About CUNY Brooklyn College

Founded in 1930, CUNY Brooklyn College. is a college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 14,406 full time undergraduate students, and 3,174 full time graduate students.

The CUNY Brooklyn College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 544 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at CUNY Brooklyn College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate37%
Application Deadline
Application Fee65
SAT Range1010-1200
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered More Selective, with ,21% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 6 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at CUNY Brooklyn College.

6%
“We”re apathetic”
30%
“We know about current events and vote”
49%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
15%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
2%
“We save it for the classroom”
46%
“Sometimes, but not often”
38%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
15%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
4%
“I only go out in groups”
27%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
69%
“I feel extremely safe”
18%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
61%
“We bought the gear”
21%
“We live for the big game”
8%
“It”s not really our thing”
19%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
54%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
19%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
13%
“Available in class”
62%
“They keep regular office hours”
21%
“They”re always available”
22%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
43%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
35%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
20%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
47%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
24%
“We only party on weekends”
9%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
20%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
70%
“There might be people who do”
7%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
6%
“We”re apathetic”
30%
“We know about current events and vote”
49%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
15%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
2%
“We save it for the classroom”
46%
“Sometimes, but not often”
38%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
15%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
4%
“I only go out in groups”
27%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
69%
“I feel extremely safe”
18%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
61%
“We bought the gear”
21%
“We live for the big game”
8%
“It”s not really our thing”
19%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
54%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
19%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
13%
“Available in class”
62%
“They keep regular office hours”
21%
“They”re always available”
22%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
43%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
35%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
20%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
47%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
24%
“We only party on weekends”
9%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
20%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
70%
“There might be people who do”
7%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

CUNY Brooklyn College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    51 Students rated on-campus housing 2.8 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    51 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    80 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    84 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    85 Students rated class size 3.8 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    85 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    85 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    86 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of CUNY Brooklyn College?

57 Students rated CUNY Brooklyn College

Grace

The Brooklyn College campus is beautiful. There are so many places to hang out between classes (my favorite is the lily pound, its so relaxing). The lawn is always kept and there are pretty flowers and trees. The pretty atmosphere make the whole school experience less depressing. There are also many people and offices on campus willing to help you with whatever problem you may have. They send out newsletters with internships and job opportunities. They will even help you figure out what career you want, then help you write a resume. They are very helpful with all of my school needs.

Jessica

I think this school has a comfortable environment, a welcoming atmosphere, and I always feel safe on campus. It has small classes, good teachers, and is a close-knit community. This school has incredible arts departments combined with its tuition is extremely affordable especially compared to other arts/performing specific schools.

Ilir

The school has room for improvement but the campus is secure and professors care about their students. There are no dorms but there is nearby housing options. The only negative aspect is that it is expensive but it’s New York City. There are many clubs that are active especially when it is warm out. The campus itself is beautiful and well maintained. The buildings are a bit outdated and can use some remodeling but the basketball gym is beautiful.

Joniqua

It's a last resort school, its fine for an avg education, but there's absolutely no school spirit.. It's a commuter school so everyone just comes for class then leaves right after, not a very socially inviting environment. I'm tryna get outta here but no school other than here gives me enough fin aid.

CUNY Brooklyn College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at CUNY Brooklyn College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for CUNY Brooklyn College is 37%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    As an adult student re-entering college life, I would have only one thing to say . I would tell myself that a career is not about what money you are able to make in any chosen profession, nor is it about acquiring prestige. The only way to have a fulfilling and joyful life, which our chosen career is a large part of, is to offer the best part of ourselves to the world. The career that makes us feel satisfaction at the end of the day...the one that makes us feel as if we can make a difference in our world...is the path we should always choose.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates were extremely diverse in many ways; they come from different backgrounds, social statuses, are of different ages, and can therefore bring a new and interesting perspective of the things we discuss in class.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about the school is the availability of campus shuttle and the availability work and intern experience opportunities given to students due to having to meet requirements.

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  5. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anyone who is interested in furthering their education should attend this school. Brookly College has a large selection of majors and minors to select from to accomadate eveyone's needs and it is very diversed.

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    It is conveniently located. Making a schedule isn't to difficult, the classes fit in nicely.

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  7. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who wants a small school. Also almost all professors do not allow for makeup exams or extra credit assignments and alot of professors do not curve.

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  8. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Brooklyn College provides high-quality education and provides multiple opportunities for campus engagement.

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  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known about the Hillel, for me as a Jewish student I got to meet so many people there and they have great programs. The importance of reaching out to professors visiting them during office hours, even if I don't need help, just establishing a relationship. Also the campus has great resources for all kinds of stuff, find out about them and take advantage. Go to Magner Center your first year, don't wait until you're a junior or senior before you start planning for graduation.

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  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Beautiful Campus

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  11. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The class sizes are small and the professors get to know you. There is also great academic advisement.

    Read all  9 answers
  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Brooklyn College is known best for the campus quad and for being a great education school

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The administration is slow and filled with red tape. Also the financial aid counselors are not very helpful.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    There are classes that consist of 30- 150 students in a lecture. This semester I was lucky enough to have picked great professors that really dissects the topics in class.

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  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    I keep hearing how there's no student life. Not True. The thing some of the clubs have rooms but they're in diff places on campus. Quite frankly there's been so many events on campus that I have been busy almost every week. It's just a matter of students not being lazy and getting out there and meeting people. As for parties, there's plenty of good packed parties during the semester, just no alcohol served.

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  16. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The big picture is kinda what my mom always told me. You get out of school what you put into it. If you put in the time and effort into your academic and social life at Brooklyn you will get a lot back.

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  17. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    No way. the campus is getting better. The library is top shelf and i can't wait to see whats in the new building thats almost done. Plus I have to say that everyone who is active on campus gets recognized for their efforts. Student gov looks like its getting more diverse.

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  18. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    lazy, uninterested, no campus life, only here to get a degree and leave, mainly Jewish

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I'm one of those "scoff in the face of stereotypes" kind of people because I hate labels. Unless they're binder labels because those are really helpful. Anyhow, Brooklyn College has them all. Except for the jocks! Our jocks are pretty academically oriented (the PC term for geeks, okay!). There's a lot of competitive pre-med/pre-health students, the artsy English/Theatre/Music people and the outspoken, well-red philosophy lot. Since we're a commuter campus, we congregate mostly with those we have classes with and are less aware of the other departments. So most of our stereotypes are less personality based and more academic based.

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Student Body

Students

59%

female

41%

male

14,406

Total Undergrad Enrollment

3,174

Total Grad Students

2%

Out-Of-State

96%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

142

Student Organizations

5

Fraternities

7

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
19%
% Black or African-American
24%
% Hispanic/Latino
22%
% White or Caucasian
30%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

86% of students attending CUNY Brooklyn College receive some sort of financial aid. 57% were awarded federal grants. While 6% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$13,948

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,364

Books and Supplies

$13,713

Room and Board

29,025

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$5,838
$30 - $48K
$7,370
$48 - $75K
$12,143
$75 - $110K
$15,920
$110K & UP
$17,496

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