Greenvale, New York
Long Island University (LIU) was founded in 1926 in Brooklyn, N.Y., under the guiding principle of educating and empowering students from all walks of life. It has since grown into one of the nation’s largest private universities. LIU offers more than 500 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs and certificates, educating more than 20,000 students each year from across multiple campuses. The University continuously strives to cultivate and expand academic, professional, artistic, and co-curricular opportunities.
In 1951, the university expanded from its purchase of the estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post to better meet the educational needs of Long Island’s growing suburban population. LIU Post is a scenic, historic, and scholarly campus that offers a small-school environment with the access and resources of a major metropolitan university. LIU Post offers more than 250 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and certificate programs. The campus tends to students’ entrepreneurial spirits, fostering opportunities for student-run businesses such as a full-service clothing boutique, a sports lounge, and a college spirit store. LIU Post’s 307-acre campus is home to both the world-renowned Tilles Center for the Performing Arts and the Bethpage Federal Credit Union Stadium, where students, alumni, family, and friends gather to cheer on the Pioneers’ top-ranked NCAA Division II athletics programs.
Get to know LIU Post
At LIU Post, students find a vibrant community of passionate and driven people. Many students choose to participate in fraternal organizations (six sororities, six fraternities) and more than 70 student organizations. Students can join the student government, jazz ensembles, the “Pioneer” campus newspaper, and more.
LIU Post is a national leader in student-powered entrepreneurship and engaged learning opportunities. In 2014, the Student-Run Business Committee worked with the campus community to launch four on-campus businesses that employ students into all levels of operation. LIU Post now has eight student-run businesses and other student employment opportunities. These ventures are part of LIU’s dedication to fostering entrepreneurship in its community as well as its commitment to provide students with real-world experiences.
LIU Post believes in the power of community service. The LIU Cares initiative connects 20,000 students, 3,500 faculty and staff, and 200,000 alumni to service opportunities through volunteerism and community engagement.
Students can study abroad to take their classroom knowledge out into the world. Faculty-led Study Abroad at LIU offers students the opportunity to spend their summers or winters in different locations across the world. Courses are open both to current LIU students as well as to visiting students from other colleges and universities.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 7%
White, non-Hispanic: 51%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 18%
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
With a broad and comprehensive catalog of majors and degree programs across nine academic units, LIU Post offers the flexibility to explore interests, discover intellectual passions, and embark on academic paths that lead students to careers of their dreams.
LIU Post’s faculty are passionate professionals who care about helping students achieve their full potential. Faculty are made up of Fulbright Fellows, conductors of award-winning research, scholarly residences at the world’s top institutions, and much more.
THRIVING ARTS COMMUNITY
LIU Post is home to Long Island’s cultural venue, Tilles Center for The Performing Arts, as well as nearly 30 student and faculty performance ensembles for music, theatre, and dance. LIU Post has artistic opportunities in any desired medium.
THE LIU PROMISE
The LIU Promise is a commitment to providing the right tools, guidance, and support for student achievement. LIU students are immediately assigned an LIU Promise Success Coach who follows them all the way through graduation. Coaches are the point of contact for everything students need, from academic and career counseling to campus activities and financial aid.
Each of LIU Post’s 200,000 alumni has made a mark on the world in his or her own way. From the beginning, LIU Post has been educating students who go on to gain national and international acclaim for their accomplishments. It is not uncommon to see successful alumni on and around campus, sharing their experiences and insights with students.
SAT Critical Reading
25th Percentile: 480 | 75th Percentile: 570
25th Percentile: 490 | 75th Percentile: 590
25th Percentile: 21 | 75th Percentile: 26
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25th Percentile: 21 | 75th Percentile: 30
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