LIU Brooklyn
  1 University Plaza
  Brooklyn, NY 11201
  (718) 488-1011

LIU Post
  720 Northern Blvd
  Brookville, NY 11548
  (516) 299-2900

The LIU Story

Long Island University (LIU) was founded in 1926 in Brooklyn, N.Y., under the guiding principle of educating and empowering men and women from all walks of life. LIU has grown into one of the nation’s largest private universities, and remains committed to the educational needs and interests of its diverse student body. LIU offers more than 500 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs and certificates, educating more than 20,000 students each year across multiple campuses. The University continuously strives to cultivate and expand academic, professional, artistic, and co-curricular opportunities.

The university expanded in 1951, when it purchased the estate of Mrs. Joseph P. Davis – better known as Marjorie Merriweather Post – to better meet the educational needs of the growing number of families moving to the suburbs. Just 25 miles east of New York City on Long Island’s idyllic Gold Coast, LIU Post is a scenic, historic, and scholarly campus that offers a small-school environment, but with the access and resources of a major metropolitan university. Ranked a “Best Regional University” by U.S. News and World Report, LIU Post offers more than 200 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and certificate programs. The campus is a leader in cultivating entrepreneurial spirit in our students through a high-tech startup incubator and student-run businesses that include a full-service clothing boutique, treat shop, and sports lounge. LIU Post’s 307-acre grounds is home to the world-renowned Tilles Center for the Performing Arts and the new Bethpage Federal Credit Union Stadium, where students, alumni, family, and friends gather to cheer on the Pioneers’ top ranked NCAA Division II athletics programs.

LIU Brooklyn continues to enable students to realize their full potential as ethically grounded, intellectually vigorous, and socially responsible global citizens. The campus offers more professional programs in health care than any other single campus in the New York metropolitan area, including the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy & Health Science (the first College of Pharmacy in the state of New York) and the Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing, the only university-based academic nursing center in Brooklyn. The School of Nursing boasts a state-of the-art simulation learning laboratory, made possible through a generous gift from the Heilbrunn family, where nursing students actively participate in on-campus intensive learning immersion scenarios. LIU Brooklyn is also home to Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, a dynamic, state-of-the-art performance venue designed to nourish students’ artistic exploration while providing the community with greater access to an exciting range of professional performances.

LIU Global offers a one-of-a-kind bachelor’s degree education without borders. LIU Global’s immersive learning experience spans eight countries on four continents, preparing students for careers as global leaders in business, policy, humanitarian relief, social entrepreneurship, economic development, and environmental sustainability. 

From the shores of Long Island, to the epicenter of business and tech innovation in Brooklyn, to the far corners of the world, LIU offers a unique college experience for every student seeking academic enrichment and professional opportunity. Upon graduation, our students join a community of more than 200,000 alumni to become global leaders in fields that include the arts, health sciences, media, education, pharmacy, business, technology, public service, and professional sports.

LIU's Mission

Long Island University's mission is to provide excellence and access in private higher education to people from all backgrounds who seek to expand their knowledge and prepare themselves for meaningful, educated lives and for service to their communities and the world.

Founding Date
LIU was founded in 1926.

LIU’s motto is Urbi et Orbi – “To the City and to the World.”

Awards and Accolades

  • LIU Post and LIU Brooklyn have both been named to the President’s Community Service Honor Roll.
  • LIU has been named a Military-Friendly School by G.I. Jobs, and was named to U.S. Veterans Magazine’s list of “Top Veteran-Friendly Schools.
  • LIU Post and LIU Brooklyn are both rated “Best for Vets” among the nation’s business schools by Military Times.
  • LIU Post’s College of Management has been named to the Princeton Review’s list of “The Best Business Schools” for 13 consecutive years.
  • LIU Post’s School of Health Professions and Nursing’s nutrition program was rated one of the top 3 nutrition programs in NYC by whatdegreeshouldiget.org.
  • LIU Brooklyn is ranked as the nation’s Best School for Health Professional Majors by Payscale.com.
  • LIU Brooklyn is ranked as one of the top 50 Colleges in the Northeast for Salary Potential by Payscale.com.
  • LIU Brooklyn’s Speech-Language Pathology Program is ranked eighth in the nation by graduateprograms.com.
  • LIU Brooklyn has been named to Payscale.com’s Top 10 Colleges for Producing Graduates Who Make the World a Better Place.
  • LIU Brooklyn’s Mental Health Counseling Program is ranked as one of the top 25 mental health programs by graduateprograms.com.


In addition to university-wide accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, LIU’s schools, colleges, and individual degree programs are recognized by many specialized accreditation boards, including the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, the American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.


More than 500 full-time professors teach at LIU, with a significant majority holding the highest degree in their respective fields. The faculty includes numerous Fulbright Scholars, and in 2014, LIU was one of just nine master’s institutions nationwide to have four Fulbright professors teaching abroad. LIU’s faculty also includes Academy Award winners, prominent journalists, award-winning authors, leading scientists whose research has contributed to significant medical advances, and many more experienced and accomplished professionals.


(All data as of 2014-15)
Total Enrollment: 18,621
Undergraduate: 12,042
Graduate: 6,579
Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1

LIU has an active network of more than 200,000 alumni, including leaders and innovators in industries across the globe:

  • Robert F. Arning, Vice Chair, Market Development, KPMG 
  • Steve J. Bandrowczak, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Hewlett Packard
  • Manuel Barron, Chairman of the Board, Barron’s Educational Series, Inc.
  • John Collins, Chief Operating Officer, National Hockey League
  • James Flanagan, Partner, US Financial Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Peter Gibson, CEO, Knowledgent
  • Bunny Hoest, legendary writer of several cartoon series, including The Lockhorns
  • Brian Kilmeade, news anchor, radio host, and author
  • David Kline, Senior Vice President of Technology and Chief Information Officer, Viacom Inc. 
  • Sarabeth Levine, Pastry Chef and Owner, Sarabeth’s Kitchen
  • Howard Lorber, President and CEO, Vector Group; Chairman, Douglas Elliman Real Estate; Chairman, Nathan's Famous  
  • Manouch Moshayedi, Founder, Chairman and CEO, sTec inc.
  • Bill Nuti, Chairman, CEO and President, NCR Corporation
  • Rosemarie Roser, Vice President and Controller, National Football League
  • Beth Shaw, Founder and CEO, Yogafit (world’s largest yoga fitness education school)
  • Dieter Weinand, CEO, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals
  • Gary Winnick, Founder, Global Crossings


LIU Brooklyn
Colors: Black and Silver
Nickname: Blackbirds
Mascot: Brooklyn Blackbird
Teams: 17
National Affiliation:
NCAA Division I
Conference: Northeast Conference

LIU Post
Colors: Green and Gold
Nickname: Pioneers
Mascot: The Pioneer
Teams: 22
National Affiliation:
NCAA Division II
Conference: East Coast Conference

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