Brooklyn College is committed to helping its students transition from other institutions and into the Brooklyn College community. We understand that transferring can be a confusing process, but we are here to help you navigate through it. Many of our current students have transferred from other colleges and universities, and we are confident that the opportunities available to our students will be of great interest to you.
Admission to Brooklyn College is competitive. To apply for admission as a transfer student, you must have completed a minimum of 12 college-level credits from an accredited institution with at least a 2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale). You must provide official transcripts for all college-level work attempted or completed at all institutions attended and submit your application online at cuny.edu/apply. Before we proceed, let’s have a quick overview of the college.
Brooklyn College Overview
CUNY—Brooklyn College is a public university in Brooklyn, New York, founded in 1930. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 14,969 students (fall 2020), is located in an urban area, and covers 35 acres. The academic calendar is semester-based. Regional Universities North, #70, is CUNY—Brooklyn College’s ranking in the 2022 edition of Best Colleges. It charges $7,440 for in-state tuition and fees and $19,110 for out-of-state tuition and fees.
The school was founded as an extension of the City University of New York system and has since grown into a well-respected institution with a particularly strong reputation for its liberal arts programs.
Located on the western edge of Brooklyn, the college’s campus is within easy reach of Prospect Park and offers quick access to Manhattan via the subway. Students at Brooklyn College can choose from more than eighty academic majors and minors, including many unique programs such as electronic music composition and radio broadcasting.
The Brooklyn College Bulldogs compete in the NCAA Division III City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC). Popular sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, and tennis.
Brooklyn College Rankings
- #70 in North American Regional Universities (tie)
- #27 in the list of the best colleges for veterans (tie)
- #11 in Top Social Mobility Performers (tie)
- #18 in Top Public Schools (tie)
Brooklyn College Acceptance Rate
Admission to CUNY—Brooklyn College is competitive, with a 50% acceptance rate. Half of the Brooklyn College candidates have an SAT score of 1020 to 1180 or an ACT score of 22 to 29. However, one-fourth of approved applicants received scores higher than these ranges, while the other quarter received lower scores. CUNY-Brooklyn College charges a $65.00 application fee.
Brooklyn College Tuition & Financial Aid
CUNY—Brooklyn College tuition is $7,440 for in-state students and $19,110 for out-of-state students. CUNY—Brooklyn College is less expensive than the national average in-state tuition, which is $11,331. The tuition is less expensive for out-of-state students than the national average of $27,028 for out-of-state tuition.
Tuition and fees, generally known as the sticker price, are included in these statistics. Library services, student exercise facilities, student centers, technology resources, and campus health centers may all be covered by fees, which vary by university.
Incoming transfer students can apply for scholarships. Fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a state financial aid application for financial aid. Call the Office of Financial Aid at 718-951-5051 for further information.
Brooklyn College Transfer Application Requirements
- Minimum GPA: Applicants with 6 credits will receive a 2.0. Applicants with 7-14 credits receive a 2.5, while those with 15-23 credits receive a 2.25. 2.0 for applicants with 24 or more credits. 2.0 for applicants with an associate’s degree. The prerequisites for a higher GPA differ by major.
- Official Transcripts: If you have less than 30 credits or your former college is not authorized, you must submit high school transcripts. Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are necessary.
- SAT Scores: SAT/ACT scores are required if applying to the Teacher Academy or the Honors Academy
- Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation are required for Teacher Academy and Honors Academy applicants.
- Essay: Applicants to the Honors Academy must submit essays.
- Application Fee: Yes, a nonrefundable fee of $70 must accompany the application.
- Interview: Not required for admissions consideration.
- Other Requirements: Transfer students are not admitted if they have been rejected from another college for academic reasons. Applicants transferring from a CUNY community college must meet math, reading, and writing competency levels.
Who is a transfer student?
After graduating from high school or getting a GED, a transfer student has attended college, university, vocational school, or religious institution.
Can I submit my application directly to Brooklyn College?
No, you must submit your application online through the City University of New York’s website. If you need help with your application, you can visit the Office of Undergraduate Admission (222 West Quad Center) during regular office hours. All transcripts and documentation should also be sent to the University Application Processing Center listed on the application.
Do I have to submit transcripts from all schools attended?
What happens if I don’t report all previous institutions I have attended?
A student who has given incorrect information risks having their admission or degree canceled.
What if the post-secondary school I attended was not accredited? Do I still need to submit that official transcript?
Do you need my official high school transcript?
Official high school transcripts are necessary for applicants who have obtained fewer than 30 credits. Applicants who attended an unaccredited university may also be required to produce an official high school transcript.