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LIU Post

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Introduction

Founded in 1955, Long Island University had a humble beginning. Their first classes took place in converted barns, servant’s bedrooms and garages but the school has grown exponentially over the years into one of the nation’s finest liberal arts schools. Situated on a beautiful, 307-acre residential campus, the university’s C.W. Post campus offers more than 250 degree choices and serves more than 8000 students a year. That number may seem high, but there are more than 320 faculty members so class numbers hover at around 20 per class so that a high level of education is provided to each student.

Students have a plethora of social, athletic and academic activities from which to choose. Long Island University’s C.W. Post campus has an active Greek life, numerous student clubs and organizations, an intercollegiate athletics organization and several club, intramural and recreational sports. Because the university is located less than an hour from New York City, students have access to some of the world’s finest restaurants, museums, cultural events and sports teams.

Academics

The C.W. Post campus of Long Island University offers nearly 250 certificate, undergraduate and graduate programs in the following subject areas:

  • accountancy
  • business
  • education
  • liberal arts and sciences
  • public administration
  • health professions an nursing
  • information and computer science
  • visual and performing arts

The school offers an honors program for academically-motivated students. Established in 1963, the program is one of the oldest honors programs in the country. It provides an academic and social environment conducive to thought-provoking, intimate classroom discussions in all majors as well as numerous opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities such as attending theater performances, visiting museums and exploring Long Island’s parks and preserves. The class sizes are small (no more than 20 students) and students may join as freshmen, sophomores, or juniors. There’s also the chance to be awarded a Merit Fellowship and all students that are accepted into the honors program receive generous scholarships.

Long Island University’s C.W. Post campus has an extensive study-abroad program that offers students the opportunity to study in many different countries and the cost of most of the programs is covered by LIU’s standard tuition. Many of the programs encourage hands-on learning in such places as Fiji, London, Turkey, Japan and Australia. The school has many affiliate programs around the world as well as non-affiliate programs that offer credit transfer.

Because the faculty at Long Island University’s C.W. Post campus believes in learning by doing, there are many opportunities to participate in research projects and hands-on learning activities via one of the schools many centers and institutes. Some of these include a Center on Aging, the Center for Community Inclusion, the J.M. Ladge Speech and Hearing Center and the Long Island University Usability Lab.

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Admissions

Freshman Admissions

Freshman students who wish to apply to the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University may do so by completing either the Common Application or the school application. Both are available either online or in paper form and should be accompanied by the fee, high school transcripts, ACT/SAT scores, and other items such as personal statements and recommendations from counselors or teachers. C.W. Post evaluates a student based upon test scores, academic achievement, difficulty of high school courses, personal interests and other qualifiers such as leadership potential. Students may submit applications for fall admission beginning December 1.

Graduate Admissions

In order to simplify the applications process, Long Island University at C.W. Post Campus recommends that students submit the entire application packet together. Requirements differ by program but some documents that are typically required include the application and fee, standardized tests such as the GRE or GMAT, a resume, a personal statement and letters of recommendation. The application fee is waived for graduates or current students of Long Island University and U.S. military personnel who have served in active duty in the last 3 years.

High School Students

High school juniors and seniors who wish to participate in Long Island University at C.W. Post Campus’ early college programs need to register for the programs via the high school. Recommendations from the school are required and students who have maintained high GPA’s throughout high school will receive priority for the programs.

Financial Aid

Long Island University’s C.W. Post campus offers many different forms of financial aid including both need-based and merit-based scholarships, grants, loans and work-study programs. Students participating in special programs such as the honors program are eligible for even more scholarships. Unlike many colleges, graduate students at LIU C.W. Post are eligible for scholarships and assistantships as well as loans.

Students who wish to apply for aid need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid that’s available online starting in January. Because many of the scholarships and assistantships are awarded on a limited basis, students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA as early as possible and no later than March 1.

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Athletics

Long Island University’s C.W. Post Campus offers an NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics organization that competes in both the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and the East Coast Conference (ECC). The Pioneers offer several different teams including men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, lacrosse and soccer. Men may also play baseball and football. Women have several other choices including field hockey, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball. There are also cheerleading and dance teams. The Pioneers’ colors are green and gold.

C.W. Post offers English equestrian riding, crew and ice hockey as club sports that compete with other area schools and for students that simply want to play for fun, there are several intramural sports including ping pong, swimming, Wii Sports, flag football, volleyball, basketball and many others.

Students wishing to get fit or stay in shape have several options. The school has a fitness program that offers group training classes and programs and individual or independent training opportunities. There’s an aquatic program that offers free-swim sessions, lessons and group fitness classes such as water aerobics. Many of these activities and sports take place in the Pratt Center, which is a state-of-the-art facility for training, recreation and athletics.

Bibliography

  • C.W. Post Campus Long Island University. Long Island University’s C.W. Post Campus. 2011. Web. 9 Oct 2011.
  • C.W. Post Pioneers Long Island University. C.W. Post Athletics. 2011. Web. 9 Oct 2011.

