CUNY Brooklyn College

CUNY Brooklyn College

CUNY Brooklyn College was established in 1930 and its campus is spread over an area of over 25 acres. The College ranked in the top 10 nationally for the second consecutive year in the Princeton Review's 2006 guidebook of America's Best Value Colleges. Brooklyn College also received a four star ranking for academics in the 2000 Fiske Guide to Colleges, and was ranked as one of "America's Best Colleges 2001" by U.S. News & World Report.

Brooklyn College comprises three academic divisions: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the School of General Studies and the Division of Graduate Studies. It offers more than 70 undergraduate and over 60 graduate programs of study, including nationally recognized courses in education, business, television and film.

Brooklyn College's sports teams compete in Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

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Contacting Brooklyn College

CUNY Brooklyn College
2900 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn , NY 11210-2889
General Phone: (718) 951-5000

Brooklyn College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching909educational administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, early childhood education, art education, English teaching, foreign language teaching, ...
Business and Management642business management, accounting
Liberal Arts491American studies, African-American studies, Hispanic-American studies, women's studies, linguistics, Russian language, French language, Italian language, Spanish language, ...
Therapy and Counseling370psychology, experimental psychology, organizational psychology, school psychology, mental health counseling
Science134biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Media131journalism, broadcast journalism, radio and television
Medical Support and Technology94speech pathology, audiology and speech pathology
Medicine93public health, health professions
Computer Science and Engineering88computer and info science, information science
Photography and Commercial Art71cinematography
Fine Arts56fine arts, art history and criticism
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy44health and physical education, exercise science
Drama and Performing Arts44drama
Music43music, music performance, music theory and composition
Religion and Philosophy37philosophy, religion, Jewish studies
Family and Social Work15food and nutrition
Art Studies5visual and performing arts
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental studies

Number of programs and degrees for Brooklyn College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2,15455
Master's degree1,00848
Post-master's certificate1296
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years51

Brooklyn College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Brooklyn College had a total enrollment of 16,087 students (13,101 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 75%
Graduate 25%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 45%
Black 27%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 11%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 16%
20-21 19%
22-24 21%
25-29 18%
30-34 9%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York95%
(International Students)2%
State unknown2%

Brooklyn College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %
Part-Time 48 %

Brooklyn College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of New York, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Brooklyn College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450560
SAT Math490590

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT100%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Brooklyn College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,431
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,071
Books and supplies $ 1,016

Financial Aid:
Brooklyn College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 268700)

Brooklyn College Faculty

Brooklyn College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track6381
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1616

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year128$107,24466$105,103
Associate professoracademic year90$82,85864$83,120
Assistant professoracademic year64$67,45991$68,383
Instructoracademic year6$47,2909$49,352
Lectureracademic year12$66,2023$61,947
All faculty totalacademic year300$88,600233$82,014

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Brooklyn College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball City University of New York Athletic Conference
Track City University of New York Athletic Conference

Brooklyn College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
Hispanic-American,Puerto Rican & Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
Italian Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Broadcast Journalism
Radio and Television

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production

Religion And Philosophy
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Experimental Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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What Sets Brooklyn College Apart:

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Female % of student body
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Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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% of degrees in fine arts
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% of degrees in education and teaching
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Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
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Top 16%Brooklyn College Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
% of degrees in photography and commercial art
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Minority % of student body
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% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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% of degrees in drama and performing arts
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Top 19%Brooklyn College % of degrees in drama and performing arts

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