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Study in the heart of New York City: the crossroads of the world

Choose America’s greatest city as your classroom

Your studies:

Long Island University Brooklyn is a private university located in one of New York City’s five “boroughs,” or neighborhoods. Its location will play just as big of a role in your education as your coursework will.

The University offers over 200 degrees, and is well known as a top 'Health School' for its Nursing and Pharmacy programs. Students have access to internships and student work opportunities in some of the world’s largest companies.

Students of LIU Brooklyn can participate in LIU Global, the only program in the USA that allows students to live abroad for a year as part of their four year Bachelor’s degree. Along with the cultural experience of living in New York, this can be incredibly valuable to an international student.

Guidance and mentorship from the faculty plays an important role at the University. The smaller-than-average class size means that you will receive more attention and help from your professors. In fact, the student to faculty ratio is 11:1; which means you will receive more of your teacher's time than at most other universities in the USA.

LIU offers students a very high chance of success. Interns from LIU regularly receive positions with the world’s top companies in New York City. After graduation, 82% of LIU graduates find jobs within six months of completing their degrees.

Life on campus

LIU Brooklyn is located in the best possible location for an international student. Exploring the city of New York is part of your education, and will give you an unmatched cultural experience that you can’t get anywhere else. The campus was also recently voted the safest in New York City, and the third safest in the USA.

When you study for a degree at Long Island University in Brooklyn, you will be perfectly situated to succeed. LIU can be your launching pad to a great career.

Want to learn in the world’s best classroom? Apply now, or contact us to find out more.

Undergraduate majors


Graduate programs


Academic entry requirements
  • Undergraduate: GPA 2.0-2.5 (varies by program)
  • Graduate programs: GPA 3.0 for most graduate programs; 2.75 for most Education programs; 2.5 for Biology, Chemistry, Media Arts and Political Science
English Language requirements
  • Undergraduate degree: TOEFL iBT 75-79 (varies by program) or IELTS 6.0 
  • Graduate programs: TOEFL iBT 79-85 (varies by program) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0 for School of Pharmacy)
Graduate admissions tests

  • GMAT for MBA, MS Accounting, MS Taxation among other programs
  • GRE for some programs; GRE waived for School of Pharmacy Fall 2021 intake if students unable to take due to Covid-19
  • Writing sample for MFA Creative Writing, MA English, MFA Writing and Production for Television

Most popular majors

Undergraduate: Business Management; Business Finance; Computer Science; Pharmacy Professional PharmD; Marketing

Graduate: Pharmacy; Public Health; Biology; Computer Science; MBA

Institution type

Regional University (Private)


  • Ranked #1, safest campus in NYC; Ranked #3, safest campus in the USA: The Daily Beast Online
  • Top 50 Schools in the Northeast for Salary Potential; Ranked #1, Best Schools for Health Professionals majors: Payscale.com
  • Best Colleges for Personal Attention: Collegedata.com
  • #240 in National Universities (US News & World Report, 2020)
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New York City, New York

Campus setting

Urban - large city

Campus size

.04 km2

Nearest big city

New York City, New York

Student clubs and organizations



Social life

All of LIU Brooklyn’s facilities are conveniently located on one campus, so it's easy for you to find your way around and settle in. 

Whatever your interests – academic, social, cultural, religious, media, honor groups – you will find a club or society to suit you, right on campus. The Brooklyn Blackbirds are made up of 16 sports teams who represent the University in intercollegiate athletics. You will find the ultimate workout venue and a 2,500-seat arena within the Steinberg Wellness Center and a wide range of performances on offer at the Kumble Theater. 

The #1 safest campus in NYC gives you peace of mind, with 24/7 security throughout its extensive facilities and comfortable student accommodation. Options for filling your free time are easy to find here. Relax in Prospect Park. Take in a Brooklyn Nets game. And enjoy fairground rides at Coney Island.

Home life

Undergraduate students are housed in two residence halls on campus, which include several common areas to support community living. Cafeterias are located close by.

Graduate students can also choose on-campus apartment accommodation.

Or, if you would prefer to live off-campus, many apartments are available in the surrounding neighbourhood within easy walking distance to campus.


It may be located in the heart of an exciting metropolis, but LIU Brooklyn has the third safest campus in the US – and the safest in NYC. Your security is a top priority. Accessible by 11 subway lines, the University is just 10 minutes from Manhattan and several Fortune 500 companies. 

Soak up the electric atmosphere in Times Square. See a world-class theater performance on Broadway. Or take time out in leafy Central Park. You will find the Barclays Center, home to the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, close by. 

Brooklyn’s cool Tech Triangle – a hub for innovative and creative businesses – surrounds LIU Brooklyn. This is a fantastic location for career inspiration, internships and job placements with top companies. 

Explore more of LIU Brooklyn: Apply now or contact us to find out more.

Degree programs
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate Direct Entry (per year)
  • $37,926
Graduate Direct Entry (per year)
  • $23,000-27,000 (varies by program)
Room and board (per semester)
  • $7,629
  • US university fees are given in United States Dollars (USD). Canadian university fees are given in Canadian Dollars (CAD).
  • Prices are estimated and subject to change without notice.
  • For details on all University fees and approximate costs of getting a North American degree, please contact a Student Enrolment Advisor.

Application Deadlines:

Fall 2021
Undergraduate July 30, 2021
Graduate July 30, 2021

Next start dates

Fall Semester 2021


"I've met so many sport professionals, attended various networking events and, most importantly, built my resume. I've accomplished so many things thanks to the Sports Management Club and all my advisors. The club has really been a big help to me and I can't wait to accomplish more for the upcoming semester."

Melinda from the USA
Sports Management, LIU Brooklyn

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