Our 11-acre campus is in the heart of downtown Brooklyn - one of the best neighborhoods in New York City. The self-contained campus provides a distinct campus setting but allows easy access to museums, restaurants, shops, parks, theaters, in Brookyn and Manhattan and historic neighborhoods.
Small Class Sizes & Academic Excellence
At LIU Brooklyn students are not just numbers. The 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio allows them to communicate and to interact with their peers and with faculty members. The campus’ exceptional Honors program, world-renowned faculty and professional academic advising and counseling programs provide students with the level of guidance and academic support needed to ensure success.
The liberal arts foundation that is offered at LIU Brooklyn enables our students to acquire an education that promotes the art of living. Study abroad, cultural enrichment, and research opportunities are integrated with practical classroom learning to create a truly well-rounded education. The Core Curriculum is the foundation for all undergraduate learning at LIU Brooklyn. It provides a common educational experience that is academically challenging, enriching students’ understanding of the themselves and the world around them.
The new Core Curriculum consists of the following credit-bearing courses as well as Writing Across the Curriculum courses and Computer Literacy:
Subject Area w/Credits are:
- CORE SEMINAR 3
- ENGLISH COMPOSITION 3
- ENGLISH LITERATURE 6
- HISTORY 6
- MATHEMATICS 3
- PHILOSOPHY 6
- SCIENCES 10
- SOCIAL SCIENCES 6
- SPEECH 3
The Academic Community for Exploration (ACE) offers select first-year students the opportunity to explore the world outside of the classroom. In addition, students are encouraged to develop their inner strengths and core academic skills. Students from all majors, including pre-pharmacy and pre-nursing, are invited to apply to a learning community. The learning communities developed for exploration include:
- In Pursuit of Freedom
- Leaders: Today and Tomorrow
- The Eco-Project
- The Global Community
- The Start-Ups
Students benefit from a variety of free academic support services. For example, students may seek content-based tutoring at the Academic Resource Center or assistance with writing and math skills through the Writing Center and Mathematics Center. Students seeking additional help outside of the classroom will find faculty and staff invested in providing guidance and support.
Student and Campus Life
LIU Brooklyn offers a residential setting for students wishing to live on-campus. There are currently three residence halls housing more than 900 LIU Brooklyn students. In addition, the surrounding neighborhood is a popular place for students interested in securing off-campus housing. There are five dining facilities and eateries on-campus for students to use their Dining Dollars accounts.
Whether you decide to live on campus or commute, LIU Brooklyn is buzzing with activity. Undergraduates participate in a variety of student-centered programs including: Student Government Association (SGA); Residence Hall Council; evening intramurals programs; Seawanhaka, the student newspaper; Sound, the yearbook; WLIU Radio and LIU-TV. Over 60 clubs and organizations are available to students including Alpha Lambda Delta and the National Freshman Honor Society, which is the only chapter in New York City.
LIU Brooklyn has been honored to be included on President Obama's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the past four years. The Corporation for National and Community Service in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education and Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact and the American Council of Education administer the President's Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognizes schools that demonstrate that its students, faculty and staff are engaged in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community. Each semester the community hosts blood drives, community action initiatives and extends a hand to help those in need with food drives, clothing drives, and back-to-school supply drives. Last year students completed more than 30,000 hours of community service.
Students who enroll at LIU Brooklyn also enjoy access to the $45 million, 112,000 square-foot Steinberg Wellness Center, which provides state-of-the-art athletic facilities for students and other members of the campus community. It features tennis courts, a running track, an eight-lane swimming pool, a therapy pool, two weight rooms, an aerobic room and a 17,000 square-foot basketball arena. Our students also like to relax in the park-like setting of the newly landscaped courtyard surrounding the world-class Kumble Theater and the Humanities Art Gallery located in the center of the LIU Brooklyn campus. Other key facilities include our four-story library, various student lounges, the Cyber Café, and the historic Luntey Commons, part of the former Brooklyn Paramount Theater.
LIU Brooklyn boasts a nationally recognized Division I athletic program competing in the Northeast Conference (NEC). Male and female student-athletes are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of sports; the athletic program encompasses 17 teams. Our student-athletes regularly compete in NEC conference tournaments as well as NCAA tournaments.
Career Opportunities and Preparing for Life After College
Our students benefit from professional academic advisement, strong programs of study and a Career Services Office with a proven record of impressive placements at top corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies. Over 30,000 alumni in leadership positions who are networked across the nation, help to make this possible by lending their support as employers and as mentors. Many LIU Brooklyn students have pursued graduate-level study and have gone on to become physicians and health practitioners, lawyers, senior executives, journalists, government and political leaders, scientists, business professionals and, of course, teachers and professors.