Long Island University, Post campus
|Location:||Brookville, New York|
|Institution type:||Regional University (private)|
|Student population:||7,900 (760 international)|
undergraduate degree: TOEFL iBT 71/IELTS 6.0
International student population
Success after graduation
Academic entry requirements
Graduate admission tests/documentation
Graduate English level exceptions
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Long Island University is the tenth largest private university in the United States. The Post campus provides an atmosphere of exceptional beauty in which to study, and is located on Long Island's famed Gold Coast. Students enjoy are taught by expert professors who are scholars, artists, researchers and scientists.
In the best tradition of private liberal arts colleges and universities, Long Island University offers its students personal attention and superb teaching by caring, world-class faculty in small class settings.
A broad range of academic programs are offered by 5 colleges: Education, Information and Technology; Liberal Arts and Sciences; Management; Health Professions and Nursing; Visual and Performing Arts.
Undergraduate academic programs
Choose from 80+ bachelor's degree majors and concentrations Long Island University (see list on right). There are also many accelerated (or dual) degrees combining a bachelor's and master's.
Graduate academic programs
Over 70 graduate programs at Long Island University offer you the most advanced curriculum and methods of learning. The challenging programs are taught by accomplished faculty who are practicing professionals. Popular master's degree programs include:
MBA and Pre-MBA "Bridge" Program
The MBA program is the flagship offering of the graduate business school at Long Island University, and is accredited by AACSB. Students select courses that fit their needs and career goals from the areas of Finance, International Business, Management, and or Marketing. Students come from both domestic and international backgrounds and represent a good mix of professional responsibilities, ranging from senior managers to recent undergraduates. Long Island University fosters a personalized, student-friendly environment featuring small, intimate classes in state-of-the-art classrooms.
The Pre-MBA is a 2-semester non-degree 'bridge' program that allows international students to earn the additional 30 credits needed to equate their 3-year bachelor's degree to that of a 4-year US bachelor's degree. No GMAT is required on entry to the Pre-MBA, but an acceptable GMAT score must be achieved for admission to the MBA.
Long Island University MBA & Pre-MBA profile ( PDF file, 697kB)
Master's in Digital Game Design and Development (MA)
A practical, projects-based, student-led program. Students form teams, pitch ideas, develop software, do usability testing and deliver a finished game or interactive media piece as their thesis. This is an excellent opportunity for students with diverse interests. Internships are encouraged at game development companies in New York City. More about this degree.
Master's in Medical Biology (MS)
In the Medical Biology program you will have the opportunity to learn the standard techniques in biotechnology that may be used in field that include forensic pathology, clinical laboratory medicine, and cancer screening.
Long Island University MS Medical Biology profile ( PDF file, 597kB)
Master's in Information Systems (MS)
The program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to develop and manage sophisticated information systems, as well as managing the people and processes involved in systems development. The Information Systems program will open career options in a wide range of fields and locations.
Long Island University MS Information Systems profile ( PDF file, 475kB)
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Prepares you for a wide range of careers in public sector management, law, and the administration of non-profit organizations. The MPA also provides opportunities for those already employed in public service to improve their administrative skills, pursue a specific area of interest and prepare for increasing levels of responsibility and management.
Long Island University MPA profile ( PDF file, 447kB)
Master's in Biology (MS)
Long Island University's Biology Department is renowned for its work in behavioral ecology, animal behavior, and marine biology. Internships are available at well-known institutions, such as Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, and the New York Hall of Science.
Get Long Island University MS Biology profile ( PDF file, 484kB)
Master's in Health Care Administration (MPA)
This degree provides the comprehensive curriculum needed to succeed in a highly complex, competitive and ever-changing health care environment. The program explores Human Resource Administration; Fundamentals of Budgeting and Finance; and Administrative Responsibility and the Legal Environment. Specializations in Gerontology Administration and Nonprofit Management are available.
Long Island University MPA Health Care Administration profile ( PDF file, 450kB)
Master's in Management Engineering (MS)
This Management Engineering program is appropriate for engineers and other technical professionals who are interested in developing the skills and knowledge base necessary to be effective project managers.
Long Island University MS Management Engineering profile ( PDF file, 486kB)
Master's in Nutrition (MS)
The program enhances professional qualifications as a food and nutrition specialist. Specializations in Clinical Nutrition, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Nutrition in Geriatrics and Eating Disorders are provided. For students who wish to become Registered Dietitians a 42-credit option, which includes 6 credits of supervised practice in the Dietetic Internship program, is offered.
Long Island University MS Nutrition profile ( PDF file, 630kB)
Student accommodation (included in fee for undergraduate students)
More than 1,940 students live on campus in residence halls and suites. Ten residence halls are tailored to individual needs e.g. quiet study, first year only, international student housing, semi-private suites.
Residence halls accommodate from 40 to 380 students. Some are traditional-style, offering two, three or four- person rooms that open onto a common hallway. Residents in each hallway share a large, common bathroom. Seven residence halls feature doubles and suites.
Every residence hall offers lounges for relaxation or study, as well as snack areas with vending machines and convection ovens, and fully equipped laundry rooms.
