CUNY Brooklyn College: Statistics

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#2823 of 14,131 In the World
#830 of 2,597 In North America
#763 of 2,496 In the United States
#76 of 221 In New York State
#26 of 92 In New York City
#446 of 1,005 For Gender Studies
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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
50%
Average SAT
1100
Average ACT
26
Aid receiving
91%
Undergraduates
14,969
Graduates
2,766
Male:Female Ratio
40:60
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Post-master's certificate

CUNY Brooklyn College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 50% 47% 52%
Applicants 29,464 12,958 16,506
Admissions 14,655 6,087 8,568
Freshmen enrolled full time 2,135 939 1,196
Freshmen enrolled part time 12 9 3

127 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

17,596 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
2,087 or 97%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1020
or below

75% of them
had 1180
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in CUNY Brooklyn College are 1020-1180 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
74 or 3%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 22
or below

75% of them
had 29
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in CUNY Brooklyn College are 22-29 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 5084 (29%)
Hispanic 4082 (23%)
Black or African American 3894 (22%)
Asian 3656 (21%)
Nonresident Alien 486 (3%)
Two or more races 484 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 19 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 17 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$9,497
Students receiving aid
91%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $6,930$11,090
Tuition in-state $6,930$11,090
Tuition out-of-state $14,880$20,520
Fee in-district $510$432
Fee in-state $510$432
Fee out-of-state $510$432

CUNY Brooklyn College Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Business Administration and Management, General 466 78
Psychology, General 521
Accounting 269 11
Elementary Education and Teaching 118 42
Computer and Information Sciences, General 152
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 89 53
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 120 1
Education & Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs 111
Finance, General 104
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other 103
Cinematography and Film & Video Production 101
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 36 51
Audiology & Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 80
English Language and Literature, General 71 8
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 76
Political Science and Government, General 56 9
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 54 9
Radio and Television 58 2
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 59
Information Science & Studies 40 16
Creative Writing 28 25
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 51
Education & Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs 49
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 14 29
Chemistry, General 37 1
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 21 17
Industrial and Organizational Psychology 36
Fine & Studio Arts, General 35
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 35
History, General 28 5
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 32
Mental Health Counseling & Counselor 31
Geology & Earth Science, General 14 16
Sociology, General 26 3
Philosophy 26
Mathematics, General 25
Film & Cinema & Media Studies 24
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 23
School Psychology 23
Broadcast Journalism 22
Computer Science 3 18
Music Theory and Composition 4 16
Journalism 17
Economics, General 17
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 16
Biology Teacher Education 15
Mathematics Teacher Education 4 11
Social Studies Teacher Education 8 5
Music Performance, General 3 9
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 11
Education & Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 11
Spanish Language and Literature 8 2
Music Teacher Education 8 2
Art Teacher Education 10
Public Health, General 10
Experimental Psychology 10
Sustainability Studies 9
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education 9
Computational and Applied Mathematics 7
Physics, General 7
Anthropology, General 7
Linguistics 7
Medical Informatics 7
Web Page, Digital & Multimedia and Information Resources Design 6
Music, General 6
Spanish Language Teacher Education 2 4
Women's Studies 5
Financial Mathematics 5
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American & Chicano Studies 5
Visual and Performing Arts, General 5
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 4
African-American & Black Studies 4
Mass Communication & Media Studies 4
Jewish & Judaic Studies 3
Earth Science Teacher Education 2
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 2
French Language and Literature 1 1
Physics Teacher Education 1
Communication, General 1
Environmental Studies 1
Social Sciences, Other 1
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 1
Jazz & Jazz Studies 1
Superintendency and Educational System Administration 1
Grand Total 3,016 961
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 54% 48% 61%
  • Full-time retention rate - 82%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

