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Brooklyn College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Brooklyn College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Brooklyn College Ranked?

2021 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 33 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education subject specific.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Brooklyn College as #735 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Brooklyn College is also ranked #84 out of 132 schools in New York.

See all of the rankings for Brooklyn College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Brooklyn College?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Brooklyn College you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 40%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 81% 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 520 and 600. Math scores were between 530 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Brooklyn College  ( 520 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Brooklyn College  ( 530 to 610 )
Brooklyn College received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students.

Learn more about Brooklyn College admissions.

Brooklyn College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Brooklyn College, this ratio is 16 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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 39%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  39 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

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 23% for first-time, full-time students at Brooklyn College, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  23 out of 100

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

Good Overall Diversity at Brooklyn College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 14,978 undergraduates at Brooklyn College with 11,142 being full-time and 3,836 being part-time.

Brooklyn College Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Brooklyn College is 74.32 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  74.32 out of 100
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How Much Does Brooklyn College Cost?

The overall average net price of Brooklyn College is $3,000. 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 +
$1,463 $3,379 $7,673 $9,966 $13,376

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Brooklyn College, approximately 5% of students took out student loans averaging $6,551 a year. That adds up to $26,204 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Brooklyn College is 5.5%. 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College make about $43,900 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. 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

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

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Location of Brooklyn College

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 62 majors graduated from Brooklyn College. Of these students, 2,913 received undergraduate degrees and 1,103 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
Business Administration & Management 530 $33,800
General Psychology 500 $27,700
Accounting 258 $38,800
Teacher Education Grade Specific 187 $27,700
Computer Information Systems 136 $47,500
General Biology 100 $26,600
Finance & Financial Management 100 NA
Other Health Professions 87 NA
Ethnic Studies 83 $29,200
Teacher Education Subject Specific 80 $37,200

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 learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 1,493 students took at least one online class at Brooklyn College. This is an increase from the 1,152 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,493 67
2016-2017 1,152 50
2015-2016 1,208 63
2014-2015 1,006 65
2013-2014 3,971 787

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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