Fast Facts

President

Michelle Anderson is the tenth president of Brooklyn College, having assumed the office in August 2016.

Location

2900 Bedford Avenue at Avenue H in the Midwood section of Brooklyn

Mission Statement

Brooklyn College provides a transformative, distinctive, and affordable education to students from all backgrounds. We are proud of our history of intellectual freedom and academic excellence, as well as our location in a borough known for innovation, culture, and the arts. We have a special commitment to educate immigrants and first-generation college students from the diverse communities that make up our city and state. Our striving spirit reflects our motto: “Nothing without great effort.” Through outstanding research and academic programs in the arts, business, education, humanities, and sciences, we graduate well-rounded individuals who think critically and creatively to solve problems. They become leaders who transform their fields and professions and serve our increasingly global community.

Undergraduate Tuition

New York State Residents

  • $3,465 per semester for full-time students
  • $305 per credit for part-time students
  • $445 per credit for nondegree resident students

Nonresidents

  • $620 per credit for full- and part-time students
  • $915 per credit for nondegree students

Graduate Tuition

New York State Residents

  • $5,545 per semester for full-time students
  • $470 per credit for part-time students
  • $225 for maintenance of matriculation for resident full-time students

Nonresidents

  • $855 per credit for full- and part-time students
  • $370 for maintenance of matriculation

Degrees

Brooklyn College offers 81 undergraduate programs, 74 graduate programs, and 20 certificates and advanced certificates and diplomas in business, education, the humanities, performing arts, sciences, social sciences, and preprofessional and professional studies. We award the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science in Education

The college also offers Ph.D.-level courses through the City University of New York Graduate Center; a number of doctoral courses are also offered at Brooklyn College.

The college’s Core Curriculum is aligned with CUNY’s general education framework. It seeks to provide students with a well-rounded body of knowledge, a critical appreciation of diverse cultural and intellectual traditions, an interest in relating the past to the complex world in which students live today, and the ability to help society create a fresh and enlightened future. The framework allows students to explore knowledge from various perspectives and to develop their critical abilities to read, write, analyze, and use language and symbol systems effectively. It also develops students’ intellectual curiosity and commitment to lifelong learning.

Divisions

Brooklyn College is structured into five schools:

Student Enrollment

Total fall 2023 enrollment was 13,889, including 10,443 undergraduate and 2,379 graduate students.

Student Diversity

Brooklyn College is a microcosm of the ethnically rich borough of Brooklyn it serves as well as a mirror of the wide diversity in New York City itself. A vibrant, intellectually engaged community, our student body comprises individuals from 136 countries, speaking 91 different languages, who share in the educational home our ample campus provides. Brooklyn College attracts bright, ambitious individuals and is particularly well suited to those who are eager to explore a wide range of academic disciplines.

Student Achievements and Activities

Brooklyn College students continue to receive recognition for their scholarly achievements.

Recent award winners include Patrick Ihejirika ’22 and Abiha Kazmi ’22, Goldwater Scholarships; Lexcy Alexis ’22, Raquel Merino ’21, and Salma Mohamed ’21, Jeannette K. Watson Fellowships; Carina D’Urso ’21, Hafsa Fatima ’21, Marwa Islam ’22, and Levi Satter ’22, Fulbright Awards; Jake Levin ’16 and Ryan Merola ’07, Harry S. Truman Scholarship; Zujaja Tauqeer ’10, Rhodes Scholarship; and Christopher Browne ’09 and Amy Iturres-Alomia ’09, Gilman Awards for study abroad.

There are 147 student clubs and organizations at Brooklyn College; a student newspaper; and a student-run radio station, WBCR, located at 1090 AM. The college participates in NCAA Division III athletics and offers an exciting and energetic intramurals sports program.

Facilities

The college comprises 16 buildings on a 35-acre, tree-lined campus. The Princeton Review consistently cites the college’s “gorgeous” yet still urban campus as one of its major draws.

The Brooklyn College Library is the most technologically advanced in the City University of New York (CUNY) system. The library holds one million print materials and provides access to more than 669,000 electronic books and journals. The library’s Woody Tanger Auditorium is a state-of-the-art facility capable of supporting video-conferencing and interactive meetings and workshops; a multimedia distribution system allows staff to broadcast high-quality streaming video throughout the building. The library also houses four computerized classrooms and a Faculty Training and Development Laboratory. The Morton and Angela Topfer Library Café is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for word processing, Internet access, data management, and quiet study.

