Brooklyn College
#116 Overall Influence#1381 Desirability Rank

Brooklyn College

Senior college of the City University of New York, located in Brooklyn

Brooklyn College, a component part of the City University of New York (CUNY) with a student body of around 1,850, was founded in 1930.

The Division of Graduate Studies was established in 1935. Today, the college offers more than 70 graduate-level programs in humanities, fine and performing arts, natural sciences, math and computer science, social sciences, and education.Brooklyn College also offers an eight-year MD degree program in affiliation with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

The main campus is located in New York City’s Borough of Brooklyn, an area known for innovation, culture, and the arts. Brooklyn College also boasts a history of intellectual freedom and academic excellence, providing a distinctive and affordable education to students from all backgrounds.

Two Brooklyn College associated persons have won the Nobel Prize:

In addition, the mathematician Paul Cohen, a Brooklyn College alumnus, was a Fields Medal recipient.

Other notable Brooklyn College faculty members and alumni include:

Brooklyn College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

20,936

Acceptance

44%

Graduation Rate

51%

Median SAT Score

1150

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$6,730

Fees (in-state)

$510

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$48,800

Employed

86%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

15K

Under-Grads

12K

Graduates

2K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

2900 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn NY 11210

What is Brooklyn College known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#39 World Rank #21 USA Rank
Psychology
#43 World Rank #25 USA Rank
Anthropology
#40 World Rank #30 USA Rank
Political Science
#61 World Rank #31 USA Rank
Literature
#89 World Rank #35 USA Rank
Philosophy
#79 World Rank #42 USA Rank
History
#96 World Rank #49 USA Rank
Economics
#97 World Rank #50 USA Rank
Sociology
#87 World Rank #58 USA Rank
Education
#71 World Rank #61 USA Rank
Business
#109 World Rank #82 USA Rank
Social Work
#180 World Rank #88 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#189 World Rank #94 USA Rank
Biology
#260 World Rank #98 USA Rank
Mathematics
#202 World Rank #102 USA Rank
Computer Science
#296 World Rank #106 USA Rank
Physics
#312 World Rank #114 USA Rank
Chemistry
#256 World Rank #130 USA Rank
Medical
#167 World Rank #131 USA Rank
Communications

Other areas of influence

#71 World Rank #57 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#88 World Rank #48 USA Rank
Law
#468 World Rank #276 USA Rank
Nursing
#572 World Rank #216 USA Rank
Engineering

Influential People

Who are Brooklyn College's Most influential alumni?

Brooklyn College's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Psychology, Political Science, and Anthropology. Brooklyn College’s most academically influential people include Alan Dershowitz, Sidney Mintz, and Israel Kirzner.

Alan Dershowitz
Alan Dershowitz

American lawyer, author

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Sidney Mintz

American anthropologist

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Israel Kirzner
Israel Kirzner

American economist

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Seymour Benzer
Seymour Benzer

American geneticist

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Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks

American director, writer, actor, and producer

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Stanley Milgram
Stanley Milgram

American social psychologist

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James Franco
James Franco

American actor, writer, producer, director, and teacher

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Walter Block
Walter Block

Austrian School economist and prominent anarcho-capitalist

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Philip Zimbardo
Philip Zimbardo

American social psychologist, author of Stanford Prison Experiment

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Bhikkhu Bodhi
Bhikkhu Bodhi

American Buddhist monk and scholar

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David Geffen

American record executive, film producer, theatrical producer, and philanthropist

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Paule Marshall

Novelist

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