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College Profile

Established in 1954, LIU Post (formerly the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University) offers nearly 250 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in accountancy, business, education, liberal arts and sciences, public administration, health professions and nursing, information and computer science, and the visual and performing arts. Located on 307 acres in Brookville N.Y., just 20 miles from New York City, LIU Post is known for its renowned faculty members and its nationally respected cooperative education program. The university serves more than 7,000 full-time, residential and commuter students. A broad array of social, athletic and cultural activities are available to enhance their overall educational experience.

Institution Demographics

  • Total enrollment: 7,126
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 4,429
  • Graduate enrollment: 2,697
  • International Student Enrollment: 1,000
  • Male 33%, Female 67%
  • Faculty-student ratio: 1:12
  • Faculty: Full-Time 302, Part-Time 969
  • Number of countries represented on campus: 50
  • Top five countries represented on campus:
  • U.S., China, India, Taiwan, Korea, Norway

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?


Does your institution provide courses of English as a Second Language to admitted students?
The English Language Institute (ELI) at LIU Post offers a special program for international students who want to improve their English skills and experience life at a prestigious American university.

The ELI program provides English as a Second Language courses to non-English speakers who are seeking admission to LIU Post to pursue a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree.

LIU Post provides this service to assist you in satisfying the language requirements for undergraduate or graduate study.

Courses help you improve your English skills through lessons in language, speaking, reading and writing.

The Intensive English Program offers many advantages:
*Small, classes of 12 to 15 students taught by caring, expert teachers
*A convenient Monday through Thursday schedule with classes in writing, reading, listening, speaking, grammar and college preparation
*20 hours per week of instruction
*State-of-the-art learning facilities and computers
*Opportunities to join LIU Post campus activities and clubs

Each year approximately 100 students enter bachelor’s and master’s degree programs at LIU Post after graduating from the English Language Institute.

International Student Housing Options

Is on-campus housing available for international students?
Yes, Welcome to your new home away from home! LIU Post is recognized as one of the safest and most beautiful college campuses in the country. Eight campus residence halls are tailored to individual needs, from quiet study to semi-private suites. The majority of our residential population is comprised of undergraduate students and some graduate students enrolled in full-time study.

As a residential student, you will be part of an exciting college community that attracts students from all over the world. You will be living right in the heart of the action, minutes away from club meetings and concerts, free weekend movies at the Hillwood Commons cinema, and major events like Homecoming and the Pratt After Dark Carnival. Our residence halls are within easy walking distance to academic buildings, the student center, dining halls and a spectacular recreation center. Off-campus, take advantage of our close proximity to New York City, only a 45-minute train ride away. On Long Island, explore the great restaurants, shopping malls and beaches located within miles of the campus. Living on campus allows you to become totally immersed in college life. You’ll enjoy the freedom of living on your own, while meeting new people and making lasting friendships.

First Year, Transfer, and Graduate Students

Rolling admissions for freshmen and transfer students.

The following are the admission requirements for international freshman and transfer students who are applying to a bachelor’s degree program at LIU Post. Applicants should submit the following documents to the International Admissions Office. All of the credentials listed below must be written in English. All translations must be certified/official.

To apply for admission, please follow these steps.

1. Long Island University Online Application for Admission

Applicants to LIU Post must complete the Long Island University Online Application for Admission. The application can be obtained at In the field marked “Admit Type” select “International Freshman” or “International Transfer” depending on your status.

A print version of the Application for Admission can be downloaded from our Web site. You can also request that an application be mailed to you by calling 1-516-299-2900 or

2. Application Fee

Submit a non-refundable application fee of $50 USD made payable to Long Island University.  International applicants must pay the fee in U.S. dollars by sending a money order or check to: the Office of Student Financial Services, LIU Post, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, N.Y. 11548-1300 USA. You can also pay by credit card by printing the Credit Card Authorization form at or by calling 1-516-299-2323. Cash, international postal money orders or Eurochecks are not accepted.

The application fee is waived only for the following applicants:
*Long Island University alumni (those holding a Long Island University degree or graduate certificate)
*Current Long Island University student pursuing a degree or certificate at any Long Island University campus

3. Personal Statement

Please write an essay in English describing your background, special interests, future plans and your reasons for wanting to attend LIU Post.