Student meal plan (included in fee for undergraduate students)
- unlimited access to the residential restaurant, 7 days a week, and one meal per day at the express restaurant (Mon-Thu lunchtimes only)
- plus $125 Dining Dollars per semester for use at any of the 9 dining facilities on campus
- the residential restaurant offers American main meals, ethnically inspired foods, vegetarian selections, continental breakfast, soups, sandwiches and much more
- the express restaurant serves a variety of hot meals, pizza, sandwiches, soups and salads
- extra Dining Dollars can be purchased at any time.
Campus facilities and activities
- International student services: dedicated office and advisory staff, social events, adjustment workshops, visa guidance, ESL program, special orientation program
- Student clubs and organizations: 80 including drama/theater group, music groups and student-run newspaper/radio station
- International student organizations: Black Students United; Caribbean Culture Club; Chinese Students Association; Cultural Greek Council; International Students Business Association; Italian Culture Club; Latin American Student Organization; Latin American Women's Society; Muslim Student Association
- Sports: College Athletics division 2 - fifteen NCAA men's and women's teams
- Books in library: over 2 million volumes, 49,000 periodicals, and 280 online databases
- Computers for student use: 600 as well as networked smart classrooms
- Security services: 24-hour foot, bicycle and vehicle patrols, late night walking escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted walkways, residence entry card system, crime prevention programs, personal safety workshops
The Post campus is considered one of the most beautiful in America. It is shaped by 56 modern buildings, 3 historic mansions, 4,000 trees, magnificent formal gardens, sprawling green lawns, and nature trails. Campus is also home to the renowned Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Hillwood Art Museum and the Institute for Arts and Culture. Over 200 on-campus events are held each year, including pop concerts from some of the world's leading artists.
MBA students have access to the nationally recognized Center for Business Research on campus.
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- Region: Northeast USA
- Nearest large city: New York City (50 minutes)
- Airport transfer on initial arrival from nearest airport: John F Kennedy (JFK) - 25 miles from campus
- Nearest train station: Hicksville Train Station (6 miles)
- Nearest bus station: New York City - Port Authority (25 miles)
- Public transport: on-campus student shuttle bus, off-campus student van service, and Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) Long Island Bus N20
Located in Brookville, Long Island University's wooded suburban campus is only 20 miles - just 50 minutes by car - away from the excitement of New York City. Wall Street, Broadway, Little Italy, Greenwich Village, Soho, Tribeca, Fifth Avenue, Times Square and some of the top museums and galleries are all waiting for you to explore. A free van service takes you from campus to the nearest train station, from where it is a 40-50 minute journey to New York City's Penn Station.
Post Campus is on the north shore of Long Island - in the idyllic neighborhood known as the 'Gold Coast', an historic suburban community that has been the subject of popular novels and major motion pictures. This charming area has many beautiful homes and scenic gardens. The campus itself is an historic landmark featuring three glorious mansions.
The University's ideal location gives you quick and easy access to Long Island's world-class beaches, trendy clubs, theater, museums, amusement parks, sports arenas, concert venues, ice skating, vineyards, great restaurants and shopping. The campus is only 10 minutes by car from the Long Island Expressway - your thoroughfare to all that Long Island and New York City have to offer.
International students testimonial video
Management students from India speak about their exposure to diverse cultures, making friends, learning to live independently and realizing their dream of studying in the USA.
LIU international student blog
Long Island University student, Trista Lu, from China, blogs about her experience as an international student: how Study Group helped with admission to University, studying at university in the USA, campus life, and living in New York.
Latest news from Long Island University News
|June 2012||Long Island University launches new Bachelor's in Health Sciences degree|
|April 2012||Long Island University offers free iPads to new students|
|March 2012||2012-2013 'Best Graduate Schools' in the USA announced|
|February 5, 2012||International student 'welcome' meeting at Long Island University|
- Prices are for programs starting in the 2013 -14 academic year
- US university fees are given in United States Dollars (USD). Canadian university fees are given in Canadian Dollars (CAD).
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- Prices are estimated and subject to change without notice
The prices listed above are a COMBINED TOTAL, showing the amount you will need to pay for tuition, university facilities and services, accommodation and meals*, insurance coverage and airport transfer.
- Undergraduate degree prices are for 1 academic year
- Graduate degree prices are for the entire program, *but do not include accommodation and meals
- ESL Transition Program price is per semester
- Pre-MBA price is for the entire program (1 academic year)
- Download the Long Island University pricelist (, 82kB)
Below is a breakdown of Long Island University costs for international students:
|Program or service||Price||Duration|
|English Transition program tuition (undergraduate or graduate level)||$16,185||per semester|
|Undergraduate tuition (full-time)||$16,185||per semester|
|Pre-MBA 'Bridge' program||$16,185||per semester|
|Graduate tuition||$1,110||per credit|
|University facilities fee||$850||per semester|
|Insurance||$962||for 12 months|
|University accommodation (double occupancy room)||$3,917||per semester|
|Housing deposit||$300||one time only|
|Meal Plan (Flex 1)||$2,350||per semester|
|Airport transfer (from JFK, LGA or EWR)||$250||one-way on initial arrival|