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2 LIU POST: WHERE YOU WANT TO BE. FIRST-CLASS LOCATION Best of both worlds location a large, picturesque campus in one of Long Island s most elite suburbs, yet in close proximity to New York City FACTS AND FIGURES Location: Brookville, New York Nearest city: New York City, 32 km by car or train Institution type: Private University Student population: 7,874 (4,429 undergraduate; 2,697 graduate; 748 international students from more than 50 countries) Campus setting: Suburban Year founded: 1954 Campus size: 1.24 km 2 At LIU Post, you ll find the best of both worlds: a small school environment within 35km of New York City. LIU Post students also enjoy access to the broader resources of Long Island University - a multi-campus doctoral institution that educates more than 24,000 students and boasts a network of more than 191,000 alumni. Boston HOW TO GET TO NEW YORK CITY Getting to and from New York City is fast and easy. Take a shuttle van, which is free to all registered students, to the train station. It takes about 10 minutes from campus to the train station, and the train ($9-$12.50 USD each way) to Manhattan is 50 minutes. More information at New York Boston New York Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. BRONX BRONX MANHATTAN MANHATTANQUEENS JFK AIRPORT BROOKLYN QUEENS JFK AIRPORT BROOKLYN Get to New York City by train in 50 minutes for as little as $9
3 Find out more about LIU Post at universitiesintheusa.com/liu OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED Small class sizes Academic and career support RECENT RANKINGS U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2013 : #123 regional university in north of USA U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools 2014: Best Graduate Business Schools Best Public Affairs programs Best Part-time MBA program #139 Clinical Psychology program LIU Post is a doctoral-level university comprising seven schools and colleges, nationally accredited degree programs, distinguished centers and institutes, a renowned research library, and a full-time faculty of 330 scholars, researchers, scientists, artists, and humanitarians. LIU Post offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in business, education, liberal arts and sciences, health professions and nursing, information and computer science, and visual and performing arts. Although LIU Post is home to 8,700 students, we have made it our top priority to keep our classes small, averaging only 15 to 20 students. You are never just a number here. Instead, you are part of a learning community that deeply values the exchange of ideas and interaction that can only be achieved in intimate class settings. #197 Fine Arts program #39 Library and Information Studies program #442 Nursing program #187 Social Work program #204 Speech-Language Pathology program FACTS AND FIGURES Average class size: 20 students Student/faculty ratio: 12:1 Intakes: July (ESL only), September and January every year 82% of graduates are in relevant employment within six months 983 Graduate degrees awarded in undergraduate degrees awarded in full-time faculty 90% of faculty hold highest degree in field 9 on-campus dining locations 80 student groups and clubs 5 performance spaces 70+ performances at LIU Tilles Center 15 NCAA Division II teams 1 online resource for off-campus housing liu.edu/post/reslife webdata.liu.edu/ochousing/ liu.edu/post/clubs Accreditation LIU Post is accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. In addition, all of the academic programs are accredited by the most prestigious organizations in their fields, including AACSB International accreditation for the business program. The Princeton Review annually ranks LIU Post in its Top Regional Universities list. For more information, visit: liu.edu/post/accreditations
4 LIU POST: WHERE YOU WANT TO BE. UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS Over 80 concentrations with many accelerated (or dual) degrees combining bachelor s and master s studies College of Education, Information and Technology Adolescence Education (7-12) in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, French, Italian, Mathematics, Social Studies, Spanish Art Education (Birth to Grade 12) Childhood Education (1-6) Early Childhood Education (B-12) Music Education (B-12) Computer Science Information Management and Technology Information Systems Health and Physical Education Health Education Health Education and Physical Education Physical Education Speech-language Pathology and Audiology College of Liberal Arts and Sciences American Studies Applied Mathematics with Computer Science Biology Chemistry Comparative Languages Criminal Justice Economics English French Geography Geology History Interdisciplinary Studies* International Studies Italian Mathematics Philosophy Physics Political Science Psychology Sociology Spanish College of Management Accountancy Finance Health Care Administration International Business Management Marketing Public Administration School of Health Professions and Nursing Biomedical Sciences: Clinical Laboratory Science Biomedical Technology Health Sciences Nutrition Radiologic Technology* Social Work Visual and Performing Arts Acting* Art Art History & Theory Arts Management* Art Therapy Dance Studies* Digital Art and Design* Electronic Media (Broadcasting)* Film Instrumental Performance* Print and Electronic Journalism* Music* Photography Public Relations Theatre Arts* Vocal Performance* ACCELERATED PROGRAMS Earn a Bachelor s degree and a Master s degree in five years. Accountancy (B.S./M.S.) Accountancy/Business Administration (B.S./M.B.A.) Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12) in: English (B.S./M.A.), Applied Mathematics (B.S./M.S.), Spanish (B.S./M.A.) Business Administration (B.S./M.B.A.) Criminal Justice (B.A./M.S.) Health Care Administration (B.S./M.P.A.) History/Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12) (Pedagogy only) (B.A./M.S.) Information Management and Technology/ Information Technology Education (B.S./M.S.) Information Systems (B.S./M.S.) International Studies/Business Administration (B.A./M.B.A.) Nutrition (B.S./M.S.) Political Science (B.A./M.A.) Political Science/Public Administration (B.A./M.P.A.) Public Administration (B.S./M.P.A.) PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS Pre-Engineering Math Pre-Engineering Physics Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Respiratory Therapy *Special departmental requirements apply for admission. Contact SG Admissions Manager for details.
