The C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University is a private institution of higher education located in Brookville in Nassau County, New York. It is the largest campus of the private Long Island University system.
The campus is named after breakfast cereal inventor Charles William Post, who was the father of Marjorie Merriweather Post, the original owner of the site. It was established as C.W. Post College in 1954, after being sold to Long Island University by Marjorie for 200,000 dollars.
C.W. Post is located on of rolling hills in Brookville, on Long Island's North Shore. (It is sometimes datelined as Greenvale
, since it uses the zip code of the hamlet to the west that also provides the school's Long Island Rail Road
Humanities Hall and Life Sciences/Pell Hall are the main educational buildings on campus that house a majority of the core curriculum classes. Classes are also held in Hoxie Hall, Roth Hall, Lorber Hall, the Theater Film and Dance building, Sculpture Studio, Crafts Center, Fine Arts Center, B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library, and the newly renovated Kahn Discovery Center.
Kumble Hall serves as the Student Services building and houses the Registrar, Bursar, Records and Registration, Financial Aid, Academic Counseling, and the Professional Experience and Career Planning (PEP) Office.
One of the best known parts of the C.W. Post campus is the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, on the west side of the campus. Previously known as the Bush-Brown Concert Theater (for the longtime Long Island University chancellor, Dr. Albert Bush-Brown), the Tilles Center has hosted many musical and theatrical events over the last two decades.
The Hillwood Commons serves as the Student Activities Center, although there are several administrative offices inside. Hillwood has a study lounge, commuter lounge, recreation lounge and a TV lounge, located on opposite sides of the two story building, that are always open as long as Hillwood is open. The Hillwood Cafe, Subway, and Java City are all located in Hillwood and serve as the main dining areas along with the Winnick Student Center.
The Hillwood Commons area also serves as a meeting area for resident and commuter students to get to know each other through informal association outside of the classroom. The Hillwood Commons area also houses the Student Technology Center, Hillwood Computer Lab, Hillwood Cinema, and the Hillwood Art Museum.
Students can choose to live in one of the ten residence halls on campus. All of them are co-ed, with males and females divided by floor or wing. Each hall accommodates from 40 to 380 students. Four of the residence halls – Brookville, Kings, Queens, Post
– offer traditional-style living.
The South Residence Complex (Suites) features an all-suite design, with up to eight students sharing a common living area, double bedrooms and a semi-private bath area. 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 students who are from out of state.
Lodge A and Lodge B are small, traditional-style, residence halls
Every residence hall has lounges for relaxation or study, as well as a common kitchen area for cooking, and laundry facilities.
C.W. Post offers students a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs in: Accountancy, Business, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Computer Science, Health Professions and Nursing, Library and Information Science, Public Service, and Visual and Performing Arts
Schools and Programs
- College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Earth and Environmental Science
- Foreign Languages
- Forensic Science
- International Studies
- Political Science
- College of Management
- School of Professional Accountancy
- School of Public Service
- Criminal Justice
- Health Care and Public Administration
- Social Work
- School of Business (AACSB accredited)
- Business Administration
- International Business
- Management Information Systems
- M.B.A. Program
- J.D./M.B.A. Program
- College of Information and Computer Science
- Computer Science
- Information Systems
- Information Management and Technology
- School of Education
- Counseling and Development
- Curriculum and Instruction
- Educational Leadership and Administration
- Educational Technology
- Health, Physical Education and Movement Science
- Special Education and Literacy
- Communications Sciences and Disorders
- School of Health Professions and Nursing
- Health Information Management
- Biomedical Sciences
- Radiologic Technology
- School of Visual and Performing Arts
- Art Therapy
- Media Arts
- Theatre, Film, and Dance
- Arts Management
- Honors Program
- Merit Fellowship
- All Majors
The C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University also boasts a distinguished lifetime learning program. The Continuing Education & Professional Studiesoffers hundreds of classes each fall, spring and summer semester. These courses vary in a wide range of fields including: Paralegal, Financial Planning, Interior Decorating, Corporate Training, Project Management, Entrepreneurship, Real Estate and Insurance.
The C.W. Post undergraduate program is ranked in the fourth tier (schools ranked 196 through 258) of the "Best National Universities" category of U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges", 2008 edition.
