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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Contacting Long Island University-Riverhead

Long Island University-Riverhead
121 Speonk-Riverhead Rd
Riverhead , NY 11901-3499
General Phone: (631) 287-8010

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Long Island University-Riverhead Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Science11biology, biopsychology
Therapy and Counseling5clinical psychology
Liberal Arts5English, creative writing, liberal arts and sciences
Computer Science and Engineering3computer graphics
Business and Management2business, business management, accounting
Education and Teaching2special ed administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, reading teaching
Transportation2merchant marine officer
Media1public relations and advertising
Family and Social Work0social work courses

Number of programs and degrees for Long Island University-Riverhead in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree268
Master's degree511

Long Island University-Riverhead Student Body

In 2007-2008, Long Island University-Riverhead had a total enrollment of 215 students (191 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 39%
Black 2%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 57%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
22-24 12%
25-29 20%
30-34 17%
35-39 14%
40-49 21%
50-64 13%

Long Island University-Riverhead Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Riverhead, 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.

Long Island University-Riverhead Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
Long Island University-Riverhead participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 002751A2)

Long Island University-Riverhead Faculty

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

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year2*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*1*
Instructorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year4$85,1782*

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

Long Island University-Riverhead Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics

Education And Teaching
Administration of Special Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Elementary Education and Teaching
Reading Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Social Work, Other

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology

Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer

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Long Island University-Riverhead Highlights

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What Sets Long Island University-Riverhead Apart:

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% students 40 years or older
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Top 5%Long Island University-Riverhead % students 40 years or older
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Top 8%Long Island University-Riverhead % of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 11%Long Island University-Riverhead Salaries of full-time faculty

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