Long Island University Riverhead

Overview of Long Island University Riverhead

Students attend Long Island University-Riverhead in Riverhead, NY, a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Long Island University-Riverhead degrees go up to the Post-Master's certificate.

Areas of Study

The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Long Island University-Riverhead is known for its programs in education and teaching, liberal arts.

Long Island University-Riverhead Selectivity

The school is selective and does not offer open admission.


Long Island University-Riverhead has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Body

There are 215 students at the school (as of 2007-2008). A large number of students at Long Island University-Riverhead are 40 years old or older.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The mission of Long Island University 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. At its core a liberal arts institution, the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University is dedicated to meeting the needs and expanding the horizons of all our students, whether in the arts and sciences, or professional schools or through life-long learning. We at C.W. Post are committed to providing highly individualized educational experiences in every department and program from the freshman year through advanced doctoral research in selected areas. The emphasis on the student learner is evident; in our facultyÆs devotion to excellence in teaching, our intensive advisement system, and our encouragement of experiential learning through cooperative education, internships, practica, community service, study abroad, research projects, and artistic performance. Our students benefit as well from the CampusÆs participation in one of the nationÆs largest private university systems, and from our ability to draw on the unparalleled cultural and professional resources of New York City and Long Island. Graduates of C.W. Post will have developed strong critical and expressive abilities, civic responsibility, and a mature understanding of the ideas, events and forces shaping the modern world."

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