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Frequently Asked Questions

To make your transition to LIU Post easier, we have created a list of frequently asked questions and answers to help provide a basis for your decision making. The answers to these questions also contain links to comprehensive information on each topic. We urge you to visit these links to gain a better understanding of the admissions process and all of its related facets.

Remember that we are always here by phone and e-mail if you need additional information. You can contact us at: 516-299-2637 or at

How do I apply to LIU Post?

The best way to apply is to visit the My LIU page, open an account and complete the Long Island University Online Application for Admission. You also can download a printable version of the Undergraduate & Graduate International Applicants Application for Admission from the Web site by clicking on the Apply Now button in the upper-right hand-corner of this page and mail it to:

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

You can also request that an application be mailed to you by calling 1-516-299-2900 or e-mailing

What is required to apply to LIU Post?

Graduate students applying for a master’s degree, advanced certificate or doctoral degree must complete an Application for Admission (paper or online) and submit supporting materials such as college transcripts, letters of recommendation and a personal statement. Some academic departments require the completion of a supplementary departmental admissions application.

For more detailed information, visit the International Graduate Admissions homepage, and click on the Getting Started/The Application Process link.

What are the application deadlines for LIU Post?

LIU Post has rolling admissions for most graduate programs. However, certain programs have their own deadlines for admission applications. For more information, visit Important Application & Program Deadlines

How important are letters of recommendation?

In general, letters of recommendation are not required for a final admission decision, but do contribute to the admissions evaluation. Certain programs require letters of recommendation and interviews as well. For more detailed information, visit the individual degree programs page for “Admission Requirements.”

Are scholarships available for International graduate students?

LIU Post offers merit-based scholarships for students pursuing master’s degrees. These university-based scholarships are competitive and awarded on a funds available basis. Early application is recommended as application deadlines apply. For a full listing of scholarships and grants, visit the International Scholarships homepage.

Is there on-campus housing available for graduate students?

On-campus housing is available to full-time graduate students taking 9 or more credits in one of LIU Post’s eight residence halls. While we welcome all full-time graduate students to live on campus, we do not provide specialized graduate housing.) For part-time graduate students,LIU Post's Office of Residence Life maintains a listing of off-campus housing facilities and apartments within traveling distance of the Campus. For more information about housing, visit the Residence Life section of the Web site or call 516-299-2326.

Where is LIU Post Campus located and how do I get there?

LIU Post is located on 307 beautiful acres in Brookville, New York, on the north shore of Long Island. The Campus is set in the idyllic neighborhood known as the "Gold Coast," an historic suburban community that has been the subject of popular novels and major motion pictures. The Campus is just 50 minutes away from the excitement of New York City. LIU Post is accessible by public transportation: the N20 MTA Long Island bus regularly stops on campus. LIU Post provides free shuttle bus service from the Hicksville train station to the campus. Airports such as JFK International Airport and LaGuardia Airport are only 45 minutes away. The Visiting the Campus section of this Web site provides directions to LIU Post as well as information regarding public transportation. For additional transportation service, visit the Student Transportation Web site.

Who do I contact to book a tour of the Campus?

We encourage you to take a guided tour of the LIU Post Campus to learn more about our classrooms, computer labs, degree programs, faculty and students. During the tour you will have the chance to ask questions about academics, student life, residence halls, research opportunities, life on Long Island and near New York City, and much more. Campus tours are available by appointment Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To make an appointment for a tour of the Campus, contact the Admissions Office at 516-299-2900 or e-mail with the time and date you would like to visit. For additional information, explore the Tours & Events section of the Web site. You can also tour our campus from the comfort of your own computer by taking a virtual tour.

For information about Open Houses for Graduate students, visit the Graduate Admissions Web site.

How can I stay fit while on Campus?

Staying fit and healthy is part of the daily routine at LIU Post. Our spectacular Pratt Recreation Center offers spacious facilities for undergraduate and graduate students. Keep in shape by doing laps in our eight-lane swimming pool; play racquetball or jog on our indoor track; work out in our fully equipped weight and exercise rooms; or take an aerobics class. All classes and facilities at the Pratt Recreation Center are free to enrolled LIU Post students. For more information, visit the Pratt Recreation Center Web site.

What is the breakdown of the student body?

Undergraduate: 5,700; Graduate: 3,100; Non-Credit/Continuing Education: 2,200

What is the student gender ratio?

35% male and 65% female

What is the student-to-faculty ratio?


What are the average class sizes?

Undergraduate: 20; Graduate: 15

From where do your students come?

Approximately 80 percent of our students commute from Nassau and Suffolk Counties and the five boroughs: Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Some students travel from Westchester, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. LIU Post’s graduate population includes well over 700 international students from more than 50 different countries.