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CUNY Brooklyn College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how CUNY Brooklyn College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is CUNY 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.

CUNY Brooklyn College was awarded 33 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education subject specific.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Brooklyn is ranked #735 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Brooklyn also holds the #84 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Brooklyn?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at CUNY Brooklyn College is a competitive 40%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 81% of students accepted to Brooklyn 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 CUNY Brooklyn College  ( 520 to 600 )

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

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CUNY Brooklyn College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, CUNY 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 CUNY 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 CUNY Brooklyn College

Freshmen Retention Rate

CUNY 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, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  23 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Brooklyn

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 14,689 undergraduates at Brooklyn with 10,786 being full-time and 3,903 being part-time.

Brooklyn Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Brooklyn 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 CUNY Brooklyn College Cost?

The overall average net price of Brooklyn 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

$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, 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, approximately 8% of students took out student loans averaging $4,692 a year. That adds up to $18,768 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Brooklyn 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 Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Brooklyn with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $43,900 in their early years. This is good news for future Brooklyn graduates since it is 10% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at CUNY Brooklyn College make the most money.

Location of CUNY Brooklyn College

CUNY Brooklyn College is a public institution located in Brooklyn, New York. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of CUNY Brooklyn College

Contact details for Brooklyn are given below.

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

CUNY Brooklyn College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 68 majors graduated from CUNY 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
Finance & Financial Management 100 NA
General Biology 100 $26,600
Other Health Professions 87 NA
Ethnic Studies 83 $29,200
Teacher Education Subject Specific 80 $37,200

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

Online Learning at Brooklyn

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 CUNY 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 CUNY Brooklyn College.

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