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Why Choose LIU Brooklyn?

StudentFlexible Transfer Policies and Comprehensive Transfer Services

At the Brooklyn Campus, because we work with so many transfer students, we understand their unique needs and concerns. You'll find that our application process for transfers is swift and seamless. And, our one-on-one counseling makes every step of the transfer process as simple as possible.

As a transfer student, you have dozens of important questions that need to be answered quickly and efficiently. Our admissions team will respond to your requests about credit transfer and the number of credits needed to graduate. We will consider your previous college-level coursework as well as other “life experience” for credit that can help you to complete your degree. Additionally, you may need guidance on getting “re-acclimated” to the college classroom so, our counseling staff, will in many cases, recommend courses that will meet admissions requirements, discuss the steps that will lead you to success and provide advice about becoming part of the Brooklyn Campus community.

We pride ourselves on getting information and answers to you quickly. We also will advise you about the generous scholarship and financial aid opportunities that exist for transfer students. And, you will be able to start your studies at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus at the time of year that best suits your schedule—during the fall semester, during the spring semester, or even during the summer.

An Urban setting with a tight-knit community

The Brooklyn Campus is dedicated to the success of our students, offering a unique yet highly supportive learning environment located in the heart of the greatest city in the world. Students live together, learn together and grow together. Graduates keep their connections to the Campus and to the University, building long-lasting and rewarding relationships with their peers and with their professors.

Brooklyn is a dynamic, culturally rich haven in New York City. Just across the Brooklyn or Manhattan bridges the 11-acre campus is in the heart of downtown Brooklyn. The self-contained campus provides a distinct campus setting but allows students to explore the museums, restaurants, shops, parks, theaters, and historic neighborhoods adjacent to campus.

Small Class Sizes & Academic Excellence

At the Brooklyn Campus students are not just numbers. The 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio allows them to communicate and to interact with their peers and with faculty members. The Campus' exceptional Honors program, world-renowned faculty, and professional academic advising and counseling programs provide students with the level of guidance and academic support needed to ensure success.

The Liberal Arts foundation that is offered at the Brooklyn Campus enables our students to acquire an education that promotes the art of living. Study abroad, cultural enrichment, and research opportunities are integrated with practical classroom learning to create a truly well-rounded education. The Core Curriculum is the foundation for all undergraduate learning at the Brooklyn Campus. It provides a common educational experience that is academically challenging, enriching students' understandings of the themselves and the world around them.

The new Core Curriculum consists of the following credit-bearing courses as well as Writing Across the Curriculum courses and Computer Literacy:

Subject Area w/Credits are:

  • CORE SEMINAR 3
  • ENGLISH COMPOSITION 3
  • ENGLISH LITERATURE 6
  • HISTORY 6
  • MATHEMATICS 3
  • PHILOSOPHY 6
  • SCIENCES 10
  • SOCIAL SCIENCES 6
  • SPEECH 3

Students benefit from a variety of free academic support services. For example, students may seek content-based tutoring at the Academic Resource Center, or assistance with writing and math skills through the Writing Center and Mathematics Center. Students seeking additional help outside of the classroom will find faculty and staff invested in providing guidance and support.

Student and Campus Life

The Brooklyn Campus offers a residential setting for students wishing to live on-campus. There are currently three residence halls housing more than 900 Brooklyn Campus students. In addition, the surrounding neighborhood is a popular place for students interested in securing off-campus housing. There are five dining facilities and eateries on-campus for students to use their Dining Dollars accounts.

Whether you decide to live on campus or commute, the Brooklyn Campus is buzzing with activity. Undergraduates participate in a variety of student-centered programs including: Student Government Association (SGA); Residence Hall Council; evening intramurals programs; Seawanhaka, the student newspaper; Sound, the yearbook; WLIU Radio and LIU-TV. Over 45 clubs and organizations are available to students including Alpha Lambda Delta and the National Freshman Honor Society, which is the only chapter in New York City.

In 2011, the Brooklyn Campus was honored to be included on President Obama's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for service performed in the 2009-2010 academic year. The Corporation for National and Community Service in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education and Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact and the American Council of Education administer the President's Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognizes schools that demonstrate that its students, faculty and staff are engaged in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community. Each semester the community hosts blood drives, community action initiatives and extends a hand to help those in need with food drives, clothing drives, and back-to-school supply drives.

Students who enroll at the Brooklyn Campus also enjoy access to the $45 million, 112,000 square-foot Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center, which provides state-of-the-art athletic facilities for students and other members of the Campus community. It features tennis courts, a running track, an eight-lane swimming pool, a therapy pool, two weight rooms, an aerobic room and a 17,000 square-foot basketball arena. Our students also like to relax in the park-like setting of the newly landscaped courtyard surrounding the world-class Kumble Theater and the Humanities Art Gallery located in the center of the Brooklyn Campus. Other key facilities include our four-story library, various student lounges, the new Cyber Café, and the historic Luntey Commons, part of the former Brooklyn Paramount Theater.

The Brooklyn Campus boasts a nationally recognized Division I athletic program representing the NEC Conference. Male and female student-athletes are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of sports; the athletic program encompasses 17 teams. Our student-athletes regularly compete in NEC conference tournaments as well as NCAA tournaments.

Career Opportunities and Preparing for Life After College

Our students benefit from professional academic advisement, strong programs of study and a Career Services Office with a proven record of impressive placements at top corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies. Over 30,000 alumni in leadership positions who are networked across the nation, help to make this possible by lending their support as employers and as mentors. Many LIU Brooklyn students have pursued graduate-level study and have gone on to become physicians and health practitioners, lawyers, senior executives, journalists, government and political leaders, scientists, business professionals and, of course, teachers and professors.