5 Find out more about LIU Post at universitiesintheusa.com/liu GRADUATE PROGRAMS Over 70 graduate programs offer you the most advanced curriculum and methods of learning The programs are taught by accomplished faculty who are practicing professionals. The following are Master s degrees and specializations within degree programs. College of Education, Information and Technology Adolescence Education (Pedagogy only) Adolescence Education: Biology, English, Mathematics, Earth Science, Social Studies, Spanish Middle Childhood Education: Biology, English, Mathematics, Earth Science, Social Studies, Spanish Art Education (Birth to Grade 12) Childhood Education (1-6) Childhood Education/Special Education (1-6) Childhood Education/Teaching Literacy (B-6) Clinical Mental Health Counseling Early Childhood Education (B-2) Educational Technology (Blended Learning; Non-certification) Information Studies Information Systems Interdisciplinary Educational Studies Library and Information Science Library and Information Science/School Library Media (Blended Learning) Literacy (B-6) Management Engineering Music Education (B-12) Public Library Administration School Counselor School District Business Leader Speech-Language Pathology TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Applied Behavior Analysis Applied Mathematics Behavior Analysis Biology Criminal Justice Earth Science English Environmental Sustainability (also Blended Learning) Genetic Counseling History Interdisciplinary Studies Mathematics for Secondary School Teacher Political Science Psychology Psychology, Clinical College of Management Accountancy (Blended Learning) Business Administration (M.B.A., J.D./M.B.A.) Health Care Administration Non-Profit Management Public Administration Taxation (Blended Learning) School of Health Professions and Nursing Clinical Laboratory Management Clinical Laboratory Science Dietetic Internship Forensic Social Work Gerontology Medical Biology Nutrition Social Work School of Visual and Performing Arts Art Art Education (B-12) Clinical Art Therapy Digital Game Design and Development Fine Arts and Design Interactive Multimedia Arts Music Music Education (B-12) Theatre
6 LIU POST: WHERE YOU WANT TO BE. VIBRANT CAMPUS LIFE: FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES Considered one of the most beautiful campuses in America, LIU Post is shaped by three historic mansions, 56 modern buildings, 4,000 trees, magnificent formal gardens, sprawling green lawns, and nature trails. It is also home to the renowned Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Steinberg Museum of Art and the Institute for Arts and Culture. A Selection of Fitness Resources New 7,200m 2 athletic center 0.28km 2 of playing fields Eight lane swimming pool Three court gymnasium for basketball Racquetball courts Elevated Mondo-X indoor jogging track Classes: yoga, Pilates, Zumba, abs, totalbody conditioning Club sports: ice hockey, equestrian, crew, dance Selection of Visual and Performing Arts Facilities 2,200 seat concert hall 490-seat recital hall Cinema and two theaters TV and radio stations Two newsrooms Interactive Multimedia Arts Lab Music Technology Lab International Student Services Dedicated office and advisory staff, social events, adjustment workshops, visa guidance, ESL program, special orientation program. Student Clubs and Organizations Nearly 100 student clubs and organizations, including drama/theater group, music groups, newspaper, and radio station. International student organizations: Caribbean Culture Club; Chinese Students Association; International Students Business Association; Italian Culture Club; Korean Student Association; Latin American Student Organization; Muslim Student Association; Russian Speaking Community; Taiwan Student Association Over 200 on-campus events are held each year, including music from some of the world s leading artists Sports College Athletics Division II - 15 NCAA men s and women s teams Library Over 2 million volumes, 49,000 periodicals, and 280 online databases M.B.A. students have access to the nationally recognized Center for Business Research on campus. Computers 500 available for student use as well as networked smart classrooms. Security Services 24-hour foot, bicycle and vehicle patrols, late night walking escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted walkways, residence entry card system, crime prevention programs, personal safety workshops. STUDENT ACCOMMODATION More than 1,940 students live on campus in residence halls and suites. Eight residence halls are tailored to individual needs. Residence halls accommodate from 40 to 380 students. Some are traditional-style, offering two-, three-, or four-person rooms that open onto a common hallway. All share a large bathroom. Every residence hall offers lounges for relaxation or study, as well as snack areas with vending machines and convection ovens, and fully equipped laundry rooms. Student Meal Plan Unlimited daily access to the residential restaurant, and one weekday lunch at the express restaurant $125 Dining Dollars per semester for use at any on-campus dining facility (extra Dining Dollars can be purchased at any time) Meal options available include: American main meals, ethnically inspired foods, vegetarian selections, continental breakfast, soups, sandwiches, pizza, and salads