C.W. Post is located 45 minutes from New York City, about away, and is surrounded by the astounding beauty of Long Island. Students have quick and easy access to world class beaches, museums, gardens, entertainment, dining, and shopping and Manhattan
, and all within one hour of the campus.
While on campus, students can join one of the many clubs, organizations, and student leadership positions.
C.W. Post also has a diverse student body, with individuals of African-American and Latino descent making up the majority of the minority student population. The student population comes mostly from Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk County), New York City (Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island), and the Tri-State Region (NY, NJ, and CT), although there is a significant number of students from across the U.S. and internationally.
Post is also known for being quiet on Saturday and Sunday (sometimes referred as a suitcase school). Most residents leave during the weekends, or on Thursday nights since there are very few Friday classes. Although weekends have been more active since Southampton College moved its undergraduate program to C.W. Post, there is still a significant difference in the campus population on weekends. A good percentage of students choose to attend parties at local clubs, many of which began on Thursday night. Others travel to New York City or elsewhere on Long Island.
C.W. Post is a Division II
school that is governed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association
(NCAA), the Eastern College Athletic Conference
(ECAC), the East Coast Conference
(ECC), and the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Students can also participate in sports for leisure at the Pratt Recreation Center where they can enjoy sports such as Basketball, Volleyball, Racquetball, and Swimming. There is also a state-of-the-art Fitness Center for aerobic and cardiovascular work-outs. The athletic fields and courts serve students wishing to play outdoor sports such as Football, Baseball, Soccer, Softball and Tennis.
The Pratt Center is also a venue for Nassau County and New York State high school basketball playoff games, both men's and women's, along with the Clark Center at the State University of New York College at Old Westbury.
C.W. Post is also the only college campus on Long Island to maintain an Equestrian Center for horseback riding.
C.W. Post won their only Men's Lacrosse Division II National Championship in 1996 when they defeated Adelphi 15-10 to win the title.
The C.W. Post Women's Lacrosse team had a perfect, undefeated season and won the NCAA Division II National Championship in 2007.
- The C.W. Post administration has done very little in terms of raising money for the endowment, expanding financial aid, and building upon the campus. As a result, students are enrolling at other local institutions such as State University of New York at Stony Brook, Five Towns College and Hofstra University. After several years of anticipation, the film programs new state-of-the-art facility (in the Kahn Discovery Center) is still incomplete. The sound stage is not sound proof and without electricity. Furthermore, the new editing suites double as film history classrooms, making it impossible for students to edit during the majority of the day.
- There is concern about the electrical wiring in the Residence Halls. According to an article in The Pioneer, the school newspaper, defective wiring is suspected and attributed to a fire in one of the dorm rooms in the 2003-2004 academic year, and also in the 2006-2007 academic year.
- On February 7, 2007, one of the dorms, Riggs Hall, was on fire due to electrical problems. Only one room was completely destroyed.
- Tuition is expensive and has been steadily increasing over the past couple of years. The tuition for the 2008-2009 academic year is $27,400.00, this includes a mandatory University fee and Student Activity fee. Students wishing to live on campus must pay an additional $10,000.00-$11,000.00 for room and board.
- After two daytime incidents in the female restrooms of Brookville hall, one violent, a new lock system was installed in the dorms. The locks now required a code to open the door. The bathrooms in all of the dorms received these locks as well as the individual rooms. However, the code feature was disabled on each and every restroom entrance, hence no increase in safety was provided for these areas of the dormitories.
- The University and three administrators were the target of an ongoing $2.5 million lawsuit regarding the termination of five male resident assistants. The Brookville RAs made a film mocking terrorism as a joke between themselves, before going to their RHD, other Resident Life Staff and eventually YouTube and the school administration. The suit complained that a group of female RAs who made their own video mocking terrorism were only suspended or placed on RA probation. Both the students and the university reached a confidential agreement, although all five men were given their jobs back courtesy of a Nassau County judge's order. One of the students, film major Bert Estrada (now graduated), placed the video back on YouTube see the Ducknapping video here Link to Newsday Story, may only last for a few more weeks
Prominent Long Island University Alumni
- W. Sherrill Babb, '63. Dr. Babb was appointed president of Philadelphia College of Bible, and was charged with overseeing the school's move from four buildings in downtown Philadelphia to a single building on a campus in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, and overseeing a major construction program, which raised five dormitories, a library, a gymnasium and a student commons. Dr. Babb also spearheaded the introduction of six graduate programs, which earned the school university status. It was renamed Philadelphia Biblical University on January 1, 2001. In his quest to continue the expansion of the University, Dr. Babb plans to make PBU a Ph.D.-granting institution within the next 10 years.
