CUNY Brooklyn College in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY

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CUNY Brooklyn College offers 414-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 35%. 39.2% are women, and 60.8% are men. 5% percents of international students. CUNY Brooklyn College is a member of 4 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at CUNY Brooklyn College is 6399$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $11806 and $25124 per year. 51% of full-time CUNY Brooklyn College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $44,500, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The CUNY Brooklyn College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, CUNY Brooklyn College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$4,970
$30,001 - $48,000$7,311
$48,001 - $75,000$10,801
$75,001 - $110,000$13,959

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Secondary school rank
    • Recommendations



    • Typical room charge for academic year: 10990

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: -


    Percent of students with financial aid


    Types of financial aids


    8518 of CUNY Brooklyn College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 60 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes CUNY Brooklyn College number 29 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New York.

    Students at CUNY Brooklyn College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

    Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
    $0 - $30,000
    $30,001 - $48,000
    $48,001 - $75,000
    $75,001 - $110,000

    Salary After Attending


    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

    Students services


    Academic/career counseling service

    Employment services for students

    Living & meal

    Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

    Institution provide on-campus housing

    Institution provides board or meal plan

    Veteran Services Available

    Credit for military training

    Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

    Recognized student veteran organization

    Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

    Disability services


    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Alternative tuition plans

    Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

    Tuition payment plan

    Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

    Special learning opportunities

    Here are the learning opportunities available in CUNY Brooklyn College.

    Study abroad

    Weekend/evening college

    Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

    Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

    Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

    Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

    Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

    Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

    Athletic associations

    • Member of National Athletic Association
    • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

    Graduation Rate


    CUNY Brooklyn College graduation rate is below the national average.

    51% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to CUNY Brooklyn College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

    The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

    Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

    Applying information

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    15 : 1

    Admission considerations


    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school record
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Formal demonstration of competencies
    • Admission test scores
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


      Neither required nor recommended:

      • Secondary school rank
      • Recommendations

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


      In comparison to National Average

      CUNY Brooklyn College acceptance rate is below national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 67%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 32%.


      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $0 - $10k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so CUNY Brooklyn College acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 36%.


      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



      Full time


      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate


      Part-time retention rate


      The CUNY Brooklyn College full-time retention rate is 82% and part-time retention rate is 55%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      SAT/ACT scores

      SAT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking CUNY Brooklyn College students submitting SAT scores


      Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
      1020 - 1210

      SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      Critical Reading: 490 - 580
      Math: 530 - 630
      Writing: 0 - 0

      SAT Test Score Range


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      Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

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      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at CUNY Brooklyn College is 15:1, that means that for every 15 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

      Student-to-faculty ratio



      Number of international students


      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown


      Students enrollment in distance education


      In CUNY Brooklyn College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

      Distance education location breakdown


      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at CUNY Brooklyn College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in New York.

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

      The campus located by 2900 Bedford Ave address in Brooklyn, New York.


      Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of CUNY Brooklyn College with 0.04% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, aggravated assault, and forcible sex offense.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      CUNY Brooklyn College offers 414 programs in total: 210 are for Bachelor's degree, 171 - for Master's degree, 12 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 9 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 9 - for Post-master's certificate, and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

      This is the highest number of programs in comparison with other 53 universities in Kings county, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree and Master's degree programs offered. CUNY Brooklyn College is one of the few institutions in Kings that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.


      Total credit/contact hours

      Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New York state average data to help you compare.


      CUNY Brooklyn College provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 11676 students with 350283 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 2143 with 51428 credit hours.


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      Student Reviews and Ratings for CUNY Brooklyn College

