In fall 2010, 16,912 students—12,084 undergraduates and 4,108 graduate students—enrolled at the college. Brooklyn College undergraduates are largely traditional college age and come from all over the country and the world. The college’s admissions criteria have become increasingly selective, applications continue to rise, and high-achieving students are increasingly attracted to the Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College and various programs in the Honors Academy. Brooklyn College is recognized for its academic excellence, innovative programs, urban engagement and outstanding alumni accomplishments. The college offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the creative arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, education and business. For 80 years, Brooklyn College men and women—many of them immigrants or the children of immigrants—have received a superior, affordable education leading to productive careers and fulfilled lives. Noted for its renowned faculty, talented and diverse student body, and beautiful urban campus, Brooklyn College has been designated as one of "America’s Best Value Colleges" by the Princeton Review.
The new West Quad Center, which houses the college’s student services, as well as state-of-the-art physical education and athletic facilities, was opened in summer 2009. In fall 2010, a new residence hall opened for Brooklyn College students.