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Brooklyn College of the City University of New York

Brooklyn, NY 4-Year Public

About Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York is a public, state school located in the urban setting of Brooklyn, NY, less than an hour from Manhattan.

Founded in 1930, the institution currently enrolls around 17,735 students a year, including 14,969 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

2021 Admissions Facts About Brooklyn College

Acceptance rate: 5%

Average GPA: 3.32

Mean ACT score: 26

Mean SAT score: 1095

Does not offer early decision.

Doesn't offer early action.

Get ready! The 2022 regular decision application deadline for Brooklyn College is February 1

All regular decision applicants should hear back February 1.

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Brooklyn College Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. Around 5 percent of all applicants are admitted to Brooklyn College each year. Out of 294,604 applications received, 14,655 students received an admissions offer.

The average high school GPA for a student at Brooklyn College is 3.32 /4.0. Admitted students have a mean score of 1095 on the SAT. The mean ACT scores is 26.

Is Brooklyn College a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 1,347 students who started at Brooklyn College as first-time freshman, 381 graduate within four years.

Brooklyn College's six-year graduation for undergrads is 54 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $14,725 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Brooklyn College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Brooklyn College a good school for YOU?

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Brooklyn College's application deadline is February 1. All applicants will receive an admissions decision by February 1.

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College Info

2900 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11210-2889

Campus Setting: Urban

Brooklyn College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Brooklyn College is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Brooklyn College is Feb 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Brooklyn College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Brooklyn College is like? There are approximately 17,580 students enrolled at Brooklyn College, including 14,406 undergraduate students and 3,174 graduate students. 71% percent of students attend school full-time, 98% percent are from NY and 2% percent of students are from other states.


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