Brooklyn College (City University of New York)

Brooklyn, NY

City College of New York's Brooklyn College, founded in 1930, is a public, liberal arts institution. It is committed to providing its students with a strong liberal arts education. The cornerstone of that commitment is the college's core curriculum, which has long been a national model for general education programs. The ten core studies courses expose students to the principal branches of learning, including the arts, humanities and sciences, and provide a rigorous foundation for study in a major field. The college offers more than 125 majors and programs in the humanities, sciences, performing arts, social sciences, education and preprofessional and professional studies. Its 26-acre campus is located in Brooklyn's Flatbush section.

Website: www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/

Public
Co-ed
14,406
Undergraduate
Students
(58.6%) 8,444 Women
(41.4%) 5,962 Men
3,174
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
37% of 20,608 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.31
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,240
Out-of-state: $18,510
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
88%
Average Freshman Award
$7,500
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$15,235
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
544
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 20% of classes
20-29 students: 36% of classes
30-39 students: 21% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Brooklyn Population
2,592,149
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Manhattan
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
Sororities
3% of women participate
Fraternities
3% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
19.9% Asian
22.2% Black/African-American
23.7% Hispanic/Latino
1.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
32.2% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students
3.1% from 143 countries
First-Year Students Returning
82.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
24.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   3
Social Studies   4
History    
Academic Electives   4

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2900 Bedford Avenue
City, State, Zip
Brooklyn, NY 11210-2889
Phone
(718) 951-5001
Fax
 
E-mail
adminqry@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Combined SAT or ACT scores of 1000 required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
37% of 20,608 applicants were admitted
Women
38% of 11,410 applicants were admitted
Men
37% of 9,198 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,326 (30%) of 7,726 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,235 (29%) of 4,330 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,091 (32%) of 3,396 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.31
3.75 and Above
5%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
27%
3.00 - 3.24
32%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 17%
Top quarter: 49%
Top half: 79%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,240
Out-of-state: $18,510
Room and Board
Not reported
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
May 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning May 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002687
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,285 (96.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,200 (93.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,060 (88.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
785 (74.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
88%
Average Award
$7,500
Need-Based Gift
Received by 770 (72.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,400
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 812 (76.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,500
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 278 (26.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
42 (3.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,000

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
9,770 (96.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
9,156 (93.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
7,950 (86.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
6,501 (81.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
89%
Average Award
$7,500
Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,510 (94.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,400
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 7,070 (88.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,500
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,185 (27.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
310 (3.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,500

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
30%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$15,235
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
83.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
28.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,613
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • African Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Bilingual and Multilingual Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Caribbean Studies
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Hebrew Language and Literature
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Portuguese Language and Literature
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio and Television
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Psychology, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
544
Part-Time Faculty
742
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
39%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 20% of classes
20-29 students: 36% of classes
30-39 students: 21% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1000
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Arts Administration
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Disorders
  • Community Health
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English Education
  • Environmental Education
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • French
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Information Science
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Jewish Studies
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Media Studies
  • Middle School Education
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nutrition
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Sports Management
  • Thanatology
  • Theater
  • Urban Studies
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Audiology

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Chemistry
  • Communication Disorders
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Geology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Psychology--General
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication

Location and Setting


Brooklyn Population
2,592,149
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Manhattan
Campus Size
35 acres

Weather

Temperature
17 average low in January, 75.3 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
New York City
Nearest Train Station
New York City

Housing


College Housing
College does not provide housing for students
Types of Housing
 
Students in College Housing
 
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Not available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Soccer     x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x   x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Soccer    
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, academic club association, kingsman and excelsior newspaper, ny public interest group (nypirg), student government cias, sgs, and gso, student forensics
Sororities
3% of women participate
Fraternities
3% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
14,406
Women
8,444 (58.6%)
Men
5,962 (41.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
10,198
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
19.9% Asian
22.2% Black/African-American
23.7% Hispanic/Latino
1.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
32.2% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students.
3.1% from 143 countries
Average Age
24
All Graduate Students
3,174

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
82.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
24.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
44%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
51.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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