian Language and Literature
School Psychology 8 8 1 34 51
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 2 2 2 4 6 16
Social Studies Teacher Education 8 5 1 21 35
Sociology 3 11 7 5 1 16 43
Spanish Language Teacher Education 1 8 3 12
Spanish Language and Literature 4 1 3 8
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 8 3 1 5 18
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 2 1 2 30 35
Superintendency and Educational System Administration 23 3 3 1 35 65
Sustainability Studies 1 1
Visual and Performing Arts, General 1 1 12 14
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 1 1 2 3 7
Women's Studies 3 2 2 7

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 383rd for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $90,348 ($93,828 male / $85,353 female)
Number of FT Faculty 547 (303 male / 244 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,213
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $33,354,171
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