Long Island University – Brooklyn campus (LIU) is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution of higher education in the U.S. state of New York
Long Island University – Brooklyn campus is the University’s first permanent site, established in 1926. The campus, located at the intersection of Flatbush and DeKalb Avenues (across the street from Junior’s restaurant), includes the former Brooklyn Paramount Theater, the world’s first theater built specifically for talking pictures. The theater, which abuts the original core campus, was bought in 1960 by LIU and converted into a gymnasium in 1963. Parts of the theater’s balcony were used as lecture rooms. The theater, containing its original Wurlitzer organ, was used as a basketball court for the Brooklyn campus’ Blackbirds’ home basketball games until the Athletic, Recreation & Wellness Center(designed by Arquitectonica) was built. The New York Times recognized it as one of the most diverse campuses in the United States and is home to the prestigious George Polk Awards in journalism.
All campuses offering undergraduate education utilize what is called the “Long Island University Plan”. The main components of the plan consists of (1) expanded academic and personal counseling from the students’ first year to graduation; (2) enhanced academic and career opportunities that gives students decisive advantages in career fields of their choice by providing an option for professional employment and “special” semesters that build professional connections, credentials, and experience; and (3) essential literacies that develop the students’ analytic and writing skills that familiarizes them with the fundamental languages of culture and science.
LIU Brooklyn includes:
- LIU Pharmacy, the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, one of the largest and oldest pharmacy schools in the United States.
- LIU Global (formerly Global College)
- School of Business, Public Administration, and Information Sciences
- Richard Conolly College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- School of Education
- Harriet Heilbrunn Rothkopf School of Nursing
- School of Continuing Education
- Honors College
- NCAA Division I Blackbirds
- Steinberg Recreation and Wellness Center and Athletic Fields
- Student-Run Businesses
- Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts
- George Polk Awards in Journalism