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CW Post Campus of Long Island University

Contact Information 
Long Island University - C.W. Post Campus
720 Northern Blvd
Brookville, NY 11548
800-LIU-PLAN (toll free)
516-299-2137 (fax)

    Long Island University - C.W. Post Campus

About the College 
Nestled in a historic suburban community on over 300 acres in the north shore of Long Island, C.W. Post Campus is part of Long Island University. This historic neighborhood is also well known as the Gold Coast and has been the subject of many novels and movies. The campus location is ideal. It is located just minutes from world class beaches, stimulating entertainment and fantastic restaurants. It is also a short drive from the city lights of New York City.

Founded in 1954, C.W. Post Campus is an extension of Long Island University. It was formed to accommodate the growing need for education of World War II veterans that lived in Nassau County. The site of the campus is located on the former estate of the Post family. The campus was named after Mr. Charles Post, the founder of the Post Cereal Company.

Today, the campus is a unique blend of the old and the new. It has been recognized as one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. It has beautiful historic mansions (the homes of Marjorie Merriweather Post of Post Cereal and the home of EF Hutton, financial wizard) for all to explore and learn about the history of these two famous families. There is also a world renowned arboretum which has over 4000 trees, breathtaking gardens, nature trails and some of the greenest lawns you will ever see. The nice thing is that it is not only available for students and faculty, but the public also is allowed access to all of the walking trails. It is a tour that will amaze viewers. There is a 100 year old White Oak tree to see as well as Copper Beeches that were planted in the 1900s. There are also thousands and thousands of Tulips and Daffodils to discover all over the campus. It is a wonderful feast for the eyes that you don't want to miss.

C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University offers over 200 degree curriculums for all types of students from those that live on campus full time, to full time students who commute and those seeking continuing education programs. CW Post offers something for everyone. They offer their students state of the art laboratories, library, multimedia arts and computer science centers. They are a university that offers something for everyone.

C.W. Post Campus activities don’t end at just the academics. They are well known for their excellent and unique art and cultural activities hosting over 200 events yearly from plays and recitals to dances and concerts as well as art exhibits and lectures that is open to the public. They sport a multi-million dollar recreational facility that has something for athletes, faculty and students.

The campus is well known for its Cooperative Education Program as well. The program blends education with on the job training in the field of study. This makes it possible for students to attend academics full time and work part time for credit. They also have a plan that allows students to work for a semester and not lose their financial aid. This allows students to go out and work in the field that are working to get their degree in. What a better way to learn about your field of study.

C.W. Post Campus prides itself on providing excellent education to people from all backgrounds. They open their doors for those in the community so that everyone has access to the wonderful cultural experiences offered through their many programs. It is a great institution that allows students to seek out knowledge, expand their thinking and find a career that will allow them to make their mark on the world.
Degrees Offered:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree
Other College Details:
  • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Suburb: Large
  • Housing on Campus: Yes

Enrollment - Fall 2006 
Total Enrollment Undergraduate
8,137 5,207

Undergraduate Attendance Status
Part Time Full Time
651 4,556

Undergraduate Student Gender
Men Women
1,999 3,208

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity
White Black Hispanic Asian American
3,072 572 468 156 0 208 4,478

Undergraduate Student Age
24 years of age or Younger 25 years of age or Over
781 729

General College Information 
Special Learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
  • Teacher certification
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
Carnegie Classification
  • Doctoral/Research Universities
Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career counseling service
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
Religious Affiliation
  • Not applicable
Federal Aid
  • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Credit Accepted
  • Dual credit
  • Credit for life experiences
  • Advanced placement (AP) credits

Estimated Student Expenses (Before Aid) 
Prices for Undergraduate Academic year

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2008-2009 2007-2008 2006-2007 2005-2006
Tuition and fees$0$0$25,750$24,550$22,100
Books and supplies$0$0$675$650$625
Living Arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$0$0$9,512$9,430$9,360
Off Campus
Room and board$0$0$10,480$9,916$8,700
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20092008-20092007-20082006-20072005-2006
On Campus$0$0$38,508$36,773$34,147
Off Campus$0$0$39,390$37,203$33,507
Off Campus with Family$0$0$30,547$29,322$26,847

Note: Expenses data applies to first time full time degree (or certificate) seeking students.
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