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LIU Post is a private institution that was founded in 1954. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,467, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 308 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. LIU Post's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 112. Its tuition and fees are $32,862 (2012-13).
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The C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University is dedicated to meeting the needs and expanding the horizons of its students in the arts and sciences, professional schools, or through lifelong learning. Distinguished by programs of excellence, small classes, renowned faculty, and a wooded suburban campus only 20 miles from New York City, the Campus is committed to providing highly individualized educational experiences in every department and program from the freshman year through advanced doctoral research. The emphasis on the student learner is evident: in the faculty's devotion to excellence in teaching; the intensive advisement system; and encouragement of experiential learning through cooperative education, internships, practica, community service, study abroad, research projects, and artistic performance. Students benefit as well from the Campus's participation in one of the nation's largest private university systems, and from the ability to draw on the unparalleled cultural and professional resources of New York City and Long Island. C.W. Post is home to the renowned Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Hillwood Art Museum and WCWP-FM, a Long Island University Public Radio Network station. The Campus also provides an array of health and fitness resources, including the ultra-modern Pratt Recreation Center.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to LIU Post, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 4. The application fee at LIU Post is $40. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 80.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||80.7%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||September 4|
The student-faculty ratio at LIU Post is 12:1, and the school has 56.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at LIU Post include: Business Administration and Management, General; Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration; Elementary Education and Teaching; Psychology, General; and Accounting. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 70.5 percent.
LIU Post has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,467, with a gender distribution of 29.8 percent male students and 70.2 percent female students. At this school, 36.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 64.0 percent of students live off campus. LIU Post is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
LIU Post offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. LIU Post also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at LIU Post.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At LIU Post, 71.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $8,226.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$32,862 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$12,240 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data