4. Transcripts

Official degree noted-transcripts are required. Student copies are not acceptable. LIU Post reserves the right to ask for a professional evaluation of your transcripts to aid in our admissions decision-making process. All transcripts must be sent from your school(s) directly to LIU Post. Transcripts must be in English or officially translated into English.

* Freshman applicants must submit transcripts of all completed secondary education and certified records of any national examinations required for completion of secondary education.
* Transfer applicants must submit transcripts of all postsecondary (college/university level) education. Secondary (high school) education transcripts are required only if the student has completed fewer than one year of university-level work. Students may be required to have their prior course work evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( to validate U.S. equivalency or accreditation.

If you have questions about transcripts, please contact us at or call 1-516-299-2900.

5. SAT or ACT Examination Results

SAT and ACT test results are not required but should be submitted by freshman applicants whose native language is English, who have attended high school in the U.S., or who have attended a high school where English is the sole language of instruction. International students who are receiving NCAA athletic scholarships are required to submit SAT or ACT scores. The SAT requirements are a minimum combined score of 820. ACT requirements are a sum score of at least a 68. Exams must be taken in English.

6. Letters of Recommendation

Letters of Recommendationÿare not required, but can add to the strength of any application. For example, your professors and work managers can provide letters of recommendation on official letterhead.

7. English Language Proficiency

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required of all applicants whose native language is not English. The TOEFL or IELTS is generally not required of candidates who have studied for at least two years at an accredited high school or post-secondary institution where English is the only method of instruction, unless there is a need for additional evidence of proficiency in English upon review of other academic credentials.

General scores are listed below. Certain programs require higher scores. Students must check for specific program requirements.

UNDERGRADUATE: Minimum TOEFL score for admission: 71 Internet-based score (197 computer based, 527 paper-based score)
Minimum IELTS score for admission: 6.0

GRADUATE: Minimum TOEFL score for admission: 79 Internet-based score (213 computer based, 550 paper-based score)
Minimum IELTS score for admission: 6.5

Students who have a TOEFL or IELTS score below the required minimum but who are academically admissible can qualify for conditional admission. This requires successful completion of the LIU Post English Language Institute prior to enrollment in any academic course work.

8. Form I-20 for Applicants Seeking F1 Student Visa

The Form I-20 Application certifies that you have been accepted for a full course of study and have proven to Long Island University that you have sufficient funds to study and live in the United States. You are encouraged to complete and submit the Form I-20 Application and mail it to the International Admissions Office along with your admissions application. Please mail documents to:  International Admissions Office, LIU Post, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, N.Y. USA 11548-1300

9. Passport and Identification

Submit a copy of valid passport or formal identification with full name and birthdate, preferably including current mailing address.

International Admissions Office
LIU Post
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, N.Y. 11548-1300 USA

Visa Information

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

I-20 Only

Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance for International Students


Per Term
Bachelor’s Degree, 12 to 18 credits ……. $ 15,601.00
Per Credit
Bachelor’s Degree, less than 12 or
more than 18 credits.. $ 974.00 Per Credit

Master’s Degree and Graduate .. $ 1,068.00
Per Credit


Per Credit
Clinical Psychology, Psy.D. (year 4) $ 1,421.00
Information Studies, Ph.D $ 1,42100
Interdisciplinary Educational Studies, Ed.D $ 1,421.00

Per Term
Clinical Psychology, Psy.D., 12 or more
credits (years 1-3) $ 22,222.00

Student Activities and Campus Life

International Student Services (ISS) at LIU Post offers programs and services to all incoming and currently enrolled international students. We lend our support and expertise to more than 700 international students from over 50 countries on our culturally diverse campus. Studying abroad can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime, but it can also be challenging to navigate by yourself. At ISS, our caring and knowledgeable staff is here to make sure you are comfortable and enriched, both socially and academically, at your new home-away-from-home. The ISS Office provides guidance for academic success, assists students in maintaining their legal F-1 non-immigrant status in the United States and offers social, cultural and educational programs to promote integration into the LIU Post community.