Publications & Citations

Publications
3,451
Citations
88,392

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,022 / 18,785
Psychology
508 / 28,846
Medicine
410 / 13,498
Computer Science
395 / 19,276
Biology
378 / 12,551
Chemistry
356 / 8,655
Physics
273 / 5,640
Engineering
258 / 3,853
Sociology
246 / 8,174
Environmental Science
232 / 5,219
Business
231 / 2,880
Political Science
185 / 2,310
Mathematics
178 / 2,867
Art & Design
176 / 1,242
Economics
174 / 2,682
History
145 / 773
Cognitive Science
130 / 12,962
Social Psychology
128 / 7,213
Child Psychology
121 / 8,392
Materials Science
117 / 1,165
Geology
99 / 2,619
Math Teachers
89 / 570
Classics and Ancient History
87 / 486
Philosophy
85 / 394
Demography
82 / 2,064
Education Majors
69 / 638
Communications and Public Relations
64 / 173
Law
63 / 802
Biochemistry
62 / 1,990
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
60 / 2,586
Atomic and Molecular physics
59 / 1,849
Media Studies
57 / 492
Anatomy and Physiology
57 / 2,062
Audiology
57 / 1,963
Health Science
53 / 3,230
Art History
53 / 116
Political Economy
53 / 1,035
Gender Studies
50 / 4,558
Condensed Matter Physics
49 / 511
Geography and Cartography
48 / 828

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 50 1318
1992 48 1338
1993 37 1186
1994 54 1844
1995 46 1154
1996 48 1368
1997 37 1509
1998 30 1553
1999 38 1597
2000 44 1582
2001 36 1683
2002 68 2108
2003 52 2292
2004 56 2470
2005 60 2666
2006 79 3021
2007 85 3238
2008 72 3544
2009 95 3684
2010 88 3969
2011 87 4153
2012 106 4477
2013 97 4801
2014 133 4938
2015 119 4872
2016 127 4450
2017 133 4486
2018 128 4310
2019 127 4738
2020 143 5538
2021 123 5839

CUNY Brooklyn College alumni

  1. Bernie Sanders

    Bernie Sanders
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Enrolled in CUNY Brooklyn College
    Studied psychology
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Bernard Sanders is an American politician and activist who has served as the junior United States senator from Vermont since 2007. He was the U.S. representative for the state's at-large congressional district from 1991 to 2007. Sanders is the longest-serving independent in U.S. congressional history. He has a close relationship with the Democratic Party, having caucused with House and Senate Democrats for most of his congressional career. Sanders unsuccessfully sought the Democratic Party nomination for president of the United States in 2016 and 2020, finishing in second place in both campaigns. Before his election to Congress, he was mayor of Burlington, Vermont.

  2. James Franco

    James Franco
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actorfilm directorfilm producer
    Biography

    James Edward Franco is an American actor, filmmaker, and writer. For his role in 127 Hours (2010), he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. Franco is known for his roles in films, such as Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007), Milk (2008), Eat, Pray, Love (2010), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Spring Breakers (2012), and Oz the Great and Powerful (2013). He is known for his collaborations with fellow actor Seth Rogen, having appeared in eight films and one television series with him, examples being Pineapple Express (2008), This Is the End (2013), Sausage Party (2016), and The Disaster Artist (2017), for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

  3. Mel Brooks

    Mel Brooks
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1926-.. (age 96)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorfilm directorscreenwriterfilm producer
    Biography

    Mel Brooks is an American actor, comedian and filmmaker. With a career spanning over seven decades, he is known as a creator of broad farces and parodies widely considered to be among the best film comedies ever made. He began his career as a comic and a writer for Sid Caesar's variety show Your Show of Shows (1950–1954) alongside Woody Allen, Neil Simon and Larry Gelbart. With Carl Reiner, he created the comic character The 2000 Year Old Man. He wrote, with Buck Henry, the hit television comedy series Get Smart (1965–1970).

  4. Jimmy Smits

    Jimmy Smits
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actorfilm producer
    Biography

    Jimmy L. Smits is an American actor. He is best known for playing attorney Victor Sifuentes on the 1980s-1990s legal drama L.A. Law, NYPD Detective Bobby Simone on the 1990s-2000s police drama NYPD Blue, Matt Santos on the political drama The West Wing, and for appearing in Switch (1991), My Family (1995), and as ADA Miguel Prado in Dexter. He also appeared as Bail Organa in the Star Wars prequel trilogy and Rogue One. From 2012 to 2014, he joined the main cast of Sons of Anarchy as Nero Padilla. Smits also portrayed Elijah Strait in the NBC drama series Bluff City Law.

General info

Alternative names Brooklyn College
Brooklyn
Founded 1930
Motto Nil sine magno labore
Nothing without great effort
Academic Calendar September to June (September - January; February-June)
Total FTE staff 1,589
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 2900 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, New York, 11210
United States
City population 8,399,000
Phone 7189515000
Fax +1 (718) 951 4642

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