Information Summary

Ranks 113th in New York and 1100th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.01
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 2 0.02
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 4 0.04
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 1 0.01

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Brookville, NY 11548-1300
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population2,514 (2,514 urban / N/A rural)
Households457 (2.78 people per house)
Median Household Income$68,750
Families334 (3.22 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
GraduateDoctoral, professional dominant
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, inclusive
EnrollmentMajority undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3603

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 236th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $32,370 $32,370 $32,370
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,700 $1,700 $1,700
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $1,010 $1,010 $1,010
FT Graduate Tuition $26,640 $26,640 $26,640
FT Graduate Required Fees $1,700 $1,700 $1,700
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $1,110 $1,110 $1,110
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $50,934 $50,934 $50,934
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $56,400 $56,400 $56,400
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $41,400 $41,400 $41,400

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $31,646 $32,862 $31,646 $32,862 $31,646 $32,862
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200 $1,260
On-Campus – Room & Board $11,840 $12,240
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,154 $2,262
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $13,684 $14,368
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,490 $2,614
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $5,038 $5,290

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$50
Graduate Application Fee$50
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 6,001 (2,296 male / 3,705 female)
Admitted 4,841 (1,826 male / 3,015 female)
Admission rate 81%
First-time Enrollment 659 (268 male / 391 female)
FT Enrollment 630 (251 male / 379 female)
PT Enrollment 29 (17 male / 12 female)
Total Enrollment10,599

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /  N/A / 
College Prep. Completion
Recommendations
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 Football Conference Northeast 10 Conference
NCAA Basketball Conference New York Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference New York Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference New York Collegiate Athletic Conference

ACT Test Admission

1037th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 19%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 20 / 26
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 18 / 24
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 19 / 23

SAT Test Admission

1012th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 84%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 440 / 520
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 440 / 540
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 880 / 1060

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 Capacity1,356
Meals per Week21
Room Fee$7,834
Board Fee$4,700

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 179 149 111 68 2 997 379 1,885
Accounting 10 5 4 29 13 61
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Animal Genetics 6 6
Applied Behavior Analysis 16 5 21
Applied Mathematics, General 4 4
Applied Psychology 1 3 10 4 18
Archives/Archival Administration 1 15 6 22
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 1 2 3
Art Teacher Education 1 1 14 3 19
Art Therapy/Therapist 3 2 6 2 16 8 37
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General 2 1 3
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 2 6 1 51 15 75
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology Teacher Education 3 3
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 3 3 3 11 6 26
Biomedical Sciences, General 31 4 1 6 8 3 53
Biomedical Technology/Technician 1 1 2 3 7
Business Administration and Management, General 72 11 9 14 71 31 208
Business Teacher Education
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Cinematography and Film/Video Production 2 2 1 9 14
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 1 1 2
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist 3 2 1 4 29 7 46
Clinical Psychology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other 3 1 1 1 6
Commercial and Advertising Art
Computer Programming, Specific Applications 1 1 2
Computer Science 1 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 4 3 7
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 2 1 11 4 18
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 2 12 16 57 27 114
Dance, General 1 1 2
Digital Arts 1 2 6 7 16
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 2 1 11 2 16
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 3 1 1 18 7 30
Earth Science Teacher Education 3 2 5
Economics, General 3 1 1 5
Education, Other 1 1
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 12 3 1 36 6 58
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision 1 1 2
Elementary Education and Teaching 2 3 2 40 12 59
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
English Language and Literature, General 1 2 8 3 14
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 1 3 4
Environmental Studies 1 1
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 6 2 1 2 6 17
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General 10 1 2 11 2 26
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 1 18 1 20
Foreign Language Teacher Education 1 1
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Forensic Science and Technology 3 1 7 1 12
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
Game and Interactive Media Design 4 3 1 6 1 15
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General 3 1 4
German Language and Literature
Gerontology 2 2
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator 2 4 6
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health Teacher Education 2 2
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 5 13 1 3 20 9 51
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
History, General 8 2 10
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
Human Resources Development
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Information Science/Studies 2 1 2 1 6
Information Technology Project Management 1 1 1 1 4
International/Global Studies 2 1 1 1 5
Italian Language and Literature
Journalism 2 3 1 5 1 12
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 2 1 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1 1
Library Science, Other 1 1 18 10 30
Library and Information Science 6 3 4 70 40 123
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Mathematics Teacher Education 1 5 3 9
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General 1 1 2
Mathematics, Other
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 1 3 1 18 4 27
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor 3 2 18 5 28
Music Performance, General 2 1 10 4 17
Music Teacher Education 3 3 13 6 25
Music, General
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Nursing Education 1 1 5 4 11
Perfusion Technology/Perfusionist 1 4 3 8
Philosophy 2 2
Photography 2 1 5 3 11
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 1 21 2 24
Physics, General 1 1 2
Political Science and Government, General 2 6 2 2 18 9 39
Psychology, General 1 6 6 1 38 8 60
Psychology, Other
Public Administration 1 4 5 3 13
Public Relations/Image Management 1 3 1 13 4 22
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician 2 1 9 1 13
Reading Teacher Education 1 1 16 6 24
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1 9 4 14
Rhetoric and Composition
Secondary Education and Teaching 1 15 6 22
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Social Studies Teacher Education 6 1 7
Social Work 1 3 2 1 17 10 34
Sociology 1 7 1 11 2 22
Spanish Language Teacher Education 1 1 2
Spanish Language and Literature 2 2
Special Education and Teaching, General 1 5 5 2 48 22 83
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sustainability Studies
Taxation 3 3 6
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 4 5 8 17
Voice and Opera

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 252nd for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $97,476 ($101,413 male / $91,985 female)
Number of FT Faculty 265 (135 male / 130 female)
Number of PT Faculty 718
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $16,476,159

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