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Study at 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).

Profile of CUNY Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College is in a large city, in Brooklyn, NY. The school is classified as a public college. Students at Brooklyn College earn degrees up to the Post-Master s certificate.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include drama and performing arts, education and teaching, and therapy and counseling.

Brooklyn College Selectivity

Brooklyn College does not admit all applicants. of people who applied to the school in 2007, 45% were accepted. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 450 to 560 for students at Brooklyn College. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 490 and 580.


Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at Brooklyn College are higher than most.

Student enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 16,087 students (11,977 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Athletic teams at Brooklyn College belong to the City University of New York Athletic Conference for major sports.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Brooklyn Colleges mission statement embodies the Colleges values, mirrors its characteristics, and affirms its basic purposes: Brooklyn College provides a superior education in the arts and sciences. Its students will become independent and critical thinkers, skilled communicators, culturally and scientifically literate, and oriented to innovation. Its graduates will be marked by a sense of personal and social responsibility, the knowledge and talents to live in a globally interdependent world, and the confidence to assume leadership roles. Brooklyn College encourages and supports its faculty to thrive as high-achieving teacher-scholars, as proficient in their research as in their mentorship of students. It esteems the loyalty and commitment of its staff. Together, the Brooklyn College faculty, students, and staff reach out to, work with, and serve their communities. -Brooklyn College Strategic Plan, 2005-2010"

Brooklyn College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching1,002elementary school teaching, early childhood education, math teaching, English teaching, school counseling, educational supervision, special ed, physical education teaching, . . .
Business and Management630 business management, accounting, accounting technology
Liberal Arts473political science, English, creative writing, sociology, history, economics, Spanish language, anthropology, . . .
Therapy and Counseling355 psychology, school psychology, organizational psychology, experimental psychology
Media133radio and television, journalism, broadcast journalism
Computer Science and Engineering115computer and info science, information science, data processing tech
Medical Support and Technology110audiology and speech pathology, speech pathology
Science103 biology, chemistry, geology
Medicine82 health professions, public health
Fine Arts61 fine arts, art history and criticism
Photography and Commercial Art60cinematography
Drama and Performing Arts55drama
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy39health and physical education, exercise science
Music37music performance, music theory and composition, music
Religion and Philosophy36philosophy, Jewish studies, religion
Family and Social Work17food and nutrition
Mathematics14 mathematics
Conservation and Resource Management 1environmental studies

Contact: Brooklyn College

CUNY Brooklyn College

2900 Bedford Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11210-2889

General Phone: (718) 951-5000

http://www.brooklyn. cuny.edu

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