Long Island University (LIU) was founded in 1926. The university is committed to providing a high quality education through teaching excellence and impactful research opportunities. LIU offers 375 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs, educating nearly 17,000 students each year across multiple campuses. The University cultivates academic, professional, artistic, and co-curricular opportunities.
LIU Brooklyn enables students to realize their full potential as ethically grounded, intellectually vigorous, and socially responsible global citizens. The campus offers more professional programs in health care than any other campus in the New York metropolitan area, including the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy & Health Science, and The Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing. LIU Brooklyn is home to Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, a dynamic performance venue designed to nourish students’ artistic exploration, and Division I sports teams.
LIU Post is a scenic, historic, and scholarly campus that offers a small-school environment with the access and resources of a major metropolitan university. The University's 330-acre campus is located on the estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 27 miles east of New York City on Long Island's Gold Coast. The campus houses the College of Veterinary Medicine, the first professional School of Accountancy, an AACSB-accredited Business School, and an award-winning theater program. LIU is home to the world-renowned Tilles Center for the Performing Arts and the Bethpage Federal Credit Union Stadium, where supporters gather to cheer on the Sharks’ Division I athletic program.
LIU Global offers a one-of-a-kind bachelor’s degree around the globe. It spans eight countries on five continents, preparing students for careers as global leaders in business, policy, humanitarian relief, social entrepreneurship, economic development, and environmental sustainability.
From the shores of Long Island, to the epicenter of business and tech innovation in Brooklyn, to the far corners of the world, LIU offers a unique college experience for every student seeking academic enrichment and professional opportunity. Upon graduation, our students join a community of more than 265,000 alumni to become global leaders in fields that include the arts, health sciences, media, education, pharmacy, business, technology, public service, and professional sports.
Long Island University's mission is to provide excellence and access in private higher education to people from all backgrounds who seek to expand their knowledge and prepare themselves for meaningful, educated lives and for service to their communities and the world.
Long Island University was founded in 1926.
Long Island University’s motto is Urbi et Orbi – “To the City and to the World.”
Awards and Accolades
Long Island University
In addition to university-wide accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, LIU’s schools, colleges, and individual degree programs are recognized by many specialized accreditation boards, including the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, the American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.
488 full-time professors teach at LIU, with a significant majority holding the highest degree in their respective fields. The faculty includes numerous Fulbright Scholars, and in 2014, LIU was one of just nine master’s institutions nationwide to have four Fulbright professors teaching abroad. LIU’s faculty also includes Academy Award winners, prominent journalists, award-winning authors, leading scientists whose research has contributed to significant medical advances, and many more experienced and accomplished professionals.
(All data as of fall 2019)
Total Enrollment: 16,958
Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1
LIU has an active network of more than 265,000 alumni, including leaders and innovators in industries across the globe. Learn more about our notable alumni.
Colors: Blue and Gold
National Affiliation: NCAA Division I
Conference: Northeast Conference (NEC)