Located at 2900 Bedford Avenue in the Midwood section of Brooklyn, Brooklyn College is comprised of 13 buildings on a 26-acre, tree-lined campus. It is one of the most beautiful campuses in the CUNY system. Brooklyn College was founded on May 15, 1930, by the Board of Higher Education of the City of New York as the first public co-educational liberal arts college in the city. The college was created to provide a high-quality education to the sons and daughters of immigrants, working people and others who could not afford private higher education. Brooklyn College is still known for its highly diverse population and neighborhoods.
The classes at Brooklyn College are small enough to get personal attention, yet the campus is big enough for many events and resources to be found all year round. International students have a special place at Brooklyn College and its welcoming study abroad office are happy to answer any questions you may have about admission requirements, immigration issues, financial aid and housing.
On campus housing is guarenteed but students may apply. Brooklyn College has a privately owned resident hall that is located a couple of blocks from campus, with convenient access to the #2 and #5 subway lines as well as a number of bus routes. Exchange students may also live off campus and can check with the Brooklyn College housing office for other options as well as on Craig’s list. It is highly recommended that students do not put money down on an apartment without having previously viewed the apartment and the neighborhood for comfort, amenities and proximity to public transportation. Housing in NYC is costly and students can anticipate paying around $1000/month for shared accommodations. Housing office information: http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/about/offices/studentaffairs/offices/housing.php
All J-1 visitors and their dependents are required to have a valid health insurance policy to cover their stay in the U.S. For initial health concerns, all students have access to the health clinic on the Brooklyn College campus. Information on policy requirements will be included in the students acceptance material. In the past, CUNY has accepted Chartis insurance, which is offered to all MICEFA students. See information on our website.
Funding required for one semester is $10,530 (4.5 months) and $20,834 for one year (9 months). Students will also need to consider books/supplies, health insurance costs (varies by provider), transportation and other personal expenses. Some classes have additional fees that cover the costs of material use (cameras, film, art supplies, etc). These classes include certain art, biology, chemistry and film courses.
- Estimated costs for the 2016-2017 Academic Year (9 months):
- - Books & Supplies: $1,819
- - Transportation (unlimited NYC Metro card for subway/buses): $1,462
- - Food (at home): $2,905
- - Lunch: $1,530
- - Housing (cost based on average shared apartment): $13,848
- - Personal Expenses: $5,664
- - Campus-based fees (Student activity fee, consolidated fee and techonology fee): $455
- - TOTAL: $27,683
- *Tuition and Fees are not included in this budget. Student can anticipate paying an additional $250 per semester.