Established in 1930, CUNY Brooklyn College is a public institute located in Brooklyn New York, USA. Founded with a motto of “Nothing without great effort”, the institute is a coveted name in the US Education System which serves as a site of diversity and inclusion. This is reflected in its total student enrolment of 17,811 from 143 different nations across the world.
The college currently offers 176 undergraduate, graduate, certificate, certificate, and advanced certificate courses in fields of business, education, natural, behavioral science, humanities and social sciences, visual media, and performing arts. It is renowned among the international candidates looking to study in the USA as “the poor man's Harvard” because of its unparalleled affordable education.
Admissions at CUNY Brooklyn College are available in the 3 seasonal intakes of Fall, Summer and Spring. Aspirants while sending in their application forms must also deposit a nonrefundable fee of 65 USD. The institute is a moderately competitive organization to get into with an acceptance rate of around 44% and thus enrolls any candidate with a decent overall profile and impressive GPA.
|Type of University||Public University|
|Basic Tuition Fee for International undergraduate Students||16,754 USD|
|Basic Tuition Fee for International graduate Students||20,520 USD|
|Accepted Scores||SAT - 520 and ACT - 21|
|Payment Mode||Visa/ Mastercard|
|Annual Acceptance Rate||44%|
|Admission Seasons||Spring, Summer, and Fall|
|English language proficiency score||TOEFL or equivalent|
|Financial Aid||Available as awards and scholarships|
The CUNY Brooklyn College has a wide campus constructed on 26 acres comprising Classical and Georgian style buildings. The college consists of classrooms, lecture halls, art studios, science laboratories. The college has recently acquired 35 acres of land as a construction site.
The adjacent terrace consists of Library Café for reading, snacking, and relaxing. There are over 150 student clubs and organizations as well as intramural sports for students to choose from and be a part of.
CUNY Brooklyn College doesn’t provide on-campus housing facilities. Students can live off-campus and Brooklyn college provides information for finding housing in Brooklyn New York. The options provided include privately owned and operated properties.
Candidates must visit the New York City government website along with filing the residency application forms. International candidates must also submit supporting documents which include residency form and documents to the Office of International Student Services.
The CUNY Brooklyn College offers an array of courses for international students including undergraduate and graduate programs in different fields. The college offers undergraduate programs in 82 programs in fields of engineering, law, and medicine. On the other hand, it offers 74 graduate programs in the fields of business, education, humanities, creative, the sciences, the visual and performing arts.
The institute also provides various certificate courses for its applicants. The most popular majors offered at the college are- Business Administration and Management, Biomedical sciences, Accounting and Psychology.
It's Graduate theatre program is one of the highly reputed and ranked courses of the CUNY system and also stand at #14 in the country. The college’s B.A.–M.D. program is a highly competitive 8-year program under the affiliation of SUNY Downstate Medical Center that selects hardly 15 deserving candidates every year.
Application Portal: Applicants must fill the online application through the university’s website at
Application Fees: 65 USD (Non-Refundable)
Application Deadlines: Fall – 01 February; Spring – 15 September
Basic Admission Requirements:
All international candidates must satisfy the below-mentioned details to be eligible for the institute’s admissions.
Additional requirements along with the above-mentioned documents for graduate programs are as follows:
For all the candidates applying at the institute in the upcoming sessional term, an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US has been tabulated below.
|Tuition Fees||Amount (in USD) (UG)||Amount (in USD) (PG)|
|Full-Time/ Part-Time||620 per credit||855 per credit|
|Non Degree students||915 per credit||-|
Other expenses apart from the basic tuition fee are as follows:
|Off-campus with family||4,107|
|Books and Supplies||2,000|
CUNY Brooklyn college offers over 600 awards, prizes and scholarships for international students to study in the USA. Eligible candidates are required to fill the FAFSA application by February 13, 2020. Besides, students are also granted external scholarships that they can search by visiting the external scholarship under its link.
Some of the stuneshups available to the candidates of the college are as compiled below.
How to apply for it: Eligible candidates must fill the FAFSA form to be eligible for the grants. International Student Scholarship Application Form along with submitting supporting documents to avail the scholarship.
Students enrolled in CUNY Brooklyn College are allowed to participate in the Federal Work-Study (FWS), internships, and Human Resource Association (HRA) Fellowship Program (HFP). Students will be assisted by CUNY Brooklyn College job developer and career specialists. They provide the following assistance:
Eligibility Criterion includes:
The CUNY Brooklyn College offers students to engage all alumni and students to connect with Brooklyn College and its graduates. Along with updating alumni with the latest events. Alumni also enjoy many benefits such yearly magazine subscriptions, career services, alumni events, insurance facility, continuous education etc.
Notable alumni of the institute include Vito Acconci – designer, landscape architect, performance and installation artist; Eric Alterman – liberal journalist; Lennart Anderson – figurative painter; John Ashbery – poet, Pulitzer Prize for Poetry winner, among others.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$16,020 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Exams||Avg. Score||Min. Score||Max. Score||% Submitted|
|SATCheck Detailed Score||1130||1050||1210||81%|
|Evidence-Based Reading and Writing||560||520||600||-|
|Brooklyn College Enrollment||21626|
|Average Graduation Rate||46.3%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$16,020 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$14,940 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,364 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$13,718 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$5,430 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$4,002 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$4,108 / Year|
|Middle States Commission on Higher Education|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Clinical Science Programs||American Speech-Language-Hearing Association|
|Programs||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics|
|Programs||Council on Education for Public Health|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
RANKED #301 - #400
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#362 [Out of 650]
#1634 [Out of 2000]
67.2 [Out of 100]
based on 1 student ratings
Personally, because no one I knew went here, so I wanted a fresh start. Additionally, the school is drastically getting better. I also realized this was the best school for me because of my major. I can graduate on time here.
Could be better and more hands-on, there should be more classes that teach you relevant skills in demand in the real-life work industry, rather than just teaching us basics that are quite redundant.
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