U.S. News & World Report also recognizes the college as a leader in helping students ascend the socioeconomic ladder.

For the fourth straight year, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Brooklyn College as the most ethnically diverse university among campuses in the North Region. The college was also ranked 9th for economic diversity and 11th for supporting social mobility. Brooklyn College was also recognized as the 18th best public university in the North Region and the 70th best university regionally. Now in its 37th year, the U.S. News & World Report rankings evaluate more than 1,400 colleges and universities on up to 17 measures of academic quality.

“We are proud to offer a high-quality and affordable education to an incredibly rich and diverse student body,” said President Michelle J. Anderson. “These strong rankings are a testament to the hard work of our incredibly talented students, staff, and faculty.”

An urban institution in the heart of Brooklyn, the college welcomes students from 142 countries who speak more than 94 languages. In 2017, President Anderson launched the school’s “We Stand Against Hate” initiative that features lectures, workshops, concerts, programs, and events that reflect the college’s ongoing commitment to elevating dialogue, enhancing understanding and compassion, and celebrating the voices that make up the diverse campus community.

To support immigrant students, Brooklyn College established the Immigrant Student Success Office (ISSO) in 2019. ISSO is committed to helping immigrant and first-generation students graduate, and its comprehensive offerings include faculty mentorship, financial aid advisement, free legal services with assistance from CUNY Citizenship Now!, and personalized counseling.

These latest rankings come on the heels of Brooklyn College being featured in The Princeton Review’s “Best 387 Colleges” Guide for 2022, where the leading senior CUNY college joined only approximately 14% of America’s 2,700 four-year institutions that are profiled in the 30th-anniversary edition of the book. The Princeton Review also named Brooklyn College to its “Great Race/Class Interaction” list—along with only 18 others nationwide—and was a selection for the “Best Northeastern” colleges.

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About Brooklyn College

Widely known for its offer of an excellent education at an affordable tuition and recognized nationally for its diverse student body, Brooklyn College has been an anchor institution within the Borough of Brooklyn and greater New York City for more than 90 years. With approximately 17,000 students in more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, education, and business, the college is renowned for its rigorous academics, award-winning faculty, distinguished alumni, and community impact. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), Brooklyn College offers a vibrant and supportive student experience on a beautifully landscaped 35-acre campus in the borough’s Midwood neighborhood.