Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the C.W. Post Campus located and how do I get there?
The C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University 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. C.W. Post is accessible by public transportation: the N20 MTA Long Island bus regularly stops on campus. C.W. 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 C.W. Post as well as information regarding public transportation. For additional transportation service, visit the Student Transportation Web site.
International Admissions Office
C.W. Post Campus
Long Island University
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, N.Y. 11548-1300 USA
Are Undergraduate International Applicants Required to Submit SAT/ACT Results?
International students whose native language is English, or who will complete four years of high school in the United States, are required to submit official SAT or ACT results. Students applying for athletic scholarships are also required to submit SAT or ACT results.
Can My English Proficiency Test Requirement Be Waived?
International students whose native language is English, or who have attended a school where the medium of instruction is English, may have the requirement waived. Satisfactory SAT or ACT test results also will be used to waive the English Language proficiency requirement. The waiver is determined on an individual basis following a review of the student’s application.
Can I Send My Official Secondary School/University Records to Your Admissions Office Directly?
All academic records should be sent directly by the previous school attended. If a student wishes to submit transcripts on behalf of his/her previous institution, they must be sent in a sealed envelope to the International Admissions Office.
What Are C.W. Post’s Application Deadlines?
C.W. Post offers rolling admissions for most programs. However, International Students should apply by June 1 for the Fall Semester and November 1 for the Spring Semester and to allow for sufficient time to secure your F-1 student visa. In addition, certain graduate programs have application deadlines. For students wishing to live on-campus, it is recommended that you submit your application by May 1 for the Fall Semester.
How Long Does the Application Process Take?
As soon as we receive all the required academic documentation, we will review it or send it to the appropriate academic department for review. Aside from programs with specific application deadlines or portfolio/interview requirements, the academic review process is generally completed within two to three weeks.
Are Scholarships Available for International Students?
Academic scholarships are available for all eligible International Students. Please visit our Scholarships Web page for more information. Note: First year Bachelor’s degree students whose English Language Proficiency requirement is waived must earn an SAT score of 1010 (or 1520 New SAT) or higher for scholarship eligibility, with a minimum verbal score of 430.
How Do I Apply for a Scholarship?
All undergraduate and graduate applicants are automatically considered for scholarship eligibility once a complete application is submitted. There is no separate scholarship application.
How Large Is C.W. Post’s International Population?
Currently, more than 700 international students from over 50 countries attend C.W. Post campus. Our entire student population is more than 8,800 total students (this includes undergraduate and graduate students).
What Is the Student/Faculty Ratio?
The student/faculty ratio is 12:1, giving students excellent access to professors and allowing professors to know students by name and face.
Do You Offer Summer/Winter Courses?
Yes. Consult the Summer Sessions or Winter Session Web pages for more information. New students are not eligible to apply to start in these semesters, however, except by special arrangement for the summer.
Can I Have a Car on Campus?
Absolutely! We have parking lots for students. And for those students who don’t have a car, we are accessible by local bus service and offer a campus shuttle bus that directly connects you with the train to New York City. Please see Student Transportation for more information.
What are Your Residence Halls Like?
C.W. Post residence halls are safe, secure, modern and comfortable. Learn more at the Office of Residence Life homepage.
How Can I Stay Fit While on Campus?
Staying fit and healthy is part of the daily routine at the C.W. Post Campus. 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 C.W. Post students. For more information, visit the Pratt Recreation Center Web site.