LIU Post

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720 Northern Boulevard

Brookville, NY 11548-1300

Phone: (516) 299-2000
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#123 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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LIU Post is a private institution that was founded in 1954. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,315, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 308 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. LIU Post's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 123. Its tuition and fees are $34,070 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

LIU Post, one of LIU's two residential campuses, is distinguished by programs of excellence with small classes in business, education, computer science, public service, health professions and nursing, information studies, visual and performing arts, and liberal arts and sciences. The wooded suburban campus, only 20 miles from New York City, is home to the renowned LIU Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Hillwood Art Museum and WCWP-FM. LIU Post offers the Ph.D. in Information Studies, the Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology and the Ed.D. in Interdisciplinary Educational Studies. The campus also provides an array of health and fitness resources, including the ultra-modern Pratt Recreation Center.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1954
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $45,364,339


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 $50. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 78.8 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 78.8%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by September 4

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at LIU Post is 13:1, and the school has 57.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at LIU Post include: Education; Business Administration and Management, General; Health Professions and Related Programs; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 70 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 24%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Education 20%
Business Administration and Management, General 16%
Health Professions and Related Programs 16%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 12%
Visual and Performing Arts 8%

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Student Life

LIU Post has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,315, with a gender distribution of 25.4 percent male students and 74.6 percent female students. At this school, 36 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 64 percent of students live off campus. LIU Post is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 11,012
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
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

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Campus Info & Services

LIU Post offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, 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

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Paying for School

At LIU Post, 71.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,848.

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Tuition and fees $34,070 (2013-14)
Room and board $12,534 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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