- Frank Catalanotto - '96, MLB Outfielder, Currently with Texas Rangers
- Peter Senerchia, also known as Tazz in WWE; ECW Wrestler/ Commentator
- Ted David, CNBC Anchor
- Mika Inatome, '82. Mika Inatome a bridal fashion designer.
- Charles J. Gradante (BS)'67, (MS) '70. In 1990, became president and CEO of Union Chelsea National Bank, where he remained until 1995, when he became a co-director at the Hennessee Hedge Fund Advisory group. In 1997, he and his wife co-founded one of the most widely sourced consultants in the hedge fund industry, the Hennessee Group LLC.
- A.J. Benza, TV Show Host - actor (Celebrity Fit Club)
- Jackee Harry, Actress, Jackee (as she is commonly known) is known for her roles on the television series "227", "Another World", "Designing Women" and the Rodney Dangerfield movie "Ladybugs."
- Bunny Hoest, Cartoonist for the comic strip, The Lockhorns.
- James Kallstrom, former FBI Assistant Director in charge of the New York Office and currently director of the newly created New York State Office of Public Security.
- John Adam Kanas, BA, '68, CEO of North Fork Bancorp (NFB).
- Jamie Kellner, Chairman and CEO, Turner Broadcasting System.
- Ben Knight, Designer, artist, Typographic Co-ordinator at the United Nations.
- Joshua Kuvin, BS, '86. Producer/editor for "Dateline NBC". He was part of a team that won an Emmy Award for Business and Financial Reporting for "Bitter Pills", a segment on "Dateline NBC.
- Ed Lauter, actor
- Louis Lemberger, a pharmacy alumnus and one of the developers of the revolutionary anti-depressant drug Prozac.
- Lynda Lopez, Anchorwoman
- Howard Lorber, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Nathan's Famous. Mr. Lorber has been Chief Executive Officer of Vector Group Ltd., a holding company, since January 2006, President and a director since January 2001 and was Chief Operating Officer from January 2001 until January 2006. Mr. Lorber has been Chairman of the Board of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services, Inc., an investment banking and brokerage firm, since May 2001. The School of Accountancy at C.W. Post was renamed Lorber Hall (formerly The Hutton House.) due to his generous donation.
- Richard P. Nespola, '67, '73 (M.B.A.). Chairman and CEO of The Management Network Group, Inc.
- William Nuti, '86, President and chief executive officer (CEO) of NCR Corporation.
- Diane Papa - '86, President of Five Star Productions.
- Robert Ronzoni, '65 economics, former president of the Ronzoni Macaroni Company and founder of Pasta Montana and Northstar Custom Home Corporation.
- Terry Semel, Chairman and CEO of Yahoo!
- Larry Wachtel, Known as the "Voice of Wall Street." A senior vice president and market analyst at Prudential Securities Inc and respected financial markets commentator on WINS (AM) radio in New York City.
- Gary Wichard, Former Quarterback for LIU, CW Post. Drafted by the Baltimore Colts. Noted Sports Agent of numerous NFL and NBA athletes and celebrity entertainers. Head of Pro-tect Management.
- Gary Winnick, BS, '69. Founder of Global Crossing, Ltd., pioneering the use of high-capacity fiber optic cables. Global Crossing installed the first undersea cable linking the United States and Europe.
- Charles G. Schwab, Chief information officer of Mercury interactive corporation.
- Steven J. Bandrowczack, Chief information officer and Senior vice president of Lenovo.
- Antonio Bortuzzo, MBA, CEO of Marcolin Spa, CEO of Marcolin US Inc and Senior vice president of Cébé SA, France.