On the West Quad, students will find a verdant quadrangle and a new campus building that houses student services and state-of-the-art physical education and athletic facilities under one roof. In 2018, the college completed construction of the $80 million Leonard & Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts, which serves the Conservatory of Music, the Department of Theater, and related disciplines.

Faculty

The faculty of Brooklyn College teach, mentor, advise, and very often become students’ best career counselors. In and out of the classroom, students get to know and work alongside leading academics, performers, scientists, and writers. As of fall 2023, we have 457 full-time faculty members, 939 part-time faculty, and 117 graduate assistants.

Prominent faculty members include: world-renowned concert pianist Ursula Oppens; computer theorist Rohit Parikh; leading expert in microalgae biotechnology Juergen Polle; organometallic chemist and cancer researcher Maria Contel; political scientist and author Corey Robin; and award-winning author Helen Phillips.

National Accolades

In 2023, U.S. News & World Report bestowed honors on Brooklyn College by including it among the best public schools and one of the best colleges for social mobility, veterans, and racial and ethnic diversity in the U.S. North region. That same year, The Princeton Review acknowledged it as one of the top 20 schools for financial aid, one of the top 50 best-value public colleges, and one of the nation’s most environmentally friendly colleges. Additional accolades came from Forbes, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, and 24/7 Wall Street.

In 2022, Brooklyn College was cited by U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review for its academic excellence, low student debt, financial aid, social mobility, and diversity. The Hollywood Reporter named it one of the best film schools in the world, and the Center for World University Rankings placed it in the top 8.7% of universities worldwide. Prior to that, the college was named as one of the best institutions for undergraduates (The Princeton Review, 2021), one of the top 50 liberal arts colleges in the United States (Academic Influence, 2021), the no. 2 Master’s in Special Education Program in the United States (GradReports.com, 2020), the no. 2 most affordable accounting school (Discover Accounting, 2020), and one of the top 40 best colleges for your money in the country (Money, 2019).

Grants

In Fiscal Year 2021, the Brooklyn College Foundation granted more than $5.4 million to Brooklyn College. This includes over $2.8 million awarded to 2,000+ students in the form of scholarships, awards, and internships, and more than $2.1 million in the form of professorships, lectureships, professional development support for faculty, and emergency grants provided to Brooklyn College students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Fiscal Year 2022–23, Brooklyn College received awards totaling $14.5 million from federal/state/city agencies, corporations, and private foundations to support research, training, program development, and institutional improvement.

Budget

The Fiscal Year 2024 base budget is $124,370,671.

Endowment

As of June 2023, the Brooklyn College Foundation has $116,996,562 under investment.

Accreditation

Brooklyn College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; 267.284.5000; info@msche.org). Brooklyn College’s academic programs are registered by the New York State Department of Education.

For more information on the college’s MSCHE accreditation, visit the Office Institutional Effectiveness’ Accreditation webpage.

For information on specialized accreditation by school, visit the Office of Institutional Effectiveness’ Specialized Accreditation webpage.

Alumni

Around the world, 165,000 Brooklyn College alumni make a difference in a wide variety of fields, including the arts, business, law, politics, and the sciences. Three candidates for president of the United States were Brooklyn College alumni.

Motto

Nil sine magno labore: “Nothing without great effort.”

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Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs

Brooklyn College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; 267.284.5000; info@msche.org), the American Dietetic Association, and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The master’s program in school counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. The master’s program in speech-language pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and the Au.D. program in audiology at the CUNY Graduate Center is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The B.S. program in chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society. Brooklyn College’s academic programs are registered by the New York State Department of Education.

Teacher Preparation Program Report

Information about the pass rates of students who enrolled in CUNY’s teacher preparation programs may be found in Title II of the Higher Education Act.

Student Financial Assistance

Health and Safety

Student Outcomes

Intercollegiate Athletics

  • Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act). For data on Brooklyn College, visit the Equity in Athletics Data Analysis Cutting Tool and enter “Brooklyn College” in the search box.

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