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Long Island University

Ranked #331-440 U.S. News & World Report – Best National Rankings 2023

Founded
1926
Total students
16,958
International students
700
Student to staff ratio
12:1
Nationalities represented
75

Why Long Island University?

Experience the pulse of New York City at Long Island University. Our main campuses are located in the trendy New York City borough of Brooklyn and, less than 30 miles away, on the grounds of the beautiful Post Estate in Brookville, Long Island. All the excitement, culture, opportunities and innovation of the largest city in the US is just a short ride away.

For students who want their academic journey to take them all over the world, look no further than LIU Global. Our LIU global program is a one-of-a-kind bachelor’s degree program that spans eight countries on five continents over eight semesters, preparing students for careers as global leaders in business, policy, humanitarian relief, social entrepreneurship, economic development and environmental sustainability.

331-440U.S. News & World Report – Best National Rankings 2023

Campus and location

Long Island University campuses

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Main campus
LIU campus image Post campus

LIU Post Campus

LIU Post is a scenic, historic campus that offers a small-school environment with the resources of a major metropolitan university. The university's 330-acre campus is located on the estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 27 miles east of New York City on Long Island's Gold Coast. The campus houses the College of Veterinary Medicine, the first professional School of Accountancy, an AACSB-accredited Business School, and an award-winning theater program.

Costs and Entry Requirements

Typical costs

While tuition fees, accommodation prices and food costs may vary depending on your chosen degree, student residences and personal spending habits, below you'll find an estimated cost of attendance at Long Island University.

Academic year
2023/24

Cost

Approximate amount per year (USD)

Tuition Fees

$32,448 - $85,176

Accommodation

$4,661 - $9,721

Meals

$2,469 - $3,012

Insurance

$3,764 - $3,764

ESTIMATED TOTAL

$43,342

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$101,673

Scholarships

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Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements for Long Island University are shown below. Please note that specific admissions requirements may vary by academic program.

Academic Entry Requirements

GPA: 2.5

English Language Requirements

IELTS: 6 (UG Nursing: IELTS 6.5, GD M.S. in School Counseling or Clinical Mental Health Counseling IELTS 7.0) TOEFL: 75 (UG Nursing: TOEFL 85, GD MBA/Accountancy/Taxation, M.A. Music or M.S. Music Education,M.S. in School Counseling or Clinical Mental Health Counseling TOEFL 85) Duolingo: 90-95 PTEA: 50 TOEFL Home Edition: 75 Other Tests: SAT: 420 Critical Reading ACT: 16 on English Section

Typical costs

While tuition fees, accommodation prices and food costs may vary depending on your chosen degree, student residences and personal spending habits, below you'll find an estimated cost of attendance at Long Island University.

Academic year
2023/24

Cost

Approximate amount per year (USD)

Tuition Fees

$32,448 - $85,176

Accommodation

$4,661 - $9,721

Meals

$2,469 - $3,012

Insurance

$3,764 - $3,764

ESTIMATED TOTAL

$43,342

-

$101,673

Scholarships

Graduate ScholarshipsThis link will open in a new tab

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements for Long Island University are shown below. Please note that specific admissions requirements may vary by academic program.

Academic Entry Requirements

GPA: 2.75

English Language Requirements

IELTS: 6.5 (UG Nursing: IELTS 6.5, GD M.S. in School Counseling or Clinical Mental Health Counseling IELTS 7.0) TOEFL: 79 (UG Nursing: TOEFL 85, GD MBA/Accountancy/Taxation, M.A. Music or M.S. Music Education,M.S. in School Counseling or Clinical Mental Health Counseling TOEFL 85) Duolingo: 105 PTEA: 58

Careers

Careers after LIU

We’re committed to ensuring that students have the right tools, guidance and support to help you achieve your goals as an academic and as a graduate. We call this the LIU Promise, and our Career Services and Career Coaches are here to honor our commitment to putting students on the correct career path.

We also give you access to Handshake, an app-based employment and internship database that helps you connect with recruiters. Handshake is used by more than 600,000 employers, including 100% of the Fortune 500.

Accommodation

Information about accommodation can be found on Long Island University's website.  

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Services and facilities

LIU's Brooklyn campus has deep historic roots that stretch back to 1926, and it’s continued to grow and modernize. Recent decades have brought new structures such as the William Zechendorf Health Sciences Center; the Jeanette and Edmund T. Pratt Jr. Center for Academic Studies; the Steinberg Wellness Center, and new simulation rooms and training center in the Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing.

LIU Post is a leader in innovative collaborations, including the T. Denny Sanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute, a tech and small business incubator, and student-run businesses. On-campus radio and television stations serve as real-world learning labs for media and journalism students. The campus is also renowned for its full-service Equestrian Center and Long Island’s premier concert and performance venue, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts.

