Long Island University Brooklyn

United States

About the University

Long Island University was founded by the New York State Education Department in 1926. The university has accreditations from many reputed professional bodies including, the Middle States (MSCHE), the Agricultural Accreditation Committee (ACPE), the Collegiate Nursing Education Commission (CCNE), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and the American Psychological Association.

The university offers over 500 programs at different study levels through its 12 schools and colleges. Some of the course subject areas include theatre, filmmaking, accounting, business, communication, science, arts, computer science, health, education, nursing, journalism, pharmacy, psychology, and sports.

Long Island University's acceptance rate is around 85%, and it hosts over 20,000 students each year.

Long Island University rankings

  • #272 in global university ranking (US News and World report 2021)
  • #62 in global university ranking (US News and World report 2021)


Campus Life

The university has two main campuses: One in Long Island, just outside of New York City (LIU Post), and one in Brooklyn (LIU Brooklyn) in the city itself. Four more additional campuses have recently been established: one at Brentwood, the other at Riverhead and the second at Hudson in Westchester and Rockland.

LIU Post's 330-acre campus is located on the scenic and historic estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post 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. LIU is home to the world-renowned Tilles Center for the Performing Arts and the Bethpage Federal Credit Union Stadium.

The university offers on-campus accommodation through its halls of residence.

Student life

LIU is home to around 17,000 students who gain the opportunity to learn under eminent industry leaders including Academy Award winning film professionals, celebrated journalists, award-winning authors, and noted scientists whose research has contributed to significant medical advances.

Beyond academic life, students at LIU get the chance to live a fun life no matter their campus, Brooklyn based students can hang out in one of the world’s most distinctive, buzzing city boroughs, while Long Island students can enjoy the beachfront with New York City just a short journey away.


  • Linda E. Amper – Founder, Linda E. Amper LLC
  • Robert Arning - Vice-chair of market development, KPMG Inc. 
  • Michael P. Devine - COO and President, Dime Community Bancshares Inc.
  • John Kanas – Former CEO and President, North Fork Bank Corporation Inc. 
  • Claire G. Reid – Former Senior Vice President, Oracle Corporation
  • Jack Stokes - Director and Spokesman of Media Relations, Associated Press. 
  • Eric Tveter - MD and CEO, UPC Cablecom.

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