Long Island University Reviews

  • 95 Reviews
  • Brookville (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $37,763
83% of 95 students said this degree improved their career prospects
80% of 95 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Vincent Mauro
  • Reviewed: 4/22/2020
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
"I chose LIU over Mercy and other local LMHC programs because at the LIU Hudson open house when I asked one of the professors about job placement, she told me that all LIU Hudson students are entitled to a "success coach" and placement actually from LIU Brooklyn because they were our sister school and that no LIU alumni go without work and that's why I picked LIU even though it was so much more costly. Turns out hat was a lie! I found out upon graduating that LIU offers no placement services AT ALL and I was told that I should just work for free to get my clinical hours. For me, that isn't an option. I now find myself seven months post-graduation with a student debt I can not begin to repay, cleaning floors to pay into my medical expenses, and honestly, I am ashamed to admit without a steady home (I have been living between family and friends). Mostly I find myself angry for believing this woman and angry at LIU Hudson for the constant reassurance and lying they did to keep me as a student. I am honestly so disgusted that I refuse to show anyone my diploma or hang it up because the letters LIU enrage me. I have some but not enough proof of my story so legally there is nothing I can do. Morally however I can warn prospective students DO NOT GO HERE! Please save your money and time. Picking LIU Hudson will always be one of my biggest regrets. The previous was only an example of the many many lies. LIU Hudson even closed their Rockland location and didn't tell incoming students. I thought I was going to an independent school and only found out when receiving my schedule that I was going to be at Rockland Community College. The school was/is dirty and falling apart. I paid a technology and university fee to sit in RCC and receive NO university or technology services and honestly the education received pretty much felt like it was on a community college level. The LIU online system to make your own schedule doesn't work for half of the students so I had to make mine through an advisor (who is honestly super nice and probably hates me over all this) but despite my questioning them several times before the semester started about being short a class, ensured me I was on track to graduate in May 2019 and that they were not going to add a class to my class load. I got a letter in April 2019 that I was denied graduation due to the one class I had asked about. I received my diploma a full five months late due to this. I on multiple occasions had to contact my lawyer due to these matters. I am personally sharing this with others because I am concerned for other prospective students. I am lucky enough to have relatives and friends who have taken me and helped out but I've been in a DARK place over all this. I had a break down overall this and The Rockland County Sheriffs' Office ended up saving me. If I did not have the luck of being reported as a risk and if I didn't have the support system that I have I wouldn't be around anymore. Unemployed, uninsured, in debt with no promises of a place to sleep...these are real issues that steam form LIUs LIEs. I am concerned for the other individuals who have LIU take their money and to promise them job place only to cut them loose. I interned by counseling undergrad students at Purchase College many of whom were set to graduate and looking into LIU as a prescriptive university. When they asked if I would recommend LIU I gave them basically the same honest review as I did hear, at this point, I am up to having eight people say they decided to save themselves from any connection to LIU because of my help. Please dig deep and do your research online about this specific extension of LIU and you will find many many stories and reviews a lot like mine form past students. I recommend not even applying."
educatedisanunderstatement
  • Reviewed: 12/5/2019
  • Degree: Biology
"I joined the program in shock. Couldn't believe the program was as bad as it was. I learned more in my undergraduate school than I have here It is a complete joke and I wish I saved the money for my one semester of attendance, and went somewhere else"
John Doe
  • Reviewed: 12/5/2019
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
"The LIU Clinical Psychology PhD program does not provide their students with optimal academic training; many of the faculties do not have the passion to teach and although they will initially provide the students with feelings of warmth and a sense of cohesiveness, it is used to seduce students to keep applying to this disorganized and dysfunctional program. The financial support has become less and less for its students, and it is clear why that is based on the quality of education they provide. If you do decide to apply for this program, please be aware that you may need to learn on your own in many different areas, and that the supervision you receive for your clinical work and research will be incredibly poor and unfulfilling. The other reviews about how dysfunctional this program is is unfortunately accurate. They have been searching for new faculty replacement for years due to the turnover rate and are desperate to fill the spots with whoever they can get their hands on. I am glad some of the potential candidates decided to turn down their offer, demonstrating the insight they have regarding this program. This is a long commitment and I had to bite my tongue throughout all these years because there were no one you can truly confide in in this program. But yes, you will be able to make it at the end-I'm just not sure if it's worth all the pain and misery."
Dydy
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"It is a money making school, it is not education oriented. Student being place in the wrong class, no administration to help you out. Ended up spending more money and more time. Like I said money making machine. The advisors are not helpful when you try to reach to Assistant Dean or the Dean they send you right back to advisors who ended up doing nothing to help. My advice don't come to that school"
Annoyed
  • Reviewed: 6/20/2018
  • Degree: Counseling
"This school and the mental health counseling program is an absolute joke. Not only do they have one person running advisement, but the entire department is a nightmare. Financial aid gives you the run around constantly. Extremely careless. The professors they provide for you are useless. Enjoy teaching yourself with PowerPoint! With the exception of 3 professors, everyone else is an absolute JOKE. Save yourself the money and find another program."
Argathe Michaud
  • Reviewed: 1/25/2018
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"When I first approached the campus for information on their Healthcare administration program, I was welcomed with open arms and with faculty who showed me that they're here for support and encouragement. The teachers don't make you feel overwhelmed and they're consistently reminding the student to be involved in campus activities and to be open to communication so that failure will not be a option. They continuously assure me that I can and will succeed in this degree program."
