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Brooklyn College Overview

Brooklyn College is a public institution situated in Brooklyn, New York. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Brooklyn College Known For?

2,913 Undergraduate Awards
40% Acceptance Rate
  • The post-master's certificate is the highest award offered at Brooklyn College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 39% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Brooklyn College bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $43,900 a year. That's about 8% more than their peers at other schools.

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Brooklyn College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Brooklyn College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#188 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#206 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Brooklyn College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Ethnic Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Area Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Value Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Value Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Best Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#72 Best Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#134 Best Value Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Brooklyn College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#17 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#36 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#72 Best Teaching Master’s Degree Schools Teaching Degree Search

Where Is Brooklyn College?

Location of Brooklyn College

Contact details for Brooklyn College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2900 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11210
Phone: 718-951-5000
Website: www.brooklyn.cuny.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brooklyn-College/111090580325
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bklyncollege411

How Do I Get Into Brooklyn College?

You can apply to Brooklyn College online at: www2.cuny.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply/

Admission Requirements for Brooklyn College

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Brooklyn College?

40% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
81% Submit SAT Scores
Brooklyn College has a fairly low acceptance rate of 40%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 39%, and the acceptance rate for women is 42%.

Average Test Scores

About 81% of students accepted to Brooklyn College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 600. Math scores were between 530 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Brooklyn College  ( 520 to 600 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Brooklyn College  ( 530 to 610 )
200
800
Brooklyn College received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students.

Can I Afford Brooklyn College?

5% Take Out Loans
5.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Brooklyn College, approximately 5% of students took out student loans averaging $6,551 a year. That adds up to $26,204 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Brooklyn College is 5.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Brooklyn College Undergraduate Student Diversity

11,189 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 14,970 undergraduate students at Brooklyn College, with 11,189 being full-time and 3,781 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Brooklyn College

There are also 2,841 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 11,189 full-time undergraduates at Brooklyn College, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Brooklyn College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Brooklyn College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Brooklyn College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,609
Black or African American 2,094
Hispanic or Latino 2,745
White 3,074
International Students 339
Other Races/Ethnicities 328

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at Brooklyn College. At this time, 17 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 170 countries are represented at Brooklyn College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and India.

Online Learning at Brooklyn College

67 Took All Classes Online
1,493 Took At Least One Class Online
-20.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,493 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Brooklyn College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 106th most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Brooklyn College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Brooklyn College was -20.4%. This is the #2,666 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Brooklyn College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Brooklyn College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Education 6%
Special Education 33%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Brooklyn College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Brooklyn College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Special Education #223

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Brooklyn College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 530 0 129 659
General Psychology 500 0 0 500
Teacher Education Grade Specific 187 0 121 308
Accounting 258 0 7 265
Teacher Education Subject Specific 80 17 153 250
Special Education 0 9 146 155
Computer Information Systems 136 0 0 136
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 76 0 58 134
General Biology 100 0 6 106
Finance & Financial Management 100 0 0 100
Communication Sciences 66 0 32 98
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 27 67 94
Health & Physical Education 53 0 37 90
Other Health Professions 87 0 0 87
Ethnic Studies 83 0 0 83
General English Literature 65 0 12 77
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 59 0 6 65
Communication & Media Studies 57 0 5 62
Political Science & Government 43 0 19 62
Fine & Studio Arts 50 0 12 62
Music 18 1 39 58
Writing Studies 24 0 22 46
Student Counseling 0 7 37 44
Mental & Social Health Services 0 2 42 44
Drama & Theater Arts 23 0 21 44
Information Science 22 0 20 42
Chemistry 40 0 2 42
History 33 0 8 41
Educational Administration 0 0 34 34
Sociology 31 0 3 34
Journalism 26 0 0 26
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 21 0 0 21
Anthropology 21 0 0 21
Mathematics 20 0 0 20
Philosophy 20 0 0 20
Computer Science 2 0 17 19
Geological & Earth Sciences 12 0 6 18
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 17 17
Economics 17 0 0 17
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 14 0 0 14
Applied Mathematics 10 0 0 10
Sustainability Science 10 0 0 10
Computer Software & Applications 7 0 0 7
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 7 7
Public Health 0 0 6 6
Physics 6 0 0 6
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 6 6
Romance Languages 1 0 3 4
Area Studies 2 0 0 2
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 2 2
Multilingual Education 0 1 0 1
Classical Languages & Literature 1 0 0 1
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 1 1
Natural Resources Conservation 1 0 0 1
Religious Studies 1 0 0 1
Publishing 0 0 0 0
Computer Programming 0 0 0 0
Data Processing 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 0 0 0
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 0 0 0
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 0
Gerontology 0 0 0 0
Archeology 0 0 0 0
Other Social Sciences 0 0 0 0
Urban Studies 0 0 0 0
Dance 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2,913 64 1,103 4,080

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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