How to apply

How to apply

Application deadlines

Fall: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis up until the start of classes each semester Spring: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis up until the start of classes each semester Summer: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis up until the start of classes each semester LIU has a rolling admissions policy, meaning that you can apply up until the beginning of the semester. It s important to apply as soon as possible so that you have plenty of time to secure your student visa. We recommend applying anywhere from 5 to 12 months prior to the start date. Please note that some programs do have strict deadlines. You can visit your program website at LIU Brooklyn or LIU Post for more details.

Application documents required to receive an offer

High School Transcripts Accounting Of Time: INTO AoC/Email/University for required University Transcript (transfer students) Portfolio: If applying to Art, Theatre, or Music programs, you will be required to submit a portfolio or audition. Digital portfolios/auditions are preferred and should be submitted via Acceptd:https://app.getacceptd.com/liu Unofficial documents are permitted for evaluation purposes. Upon being accepted you will be required to submit official transcripts in sealed envelopes and have official test scores reported to LIU Post.

Testing codes

TOEFL: 2070 SAT: 2070 ACT: 2747 GRE: 2070 GMAT: 2070

Post-offer process

Confirmation deadlines

Fall: May 1 Spring: January 1 Confirmation dates may change. Please check with your admissions advisor for the latest information.

Preparing for arrival

Before arrival

Create Online Student Account: https://liu.edu/post/admissions-experience/Freshmen Register for Orientation: https://www.liu.edu/Post/Campus-Life/Orientation/international-students, https://www.liu.edu/Post/Campus-Life/Orientation/First-Year Apply for Housing (On-Campus and/or Off-Campus): https://liu.edu/CWPost/Campus-Life#Residence_Life Complete Immunization and Health Forms: https://liu.edu/post/admissions-experience/Freshmen Enroll in Student Health Insurance Submit Final/Official Transcripts and Test Scores Pay Tuition and Fees: https://liu.edu/enrollment-services/tuition-fees/billing-payments

After arrival

Attend Orientation Register for Classes: https://liu.edu/enrollment-services/registration, https://my.liu.edu/psp/MYPRD/?cmd=login&languageCd=ENG& Submit Final/Official Transcripts and Test Scores if not sent earlier Pay Remaining Tuition and Fees if applicable How to Pay: https://liu.edu/enrollment-services/tuition-fees/billing-payments Health Screening

How to apply

Application deadlines

Fall: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis up until the start of classes each semester Spring: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis up until the start of classes each semester Summer: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis up until the start of classes each semester LIU has a rolling admissions policy, meaning that you can apply up until the beginning of the semester. It s important to apply as soon as possible so that you have plenty of time to secure your student visa. We recommend applying anywhere from 5 to 12 months prior to the start date. Please note that some programs do have strict deadlines. You can visit your program website at LIU Brooklyn or LIU Post for more details.

Application documents required to receive an offer

English Test Score: TOEFL/IELTS/PTE score (no conditional admission will be offered without these scores) Accounting Of Time University Transcript GRE/GMAT: The following programs require the GMAT or GRE: Accountancy M.S. All Teaching Programs Behavior Analysis M.A. Business Administration M.B.A. Clinical Psychology Psy.D. Genetic Counseling M.S. Psychology M.A. Taxation M.S. Portfolio: If applying to Art, Theatre, or Music programs, you will be required to submit a portfolio or audition. Digital portfolios/auditions are preferred and should be submitted via Acceptd:https://app.getacceptd.com/liu Reference Letters: Copies of reference letters should be uploaded with the student's Global Application. Personal Statement/Essay Unofficial documents are permitted for evaluation purposes. For review purposes we will accept copies of all documents. Upon being accepted you will be required to submit official transcripts in sealed envelopes and have official test scores reported to LIU Post. Work Experience: Some programs might require Resume/CV Programs requiring additional applications: M.A. Speech Language Pathology: CSDCAS Applicant Portal Link: https://csdcas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/loginZ

Testing codes

TOEFL: 2070 SAT: 2070 ACT: 2747 GRE: 2070 GMAT: 2070

Post-offer process

Confirmation deadlines

Fall: May 1 Spring: January 1 Confirmation dates may change. Please check with your admissions advisor for the latest information.

Preparing for arrival

Before arrival

Create Online Student Account: https://liu.edu/post/admissions/Forms-and-Documents Register for Orientation: https://www.liu.edu/Post/Campus-Life/Orientation/international-students, https://www.liu.edu/post/Campus-Life/Orientation/Graduate-Student Apply for Housing (On-Campus and/or Off-Campus): https://liu.edu/CWPost/Campus-Life#Residence_Life Complete Immunization and Health Forms Enroll in Student Health Insurance Submit Final/Official Transcripts and Test Scores Pay Tuition and Fees How to Pay: https://liu.edu/enrollment-services/tuition-fees/billing-payments

After arrival

Attend Orientation Register for Classes: https://liu.edu/enrollment-services/registration, https://my.liu.edu/psp/MYPRD/?cmd=login&languageCd=ENG& Submit Final/Official Transcripts and Test Scores if not sent earlier Pay Remaining Tuition and Fees if applicable: https://liu.edu/enrollment-services/tuition-fees/billing-payments Health Screening

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