“Beyond the Guidebook” College Representative Questionnaire


9/17/2018 @ 12:40 pm

Name of College:

Long Island University (LIU - Post)

Name of Representative:

Colette Cook

Email Address:


Phone Number:


College Web Page:


Please give some examples of high profile events

held on campus last year  (i.e. concerts. speakers, political debates, etc.):        

Tilles Center (2,200 seat concert hall)

Pop singers, orchestras, off-Broadway

Master classes for performing art/music/film/dance

What percentage of students stay on campus during the weekends?

50-70%: 50/50 commuter/residency

Events on weekends and at night.

New initiatives on campus and/or institutional goals?

Strong revamp from campus life for night weekend activities.

What is something you might find at the school that may not exist at any other school?

Close proximity to NYC but quiet, neighborhood campus. Global Program

If located outside of New England, what New England area schools is your institution similar to?

Post-similar to Merrimack/Stonehill

Brooklyn - Smaller Northeastern.

What is the distance to the nearest big city? And what is that city?

40 min. train/30 min. drive to NYC. Long Island RR stop close to campus. LIU Brooklyn is in downtown Brooklyn

What is the approximate distance from Westborough, driving and/or flying?

3.5 hour drive

What are your most popular majors?

Theatre Arts/Music, Business, Health Sciences

What are your newest and/or most unique majors?

Arts Management, Speech Pathology, Sports Management

What majors are you hoping to grow?

Adding more Dual-Certifications. Currently have many in Education and Business.

Will applying “undecided” for a major affect a student’s chances for acceptance?

Not at all!!  We let you take until the end of Sophomore year! Your Academic Advisor will meet w/ every student 8-10 times a year!

Is there a statistical advantage to applying early decision or early action?

No. We have Rolling Admissions.

If interviews are required or recommended, where and by whom are they conducted?

No. Only for Global Program.

Are students automatically considered for merit scholarships with the application to the school?

Yes. No separate app. necessary.

What percentage of demonstrated financial aid do you meet?

Is there anything else a student should know that they will not easily find in a guidebook or online?

Promise Coaches - Every student has one.

academic, career, study abroad, internships, campus life and housing all rolled into one person.

  • One stop shop mentality.
  • Centrally located in Student Center.
  • Work with students one-on-one all four years.