C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University

The campus was founded by Long Island University in 1954 to accommodate the educational needs of World War II veterans living in Nassau County. The C.W. Post Campus, which is rich in history, is located on Long Island's famed Gold Coast, on the former Brookville estate of cereal heiress and socialite Marjorie Merriweather Post. The campus was named for Mrs. Post's father, the founder of the Post Cereal Company (now a division of Kraft Foods, Inc.). In building his cereal empire, Charles William Post embodied ingenuity, determination and courage - qualities that are living inspirations for the University's faculty and students.

Today, C.W. Post offers its 8,500 full- and part-time students a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs in accountancy, business, computer science, education, health professions and nursing, liberal arts and sciences, library and information science, public service, and the visual and performing arts. Students choose from 230 degree programs, including doctorates in Clinical Psychology and Information Studies. Flexible day, evening and weekend class schedules are offered yea... [ Read All ]


United States

720 Northern Blvd.
New York
Phone: (516) 299-2900
Fax: (516) 299-2137
Website: www.liu.edu/cwpost

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Location and Getting there

The C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University is located on 307.9 beautiful acres in Brookville New York, on the north shore of Long Island. The campus is set in the idyllic neighborhood known as the "Gold Coast," an historic suburban community that has been the subject of popular novels and major motion pictures. The campus is just 40 minutes away from the excitement of New York City.

Our campus is considered one of the most beautiful in the country. It is shaped by modern buildings and historic mansions, including the former homes of Post Cereal Company heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post and financial wizard E.F. Hutton. The campus is an arboretum featuring 4,000 trees, magnificent formal gardens, sprawling green lawns, and nature trails.

C.W. Post's ideal location in Nassau County gives you quick and easy access to Long Island's world-class beaches, exciting entertainment, great restaurants and shopping. The campus is only 10 minutes by car from the Long Island Expressway - your thoroughfare to all that Long Island and New York City have to offer.


Department and information about the department

The Art Department at C.W. Post is a vital, exciting place to create! Our studio classes are led by practicing artists who work closely with students to help them develop their unique potential. Classes are small and we offer an extensive choice of both Undergraduate and Graduate programs and degrees. All first year students take an intensive foundation course that provides a solid grounding in the fundamentals of art making before branching off into major areas of concentration. Our comprehensive program is designed for serious, talented students who also desire the strong liberal arts background and cultural advantages a University can offer. Each semester visiting artists and art historians conduct lectures, critiques and seminars open to all. Full advantage is taken of the campus' proximity to New York City's wealth of creative resources. Classes visit museums, galleries and artists' studios and students have the opportunity to intern with some of the area's finest artists and designers. Our numerous art studios offer access to a state-of-the-art imaging facility for work in new technologies, a fully equipped slide library, two ...  [ Read All ]

Academic Staff and Description

Donna M. Tuman
Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Director, Art Education

Patrick Aievoli
M.A., Empire State, SUNY
Digital Arts and Design
Program Director, Interactive Multimedia Arts

Charles Conover
M.A., New York University
Digital Arts and Design

Lynn Croton
M.A., Columbia University

Richard Del Rosso
M.A., Long Island University
Digital Arts and Design, Interactive Multimedia Arts

John Fekner
M.F.A., Lehman College, CUNY
Director, Digital Arts and Design

Jacqueline A. Frank
Ph.D., Columbia University
Art History

Marilyn Goldstein
Ph.D., Columbia University
Director, Art History

Joan Harrison
M.A., Long Island University
Photography/Digital Arts and Design

David Henley
Ph.D., A.T.R., Union Institute
Art Therapy

Christine Kerr
Ph.D., A.T.R.-BC, C.G.P., LCAT, Saybrook Graduate School
M.A., University of San Francisco
Director, Art Therapy

Seung Lee
M.F.A., Pratt Institute
Foundations and Painting
Director, Fine Art and Graduate Studies

Richard K. Mills
M.F.A., City College, CUNY
Director, Print and Papermaking

Ray Neufeld
M....  [ Read All ]

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Information For  Undergraduates

Degrees Offered:

B.A. in Art History & Theory
B.S. in Clinical Art Therapy
B.F.A. in Art Education
B.F.A. in Digital Arts & Design
B.F.A. in Photography
B.F.A. Studio Art

For a detailed description of each degree, please visit

Information For  Postgraduates

Degrees Offered:

M.F.A in Fine Arts
M.A. in Art
M.S. in Art Education
M.A. in Clinical Art Therapy
M.A. in Interactive Multimedia Arts

The Graduate Art program is conceived and structured to provide the student with a professional orientation to art. The primary focus of the program is on Studio Art. The Art faculty recognizes the creation of art as a profound and exciting experience and endeavors to reveal new avenues of expression and understanding of traditional and contemporary modes. In every phase of work, emphasis will be placed on the originality and substance of artistic concepts, scholarly comprehension of problems, knowledge of materials, and craftsmanship.

For a detailed description of each degree, please visit

Information For  International Students

C.W. Post is a great place for international students to study in the USA. With 230 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, we provide an excellent education to about 8,500 students each year. In addition, we offer an English Language program to assist students who might need additional English Language training prior to starting an academic program.

