CUNY Brooklyn College

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University Information

Location: Brooklyn, New York
Founded: 1930
Undergraduate Students: 13 276
Campus Type: Urban
Institution Type: Public university 
Website: www.brooklyn.cuny.edu

About the University

Brooklyn College is an integral part of the civic, urban, and artistic energy of New York and uses the entire city as a living classroom that broadens our students' understanding of the world around them.

For more than 85 years, the college has been attracting a wide variety of motivated students—many of them immigrants or the children of immigrants who wish to better their lives through a superb education. They come because of the college's renowned faculty of academics, professionals, and artists who are among the best in their field. They know they will be learning on a campus considered one of the most beautiful in the country, with well-equipped facilities, studios, smart classrooms, and production and practice rooms.

Student life at Brooklyn College is active, diverse, and multifaceted. Our students are engaged in more than 150 student clubs and organizations spanning a broad range of artistic, community, cultural, ethnic, media, religious, social action, and other special interests. More than one dozen fraternities and sororities bring Greek life to campus. Intramural sports are popular, and the college's award-winning basketball, cheerleading, cross country, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, and volleyball teams compete at the Division III level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Brooklyn College is made up of five schools:

  • Murray Koppelman School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
  • School of Visual, Media and Performing Arts

- Excerpt from CUNY Brooklyn's website.

Minimum TOEFL/IELTS Score

TOEFL: 80/120

IELTS: 6,5

Health Insurance

Health insurance is required of all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1 and J1 visas.

The Health Law Helper, created by Consumer Reports.org, is a very useful and simple guide to help with assessment and choice of health insurance options based on an individual's or family's circumstances.

Enroll UX 2014 "offers a scenario-based Design Reference Prototype and a detailed Design Specifications Manual for an online health insurance portal that will make it easier for people to understand the coverage they may be eligible for and will support their enrollment decision-making."

Kaiser's Health Insurance Marketplace Calculator illustrates premiums and government assistance under the Affordable Health Care Act.

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New York State and NYC Health Insurance Links

New York State and NYC Health Insurance Link allow you to compare the costs and benefits of selected health insurance plans. The websites also contain information on choosing an insurance plan, consumer protection, and insurance terms. The NYC link additionally takes you to health and hospitals corporation facilities, community and Department of Health centers, and other programs for mental health, dental, vision, and prescription drug assistance.

AccessNYC is a free service that identifies and screens more than 30 city, state, and federal human service benefit programs. You may use it anonymously or create an account if you wish to apply for programs online. Based on your answers, it will trigger you to investigate your eligibility for other likely benefits, such as food stamps, home energy assistance, etc.

Students may choose instead to subscribe to the insurance proposed by MICEFA, CHARTIS.  

Housing

Living on-campus:  On-campus housing is available on first-come first-served basis for undergraduate students. The Residence Hall at 1 Kenilworth Place provides residential living for students from Brooklyn College and other colleges. It is owned by New Brooklyn Development LLC and operated by RHBC Management LLC, both private companies. Brooklyn College is not involved in the management or operation of the Residence Hall.

Cost: $11,900.00-18,950.00 per year

Off-campus Housing: For students wanting to live near campus, the office offers referrals to the nearby Residence Hall as well as other housing sources in the Brooklyn area.

The office encourages students to build a community on campus and is focused on guiding students to campus resources that can assist with their matriculation at Brooklyn College.  

Please arrive early if you plan to look for off-campus housing.

Average Student Budget

The average budget per month is: $900+

Financial Resources

In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $7,000.00 per semester.