Long Island University
Long Island University is a private
Private university
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, coeducational, nonsectarian
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 institution of higher education
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 in the U.S. state
U.S. state
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 of New York
New York
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LIU was chartered in 1926 in Brooklyn
Brooklyn is the most populous of New York City's five boroughs, with nearly 2.6 million residents, and the second-largest in area. Since 1896, Brooklyn has had the same boundaries as Kings County, which is now the most populous county in New York State and the second-most densely populated...

 by the New York State Education Department
New York State Education Department
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 to provide “effective and moderately priced education” to people from “all walks of life.”

In 1951, recognizing the educational needs of the growing number of families moving to the suburbs, LIU purchased a 123 acre (0.49776378 km²) estate, Hillwood, the Marjorie Merriweather Post
Marjorie Merriweather Post
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 and Edward F. Hutton House. Located in Brookville
Brookville, New York
The Village of Brookville is a village located within the town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York. As of the 2010 United States Census, the village population was 3,465....

, the original home, Warburton Hall, had been built by William A. Prime and was extensively renovated by the Huttons. Three years later, the campus was renamed C.W. Post, in honor of Mrs. Hutton's father. It has a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, including library science, business and many other specialties.

In 1963, LIU established a third campus, located in Southampton
Southampton (town), New York
The Town of Southampton is located in southeastern Suffolk County, New York, U.S., partly on the South Fork of Long Island. As of the United States 2000 Census, the town had a total population of 54,712...

, where it had writing and environmental programs. As the management of this campus became too costly; the university sold it in 2006 to the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook. LIU's master's degree programs at this campus were transferred to Riverhead
Riverhead (town), New York
The town of Riverhead is in Suffolk County, New York, on the north shore of Long Island. The population was 33,506 at the 2010 census. The name signifies that the mouth of the Peconic River is in this town...

. Ownership of LIU's bachelor’s degree programs located at Southampton was transferred to SUNY Stony Brook.


LIU is administered by a president and board of trustees who elects the president. The two main campuses are governed by a chancellor, chosen by the chairperson of the board of trustees. The two main campuses each have a provost
Provost (education)
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LIU has two main campus
A campus is traditionally the land on which a college or university and related institutional buildings are situated. Usually a campus includes libraries, lecture halls, residence halls and park-like settings...

es and four branch campuses. The main campuses are located in Brooklyn and Brookville. The branch campuses are in Brentwood
Brentwood, New York
Brentwood is a hamlet of the Town of Islip in Suffolk County, New York. According to the 2000 Census, the population of Brentwood is 53,917.The colony was established on March 21, 1851, on 750 acres of land on Long Island, New York, by Josiah Warren and Stephen Pearl Andrews...

 and Riverhead
Riverhead (town), New York
The town of Riverhead is in Suffolk County, New York, on the north shore of Long Island. The population was 33,506 at the 2010 census. The name signifies that the mouth of the Peconic River is in this town...

, as well as Rockland
Rockland County, New York
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 and Westchester
Westchester County, New York
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Brooklyn Campus

The Brooklyn campus is LIU's first permanent site, established in 1926. The campus, located at the intersection of Flatbush and DeKalb avenues (across the street from Junior's
Junior's is a restaurant at the corner of Flatbush Avenue Extension and DeKalb Avenue in the New York City borough of Brooklyn . The restaurant also has an outlet inside Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, one in the Times Square area, and one in the hotel lobby of MGM Grand at Foxwoods in...

 restaurant), includes the former Brooklyn Paramount Theater
Brooklyn Paramount Theater
The Paramount Theatre is a former movie palace located at 1 University Plaza at the intersection of Flatbush and DeKalb Avenues in downtown Brooklyn, New York. Originally opened in 1928, the building has been owned by Long Island University since 1962...

, 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
Athletic, Recreation & Wellness Center
Athletic, Recreation & Wellness Center is a 2,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Brooklyn, New York. It was built in 2006 and is home to the Long Island University Blackbirds basketball team. It hosted the finals of the 2011 Northeast Conference men's basketball tournament.-External Links:*...

 (designed by Arquitectonica
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) was built. The campus is recognized by the New York Times as one of the most diverse in the U.S. and is home to the prestigious George Polk Awards
George Polk Awards
The George Polk Awards in Journalism are a series of American journalism awards presented annually by Long Island University in New York in the United States.-History:...

 in journalism.

The campus comprises:
  • Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
    Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy
    The Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy, formerly known as the Brooklyn College of Pharmacy, is a graduate school of Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus. Founded in 1886, it is one of the oldest pharmacy schools in the United States today....

    , LIU's only professional school and one of the largest and oldest pharmacy school
    Pharmacy school
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    s in the U.S.
  • School of Business, Public Administration, and Information Sciences
  • Richard Conolly College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • School of Education
  • School of Health Professions
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Continuing Education
  • Global College
    Global College
    Global College of Long Island University offers the only program in the world that integrates a series of yearlong cultural immersions into a progressive, four-year Bachelor of Arts degree...