Our international students join us from over 45 countries and we value the cultural diversity that they bring to campus. The staff in the International Admissions office is committed to assisting you throughout the application process and will help make the process as simple as possible.  

Student Facilities

The Crafts Center contains the Jewelry and Ceramics Studios. The Clay Studio is fully equipped for handbuilding as well as throwing on the wheel. There are gas and electric kilns as well as a large outdoor facility for primitive firings. The Fine Art Studio facilities feature numerous drawing and painting studios including our newly completed graduate painting studios.

The Sculpture Building, which houses the Art Office as well as our Sculpture Studio (undergraduate and graduate), has a fully-equipped welding shop, woodshop, machine shop and foundation studio.

The Printmaking Workshop and Paper Mill, a 3500-square foot space on two levels, has areas for intaglio, monotype, screen printing, lithography and papermaking. The workshop includes darkroom, vacuum exposing room, acid room, screen washout area and graduate assistant printmaking studio. Ventilation was updated in 1996.

The Photography Studios and darkrooms afford both undergraduate and graduate students an exciting atmosphere in which to create master prints and professional imagery. There are two black and white darkrooms and a color darkroom with a Colenta proce...  [ Read All ]

Student Support

Art Organizations:

The Student Art League:
This organization promotes the exhibition of student work and is open to all art students.

Digital Arts and Design:
This organization for Digital Arts and Design majors encourages professionalism in advertising, printing, publishing and media fields.

For more information, please visit http://www.liu.edu/%7Esvpa/art/activities.htm .

O'Malley Scholarship, O'Malley Travel Award, Rose Posner Award, Art Department Scholarship and Portfolio Review Day, Graduate Academic Assistantships

For more information about our scholarships, please visit:

Student Life

The Office of Student Life and Leadership Development, in partnership with other members of the C.W. Post Community, is committed to developing the full potential of all students. We seek to educate a diverse body of students by providing programs and services that encourage student involvement and offer support for student growth, both personal and academic. We promote community outreach and social understanding that furthers personal development and prepares students to become responsible and contributing citizens of our diverse society.


C.W. Post's International Student Services (ISS) office offers a full range of services and programs. Our primary mission is to assist the more than 500 international students from over 50 countries who study at the C.W. Post Campus. The International Student Services office provides the visa support and immigration advising necessary for our non-immigrant F-1 international population to remain part of our campus community.



Student Testimonials

Hye-Jung Jung, Korea
Graduate student
Major: Interactive Multimedia Art

"The C.W. Post Campus is the perfect location. The professors and students are a great help in reaching and sharing in my success as I learn. The campus is a short train ride from New York City where I love to visit museums, restaurant and other hot spots."

Jheremy Sandico, Philippines
Undergraduate Student
Major: Film

"C.W. Post has the perfect location to balance my academic, professional and social life. The campus is a great setting to film movies for my school projects. The production house where I work is only 10 minutes from the university, and the city is just a train ride away. As an international student, I consider C.W. Post my second home."

Martin Guss, Sweden
Undergraduate student
Major: Biology

"The professors are very involved with students and are easy to speak with. I have made a lot of friends here. We play racquetball at the athletic center and go to beaches and Manhattan on the weekends."

Radhika Damle, India
Graduate student
Major: Medical Biology

"At C.W. Post I have access to everything I need to build a succe...  [ Read All ]


Approximately 2,000 C.W. Post students live in ten residence halls on campus. Nine of these are co-ed, with males and females divided by floor or wing. Each hall accommodates from 40 to 380 students. Four residence halls, Brookville, Kings, Queens, Post and Riggs, are traditional-style, offering two, three or four-person rooms that open onto a common hallway. Residents in each hallway share a large, common bathroom.

The South Residence Complex features an all-suite design, with up to eight students sharing a common living area, double bedrooms and a semi-private bath. This layout is popular with upper-class students who want to share living accommodations with a group of friends.

Two other residence halls, Suffolk and Nassau, offer more specialized options. Suffolk Hall is a traditional-style hall designed for 24-hour intensified study for students who prefer a quiet, academic-centered environment. Nassau Hall offers the additional benefit of long-stay accommodations over vacations and in between semesters, for overseas and other far-from-home students, for those who work on campus, or for students who register for classes du...  [ Read All ]

How To Apply


Contact Us
Office of Admissions
C.W. Post Campus
Long Island University
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, NY 11548-1300

Phone: 516-299-2900
Fax: 516-299-2137
Email: enroll@cwpost.liu.edu
Web: www.liu.edu/cwpost
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Visit us (open days)

There is no better way to explore a college campus than to receive a guided tour.

Our Student Ambassadors provide daily campus tours to prospective students and their families on an individual and group basis. As current students they will share their experiences regarding the academic and social life at C.W. Post and answer questions that only a student can answer.

For a guided campus tour, call the Admissions Office at (516) 299-2900. Walking tours are scheduled Monday through Saturday and are approximately one hour and twenty minutes in length. Please bring your walking shoes and an umbrella if needed as tours are rain or shine.

* We do provide golf cart tours for people with disabilities, weather permitting!

Campus visits and tours are probably the best way to determine whether a college is right for you. However, we understand that may not always be possible. For your convenience, we have created a virtual campus tour: http://www.cwpost.liu.edu/cwis/cwp/pan_video.html  

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