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CUNY Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, New York

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CUNY Brooklyn College overview
Location Brooklyn, New York
Online cuny.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large City
CUNY Brooklyn College overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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CUNY Brooklyn College is a public institution located in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, offering a distinct urban college experience rooted in academic excellence. Founded in 1930, the college boasts a picturesque 26-acre campus known for its distinctive Georgian-style architecture. Brooklyn College is part of the City University of New York (CUNY) system and provides a varied academic profile, with popular majors including Business Administration, Psychology, and Film Production. The campus offers housing options, though many students choose to live off-campus in the surrounding Brooklyn area. The institution maintains a competitive admissions process with a focus on providing inclusive educational opportunities. Brooklyn College does not have a notable intercollegiate athletic program; instead, it emphasizes academic achievements and its diverse range of programs.

In the most recent statistical year 28,890 prospective students applied, and 15,758 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,689 enrolled in the school.  9,085 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 5,110 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $6,930 plus fees of $510. Brooklyn College is ranked 321 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Brooklyn College is rated within the top 37% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

CUNY Brooklyn College overview
SAT 1020/1180
ACT 22/29
GPA 3.42

Applications Accepted

CUNY Brooklyn College overview
Applications Due Feb 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $65

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Annual Cost to Attend

New York Resident Tuition

In State Costs for CUNY Brooklyn College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,364
Other Fees$510
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $17,919
Budget for Other Expenses$5,904
Total One Year Cost$32,627

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for CUNY Brooklyn College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,364
Other Fees$510
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $17,919
Budget for Other Expenses$5,904
Total One Year Cost$40,577

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$47,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

48% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by CUNY Brooklyn College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 34%
Education 12%
Psychology 12%
Health Professions 7%
Social Sciences 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190549 IPEDS survey data for CUNY Brooklyn College.

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