An Experience-Enriched Education

To help you achieve success in college, your career and your life, the University offers the innovative and award-winning Long Island University Plan, a comprehensive program of counseling and practical experiences that draws on the resources of the entire University to address every major student concern: academic, personal, financial and career-related.

Under the LIU Plan, Long Island University undergraduates earn a solid foundation in the liberal arts and sciences. At the same time, they receive enhanced academic and personal counseling and experiential education, which includes professional-level work experience and work-study opportunities that can minimize financial debt.


  Essential literacies:
A liberal arts foundation hones students' analytic and writing skills and familiarizes them with the precepts of culture and science essential to understanding the modern world and adapting to change. Students with special talents receive intensive academic enrichment in honors programs. Practical, up-to-date courses are geared to the fast-changing careers of the present and the future.
  Expanded personal and academic counseling:
Personal counselors provide every student with continuing assessments of strengths, and with help in identifying individual goals.
  Experience-enriched education:
Students receive decisive advantages in career fields of their choice through professional- level work experiences and internships.
  Earning while learning:
Job placements and flexible class scheduling minimize the financial burden on families and ensure that students graduate with the lowest possible debt.

Long Island University was the first university in the country to develop a counseling network that ties together all academic, career and financial advising. Advising begins with admission and continues through graduation and often, beyond.