Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Brooklyn College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Brooklyn College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Brooklyn College was awarded 2,086 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other dietetics and clinical nutrition services.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Brooklyn College as #754 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 160 colleges in New York, Brooklyn College is ranked at #78.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Brooklyn College?

Acceptance Rate

Brooklyn College has an acceptance rate of 50%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Brooklyn College.

Average Test Scores

About 97% of students accepted to Brooklyn College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 580. Math scores were between 520 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Brooklyn College  ( 500 to 580 )

SAT Math Scores for Brooklyn College  ( 520 to 600 )
Brooklyn College received ACT scores from 3% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Brooklyn College  ( 22 to 29 )

Learn more about Brooklyn College admissions.

Brooklyn College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, Brooklyn College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Brooklyn College is 38%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  38 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Brooklyn College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Brooklyn College has a freshmen retention rate of 82%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  82 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College have a four-year graduation rate of 29%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  29 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Brooklyn College.

Brooklyn College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 14,969 undergraduates at Brooklyn College with 11,401 being full-time and 3,568 being part-time.

How Much Does Brooklyn College Cost?

The overall average net price of Brooklyn College is $2,683. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Brooklyn College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$1,106 $2,898 $7,317 $9,114 $13,023

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Brooklyn College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Brooklyn College, approximately 5% of students took out student loans averaging $5,745 a year. That adds up to $22,980 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Brooklyn College is 5.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Brooklyn College Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Brooklyn College make around $43,900 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Brooklyn College graduates since it is 10% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Brooklyn College make the most money.

Location of Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College is a public institution situated in Brooklyn, New York. Brooklyn is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for Brooklyn College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2900 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11210
Phone: 718-951-5000

Brooklyn College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 61 majors graduated from Brooklyn College. Of these students, 3,023 received undergraduate degrees and 961 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 522 $27,760
Business Administration & Management 466 $38,398
Accounting 269 $45,545
Teacher Education Grade Specific 207 $33,993
Computer Information Systems 152 $53,358
General Biology 120 $25,194
Finance & Financial Management 104 $36,141
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 103 $31,616
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 101 $26,739
Ethnic Studies 91 $31,879

Learn more about the majors offered at Brooklyn College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Brooklyn College

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 17,723 students took at least one online class at Brooklyn College. This is an increase from the 1,178 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 17,723 17,596
2018-2019 1,178 55
2017-2018 1,493 67
2016-2017 1,152 50
2015-2016 1,208 63

Learn more about online learning at Brooklyn College.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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