S. Jacobs
  • Reviewed: 12/16/2017
  • Degree: Special Education
"LIU Brooklyn Camps is a tight close-knit community. It is in the heart of downtown Brooklyn. I attended LIU for two years earning my Masters in Education. I found the professors to be extremely helpful and knowledge about their specialties. Course selection was strict, however the classes taught me a lot about the theory of education and special education. There was flexibility in taking class during the day, in the evening, or on Saturday. I worked full time while attending LIU and found the course work to be challenging, but possible. If you are a person who enjoys the city life, wants a challenge, and the ability to get to know your professors and colleagues. Then LIU would be a great choice to consider."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Education
"I enjoyed the small classes instead of all huge lecture classes. There was always events on campus such as movie nights and concerts to go to. The campus itself is also beautiful and it is fun to explore around the mansion with the labyrinth and rose garden. You can choose which dorm to live in and they offered a quiet dorm as well as what is known as the party dorm."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Education
"My college education prepared me for a career in education. The graduate program was very hands on and allowed me to work face to face with students."
Jackie Chavarro
  • Reviewed: 7/14/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I highly recommend becoming involved in LIU's Honors College. While the Honors programs requires extra electives, the professors are extremely dedicated to their students' work. They provide constructive help with assignments, and were always available for tutoring. The Honors program allowed me to enjoy returning to college after 15 years through its love of creative insight. While other classes were filled with students disinterested in the subjects, Honors program students were encouraged to consistently participate in thoughtful topics. Excellent program!"
Nancella Ribak Altadonna
  • Reviewed: 4/12/2017
  • Degree: Special Education
"The LIU Graduate School of Education was a great experience. I had excellent professors and adjunct lecturers. They had high expectations of me and were extremely personable. Most classes were engaging and assignments were meaningful. Even though it has been over 6 years since I graduated, I feel like they still know me....the licensing officer responds to licensing and certification questions very quickly. They respect your time. The reality of any program is you will get what you give. I gave a lot and I received that energy back!"
Shabana
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2017
  • Degree: Speech Pathology
"Since entering LIU Post I feel as though I could not have gone to a better school for my graduate studies. With such an intense program like speech pathology, my professors here truly care and yearn for their students to succeed. They are willing to sacrifice their time to make sure we get the best out of our experience here and they express that we should be the best in our profession and will help us get there. This is what college/ university life should be like, filled with guidance from those who truly care. I was apprehensive about coming here at first since I got accepted into another school but I have never had that feeling since I started attending LIU Post."
Crystal Alexander-Thomas
  • Reviewed: 3/23/2017
  • Degree: Education
"Long Island University -Brooklyn is a beautiful campus with a tiny bookstore, a few cafes and an education building that is being remodeled. It is in the heart of downtown Brooklyn. The main campus is right across the street from Junior's Cheesecake restaurant. It's near many train stations and also very close to the Manhattan Bridge on Flatbush extension. Parking is a nightmare if you're considering driving your best bet is to park in the hospital parking lot behind the campus adjacent to the gym . Most of my classes were taken in the 4 story education building on Hanover place which is a block-and-a-half away from the main campus. For the most part my professors were average but I had two exceptional professors who went above and beyond for the students registered in our program. These professors were so knowledgeable. They truly mastered their craft. Their lessons were life-changing. I was a member of the teaching fellows program so my experience is different from a traditional graduate student. The Registration Department of the education program is very responsive to emails. They get right back to you. They are very helpful and remind you when you need to register for classes. I would recommend Long Island University to other teaching fellows looking for a program that is close to home and that will prepare them to be successful, engaging, motivational educators."
anna
  • Reviewed: 2/22/2017
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"So far I have been pleased with LIU's PA program. The faculty is warm and welcoming. One caveat I have experienced is poor communication within some of the departments. They have all been slow to respond to emails and phone calls, which is frustrating for any student trying to get in contact about important information concerning their education."
Shervin
  • Reviewed: 2/21/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"I can't comment on all departments and degrees, but three that I have been associated with (film, psychology, and art) have been valuable to me, academically and socially. The campus has lush and natural surroundings, which is a great bonus for someone who enjoys nature."
Khanna Agarunova
  • Reviewed: 2/14/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"LIU Brooklyn is an amazing school despite its cost of attendance. That being said the instruction I have received is unparalleled. Individual attention, focus on success from individuals in the field. I have learned so much in such a safe and nurturing environment. I truly and whole heartedly recommend LIU Brooklyn to any college student."
Amanda Cohen
  • Reviewed: 2/6/2017
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
"Long Island University Brooklyn's MS Early Childhood Education program was one that was fulfilling, knowledgeable and supportive. All of the professors are highly experienced with great insight about urban schools and how to succeed within them. I was able to access all of my professors and my adviser at any time through email, as well as during their long office hours. The only downside is the price and dealing with the financial aid office, but the education program itself is excellent."
anonymous
  • Reviewed: 2/2/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Long Island University (Brooklyn campus) is a college where all students are encouraged to work hard to achieve results. It has a high academic level and no one receives a degree without first obtaining a wealth of knowledge both in the area of their field of work and in other areas. The campus is populated with a diversity of students all from different cultures and ethnic groups but the atmosphere is warm and every student feels part of the LIU family."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"While many of the professors are helpful and try to provide useful opportunities for students, overall the programs is not worth the ridiculous price."
Courtney
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Counseling
"Long Island University is extremely expensive. I wish that one of the state schools on Long Island had the school counseling major so that I wouldn't be $40,000 in debt. They did not reveal just how competitive the field is. They did not mention that almost 1,000 people apply for a leave replacement position. On a more positive note, the professors were great and I did get to go to Africa for two weeks."