    , the only global studies program in the U.S. integrating a series of yearlong cultural immersions around the world into a four-year bachelor's degree
    Bachelor's degree
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  • Honors Program
  • A unique United Nations
    United Nations
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     graduate advance certificate program

C.W. Post Campus

Founded in 1954, the C.W. Post campus is situated in Brookville, on Long Island's
Long Island
Long Island is an island located in the southeast part of the U.S. state of New York, just east of Manhattan. Stretching northeast into the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island contains four counties, two of which are boroughs of New York City , and two of which are mainly suburban...

 north shore. The campus is LIU's largest and is where the university's main offices are located.

The campus comprises:
  • College of Information and Computer Science
  • Palmer School of Library and Information Science
  • School of Education
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • College of Management
  • School of Health Professions and Nursing
  • School of Visual and Performing Arts

The campus is home to the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, which presents world-renowned artists in 70 music, dance, and theater performances each season. The campus also is the location of a lifetime learning program Continuing Education & Professional Studies that offers classes in the fall, spring and summer semesters. Subjects include paralegal, financial planning, interior decorating, corporate training, project management, entrepreneurship, real estate, and insurance.

Branch Campuses

The Rockland, Westchester, Brentwood, and Riverhead campuses all offer a small number of graduate degree and advance certificate programs. However, only the Brentwood campus offers a bachelor's degree program. The Riverhead campus is home to the Homeland Security Management Institute, recognized as one of the leading institutions in the U.S. in homeland security
Homeland security
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 training. The institute has been designated a "Homeland Security Center of Excellence" by the United States Congress
United States Congress
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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
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 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
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 and science
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The two major LIU campuses have distinct athletic programs and thus names: the Blackbirds at the Brooklyn campus, who compete in NCAA Division I; and the Pioneers at the C.W. Post campus, who compete in NCAA Division II. The Brooklyn Campus has 14 varsity teams and the C.W. Post Campus 15 varsity teams, each representing sports from baseball to volleyball.

The Blackbirds basketball team has been the most successful of both campuses’ programs. The basketball team won the National Invitation Tournament
National Invitation Tournament
The National Invitation Tournament is a men's college basketball tournament operated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. There are two NIT events each season. The first, played in November and known as the Dick's Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off , was founded in 1985...

 (NIT) in 1939 and 1941 under the guidance of Coach Clair Bee
Clair Bee
Clair Francis Bee was an American basketball coach, who led the team at Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York to undefeated seasons in 1936 and 1939, as well as two National Invitation Tournament titles...

. The 1935-36 team went 25-0 and were overwhelming favorites to represent the U.S. at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games in Berlin, with basketball a medal sport for the first time. However, the Blackbirds decided as a team to boycott the Games as a protest of Nazi Germany and its anti-Jewish policies. This principled position taken by the players was based on a secret ballot among them in Coach Bee's office in early March 1936. However, in 1951, the Blackbirds basketball players were involved in the CCNY Point Shaving Scandal
CCNY Point Shaving Scandal
The CCNY point shaving scandal of 1950-1951 was a college basketball point shaving gambling scandal that involved seven schools in all, with four in Greater New York and three in the Midwest...

 that resulted in five players receiving a suspended sentence and one player a one-year prison sentence. The school suspended its athletic program from 1951 to 1957 due to the scandal. Games were played at the Brooklyn Paramount Theater
Brooklyn Paramount Theater
The Paramount Theatre is a former movie palace located at 1 University Plaza at the intersection of Flatbush and DeKalb Avenues in downtown Brooklyn, New York. Originally opened in 1928, the building has been owned by Long Island University since 1962...

 until recently.

In 1997, the Blackbirds were seeded 13th in the East Region of the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament
1997 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
The 1997 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. It began on March 13, 1997, and ended with the championship game on March 31 in Indianapolis, Indiana...

. They lost in the first round to Villanova, 101-91. In 2011, the Brooklyn Campus won both the Northeast Conference regular season and tournament championship, winning 13 games in a row at the end of the season. The Blackbirds were seeded 15th in the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
The following sites were selected to host each round of the 2011 tournament:First Four*March 15 and 16**University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, OhioSecond and third rounds*March 17 and 19**Verizon Center, Washington, D.C....

 but lost 102-87 to North Carolina in the first round.

The Blackbirds' women's soccer team has also been extremely successful.


The Long Island University Public Radio Network broadcasts on 88.3 FM (WLIU
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) and 88.1 FM (WCWP
WCWP is a radio station broadcasting a Top 40, Jazz, Sports, News, Latino, Rap and talk programming. Licensed to Brookville, New York, USA, the station serves the Nassau County New York area. The station is owned by Long Island University and is located on the C.W. Post Campus of LIU.-External...

). The Long Island University television broadcasts on channels 36 and 37 on campus only (LIUTV).

The journal Confrontation
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is based on the C.W. Post Campus.

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