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Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1954
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 5,436
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $30,171,587
Admissions Address

720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, NY 11548-1300

Website

http://www.liu.edu

Admissions E-mail

enroll@cwpost.liu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 2.9
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Gary Bergman
Admissions office telephone: (516) 299-2900
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.liu.edu/cwpost Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A 2
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 4
History N/A 0
Academic electives N/A 0
Total academic units N/A 16

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: SAT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 6
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Considered
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Considered
Standardized test scores: Considered
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 76%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 76%
Total applicants: 5,726
Total acceptances: 4,346
Total freshman enrollment: 976
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 2,020
Male acceptances: 1,524
Male freshman enrollment: 384
 
Female applicants: 3,706
Female acceptances: 2,822
Female freshman enrollment: 592
Out-of-state freshmen: 14%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 7%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 27%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 61%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 31%
Average high school GPA: 2.9
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 91%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 92%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 440 – 550
Math: 440 – 550
Combined: 880 – 1100

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.6% 0.8%
600-699 7.8% 9.2%
500-599 38.5% 37.6%
400-499 45.8% 43.0%
300-399 7.0% 9.3%
200-299 0.3% 0.1%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 13%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 18 – 23

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.8% N/A N/A
24-29 19.2% N/A N/A
18-23 56.8% N/A N/A
12-17 22.4% N/A N/A
6-11 0.8% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A

 



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