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      I needed a letter that I attended college there, and that I no longer attend there. I was told to email lavada Lawton, administrative assistant to the registrar. I emailed her 2 week ago March 6, 2018 didn’t get a response wish I never did. When I finally got in touch with her she was very nice in my emails I explained the purpose of the letter, and that I needed it ASAP! which we all know the meaning of! When I finally spoken to her on Thursday 3/15/18 she stated and I quote! “It will be sent by close of business Friday.” I thanked her. She stated to me she will fax it to the necessary person then send me a copy for my records, as I stated to her I wanted. The letter was never faxed that day. I emailed her to find out if it was issued on Friday, never received a response. On Monday 3/19/18 I left another email no response, so I called the registrar’s office I spoke to her at 11:45am once again, to tell her I needed this letter and how imperative it was that it be faxed. Once again “ I’ll fax it at 12 pm no I’ll fax it at 1pm” ok fine thank you! 1pm came and gone no fax no cc’d to me to let me know it was done which it wasn’t! So I called other departments to explain the situation. When I finally reached ms. Lawton again she went ballistic! Talking about she has anxiety, she stressed she don’t work on my time but on hers wouldn’t let me talk then hung up the phone! I called edu I was transferred to Monica Rivera assistant registrar I explained what happened why I was speaking to her lo and behold she emailed ms. Rivera to let her know she sent the fax. Ms. Lawton need to seek mental help! She gave me the wrong email to a Mildred Rivera not Monica Rivera, on the cover letter she put Tuesday date which is 3/20/18 yesterday was 3/19/18 to be sarcastic on the cover letter she wrote “ mean went through Okay” she had it circled like I’m dumb so she had to do that so I could understand . She also wrote like she spoke to me before 10 am which she didn’t. She was very unprofessional how she spoke to me on the phone, your in a business setting not at a game in an arena! Ms. Lawton needs some professional help I’m writing this cause I don’t want another person to go through what I had too! She also was sending me after all this someone else’s information name Rachel Lebovitch!! Everyone else I’ve spoken to were great very helpful! I want to thank everyone that was very understanding and helpful in this matter! I gotten a call from the registrar himself don’t remember his name but he apologized to me on what happened with ms Lawton , I thanked him, that’s a true gentleman took time out him busy schedule to give me a call!

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      Great time in dance class, every Saturday

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Laurie Rubel "teaches" here and she is a certifiable psychotic. stay away . . . stay far away.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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      I transferred here from being in private school K-12 and one for my freshmen year, and no, I'm not the typical cliche rich brat either. From the entrance process to this school, was strange. While entering here, I also happened to be in the process of having a full-blown legal safety name change for reasons that I won't get into, but were very serious and for my safety. I was announced publicly in the library room when and where registration was taking place, "oh this is the name change girl!" with TONS of other kids, maybe potential class-mates, with this woman doing the registrations annoyed because I was confused with the process, then proceeded to address my mother (who intervened from outside, was pretty embarrassed at this point, obviously) as if she just got off a plane from Afghanistan last night and can't under nor concept English.. haha. right...However, some upper authority emailed me a beautiful apology and BK college gift bag so that was sweet. Moving along, not one of my professors actually hold a PHD besides one and one is actually like, 25 I think, somehow. Besides that one in particular, you feel the constant wrath of annoyance that these adjunct professors clearly make low wages and are annoyed with CUNY (rightfully so though!)I am a 3.4 GPA student (and was in an even more prestigious and challenging university prior to this, too!) and was accused of in 1 class "plagiarizing" because I used one very common sentence consisting of FOUR words that on safe assign detected in apparently correlated to another students paper from 2007 I never even read before.. really? It was coincidental! I thought of it off the top of my head. Then a student I don't even know who I'm pretty sure cheated off of ME, received the same grade, and the professor with NO PROOF, I was DENIED an explanation too, decided I cheated off of him and 3 weeks later! Not even after we got the test back the following Thursday, and thus I started receiving different (and more difficult!) exams isolated to the front of the room which I just wound up dropping the class because of how overall humiliating that clearly is and I have been academically honest my whole life and EVERY school can vouch for me so I didn't have time to deal with that.It's a shame, because the campus is beautiful. It's diverse and caters to all different groups and backgrounds. As for the inside, it looks like a high school in most buildings. I haven't been enough to CUNY's to decide if maybe thats just how it is, but I heard BMCC and Hunter College seem to look pretty nice. I think they need more experienced professors who enjoy their jobs and are available. If someone has there office hours 4-5 and doesn't show up until 4:40, it's really conflicting.

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      Overall Rating:

      As a student at Brooklyn College, I can personally say that I love both the education and the environment. Students and staff are all happy and welcoming, the campus is beautiful, and classrooms are kept neat enough for comfort. Even the restrooms are properly maintained and clean. I would highly recommend Brooklyn College to anyone looking for a small, peaceful, welcoming school centered around making its students better people.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Location & Website

      Address: 2900 Bedford Ave


      Religious affiliation: Not applicable

      Calendar system: Semester

      General Phone Number: +7189515000

      Institution is active in current year: 1

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