7 Find out more about LIU Post at universitiesintheusa.com/liu 82% of graduates are in relevant employment within six months CAREER SUCCESS LIU Post boasts a superb support network of academic resources and experienced advisors ready to help you succeed. Professional academic and career advisors, student and faculty mentors, tutors, and club advisors will help position you for success in your career. CO-OPS, INTERNSHIPS AND FIELDWORK At LIU Post, you ll gain experience in your field before you even graduate. Co-op, internship and fieldwork opportunities range from placements at top companies or government agencies, to the chance to conduct research or study abroad. With LIU Post s close proximity to New York City, internships and other off-campus work experiences abound, helping you build your résumé and your professional network. Additionally, curricular and optional practical training (CPT and OPT) are available to international students. Recent internship placements include Chanel; CNN; Condé Nast; Deloitte & Touche; MTV; NBC Universal; Pricewaterhouse Coopers; The United Nations; The New York Times; UBS. Our students earn an average of $2,500-$4,000 per semester through internships and co-ops. CAREER PREPARATION Students at LIU Post are fully prepared to meet the workforce upon graduation. Career services Cooperative education, on-campus recruitment events, internships, resume critiques, networking events, counseling services, job interviewing workshops, career fairs, online job search assistance. There s no limit to what you can do with your LIU degree. Notable alumni include the former CEO of Yahoo, the CEO of Turner Broadcasting, the entrepreneur who brought Pokémon to the United States, the developer of modern prenatal screening, the producer of Super Bowl XXXVII, and Golden Globe nominee actor John Leguizamo. Companies that frequently hire graduates include: Deloitte & Touche; Ernst & Young; Fidelity; Jet Blue; KPMG; Latino Sports Marketing; Madison Square Garden; NYU Medical Center; Pulte Homes; Suffolk County Police Department; US Customs.
8 Find out more about LIU Post at universitiesintheusa.com/liu INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADMISSIONS ENGLISH ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Undergraduate programs Direct entry: Minimum official score of TOEFL ibt 75, IELTS 6.0 or Pearson PTE 50 Admissions through ESL Transition program: Minimum equivalent of TOEFL ibt 38/IELTS 4.0 (no official score required) Graduate programs Direct entry to most programs: TOEFL ibt 79, IELTS 6.5 and Pearson PTE 58. Direct entry to MBA, Pre-MBA, M.S. Accounting, M.S. Taxation, Master of Public Administration, MPA Healthcare Administration, M.S. Clinical Laboratory Management/Science, and all Nursing programs: TOEFL ibt 85/IELTS 7.0 Admissions through ESL Transition program: Minimum official score of TOEFL ibt 56/IELTS 5.5 Graduate students with a lower English level can complete an 8-12 week English course at an Embassy language school in the USA before acceptance to the on-campus ESL Transition Program, with no official TOEFL/IELTS score required. ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Undergraduate programs GPA 2.5 Graduate programs GPA 3.0 for most graduate programs; 2.8 for MPA and MPA Healthcare Administration; 2.75 for MBA and M.S. Nutrition; 2.5 for M.S. Management Engineering, and all master s programs in Education, Counseling, and Speech-Language Pathology Graduate admission tests/documentation GMAT for MBA, M.S. Accounting, M.S. Taxation; GMAT recommended, but not required for entry to Pre-MBA. GRE for M.A. Psychology, M.A. Speech-Language Pathology, M.S. Library and Information Science (may be required for M.A. Political Science); GRE required only if GPA below 3.0 for M.A. Music, M.A. Music Education, M.S. Mental Health Counseling and M.S. School Counselor. Electronic portfolio/video audition for School of Visual and Performing Arts. Writing sample for M.A. Clinical Art Therapy and M.A. English. REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION Completed application form, signed parent/guardian agreement, full transcripts of all qualifications including certificate or diploma of school leaving, student essay, bank statement, photocopy of passport, TOEFL/ IELTS certificate (if applicable), photocopy of current I-20 (if applicable). SPECIAL ESL TRANSITION PROGRAM Undergraduate and Graduate Transition Programs available Usually one or two semesters duration Curriculum includes language acquisition (listening, speaking, writing, etc.), academic preparation (library mentoring program, tutoring services, labs, test taking skills, note taking) and cultural adaptation Opportunity to co-enroll in academic credit courses while improving English proficiency No official TOEFL or IELTS score needed for Undergraduate Transition applicants Undergraduate Transition Program students are issued a five-year I-20 immigration document ESL only fast-track option in the summer semester for Undergraduate and Graduate students PRE-MBA BRIDGE PROGRAM Non-degree program where students earn the additional 30 credits needed to equate their three-year bachelor s degree to a four-year US bachelor s degree. This program offers the equivalent of the fourth year of undergraduate coursework necessary to start the MBA Master s curriculum. GMAT is recommended but not required. Completion of the Bridge Program does not guarantee students acceptance into the MBA Program. Students must formally apply for admission into the MBA program. TO APPLY Online Download and complete the application form at Locally Submit your completed application form and supplemental documents to your local educational representative. By mail Send your completed application form and supplemental materials, including copies of relevant documents, passport, and English language qualifications, when needed, to: Study Group, LIU Admissions, 330 Seventh Avenue, Floor 2, New York, NY 10001, USA T: E: * U * 17473U 01/14