LIU Brooklyn

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College Profile

Located in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn, LIU Brooklyn is one of New York City’s most vibrant liberal arts-based institutions. Since 1926, the Brooklyn Campus has taken pride in accepting a diverse student body, as reflected in the university’s official motto, “Urbi et Orbi”, Latin for “the city and the world”. At Long Island University, students from all over the world gather in one city to achieve a common goal: an excellent college education. With a focus on small classes, flexible course schedules and personal student attention, LIU offers the learning environment students need for success. Currently, more than 11,000 students are seeking a bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate at LIU in one of our more than 200 academic programs. No matter what your area of interest – business, the arts, pharmacy, education, liberal arts and sciences or health sciences, you will have a unique advantage studying at the Brooklyn Campus. Wall Street, the financial capital of the world, is just a short subway ride away. World-renowned museums, galleries and theaters are located in the surrounding neighborhood and throughout the New York metropolitan area. The Campus also has affiliations with some of the top hospitals, health care facilities and pharmaceutical companies in the world. And with millions spent on new facilities, buildings, and technological infrastructure in just the last 5 years, LIU Brooklyn has committed to preparing its students not only for a career but for life.

Institution Demographics

• Total enrollment: 8,617

• Undergraduate enrollment: 5,178

• Graduate enrollment: 3,439

• International Student Enrollment: 760

• Male 29%, Female 71%

• Faculty-student ratio: 12:1

• Faculty: 307

• Number of countries represented on campus: 30

• Top five countries represented on campus: India, China, South Korea, Canada, United Kingdom

English as a Second Language Program and Services

Does your institution have an Intensive English Program?

Can your institution issue an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for F-1 Student Status to a student who has been admitted only to the Intensive English Program?
Yes, see

Does your institution provide courses of English as a Second Language to admitted students?
Yes, we offer conditional admittance with TOEFL score of 61-78 or an IELTS score of 5 and 5.5

International Student Housing Options

Is on-campus housing available for international students?
Yes, there are 3 residential halls available.

First Year, Transfer, and Graduate Students

1. Completed LIU Brooklyn Application or Common Application.

2. Official final transcripts, academic records and degrees received from all secondary and post-secondary schools and institutions. Transcripts must be in native language with certified English translations. LIU Brooklyn accepts transfer credits taken only from regionally accredited institutions. The acceptance of credit will be determined after an offer of admission is given.
Note: education documents will be accepted in one of two ways:
• Official mark sheets for each year of study and degree certifications may be sent directly from the issuing institution to the Office of Admissions.
• Copies of mark sheets for each year of study and degree certificates that have been attested to by the consulate/ministry of education of the issuing country.

3. Course-by-course evaluation of international transcripts by an acceptable credential evaluation agency. Please follow the link to view acceptable agencies: Credential evaluator’s list.

4. TOEFL, IELTS test results if English is not your native language or primary language of instruction. We require a TOEFL score of 550 paper-based; 213 computer-based; 79 internet-based or better and a 6 or higher on the IELTS exam. We also accept ELS 112 Completion Certificate as a language proficiency exam. A student who needs additional study in English may be admissible to our conditional admittance program. For more information please visit The English Language Institute web site.

5. Personal statement.

6. One letter of recommendation from an instructor, guidance counselor, adviser or supervisor is strongly recommended*.
All International Students are to submit their credentials for admissions evaluation, along with credential cover sheet, to: LIU BROOKLYN ADMISSIONS OFFICE, 1 University Plaza Brooklyn, NY, 11201. Do not send slides, portfolios, photographs, cds, dvds awards, scholarships, newspapers articles, or cash with application materials.

Visa Information

Does your institution issue I-20 for F-1 visa status and/or DS-2019 for J-1 visa status?

Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance for International Students

Tuition: Full-Time $31,000
Fees: $15,000

Financial Aid Is financial aid available for international students?
Yes, merit-based scholarships are available.

Student Activities and Campus Life

LIU Brooklyn offers over 45 different clubs and organizations including several cultural and ethnic organizations. Below represents a small sampling of existing clubs and organizations: International Student Association, Asian-American Association, Unidos Latinos, SANGAM: Indian Student Association, Caribbean Student Movement, Student Government, Student newspaper “Seawanhaka”, LIU-TV, WLIU-BK 88.1 (radio station). Located on campus is Kumble Theater, a 320 seat state-of-the-art auditorium which hosts dozens of performances and concerts each year, many of them with cultural ties and concentrations. A recent addition to campus is the $45 million, 114,000-square-foot Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center (WRAC). Here you’ll find the 2,500 seat arena, home to the Northeast Conference Champion Blackbird Basketball team, our top-of-the-line student fitness center, an NCAA-regulation swimming pool, and rooftop tennis courts and running track. The WRAC also serves as a teaching environment for the university’s 3,000+ students in health-related majors with a full physical therapy center, including one of New York City’s only hydrotherapy pools. LIU-Brooklyn also takes great pride in its campus grounds. Our 11-acre university sits in Downtown Brooklyn but is often referred to as an “urban oasis” due to the lawns, greenery and water fountains that comprise the campus. The entire university is protected by a 24/7 security team and was recently ranked the 3rd safest college campus in the United States.