As coordinator of LIU Global—the only academic program in the world to incorporate four yearlong immersion experiences into a single bachelor’s degree—Long Island University at Brooklyn has proven itself a pioneer in international exposure and setting its students on the path to living adventurous lives. Yet, even though it’s surrounded by the depths of excitingly urban New York City, LIU-B was rated as having the third safest campus in the nation by The Daily Beast. So do the 11,200 students there learn to be cautious, or instead be daring risk-takers? Some of both, it seems, but with 200 undergraduate and graduate degrees to choose from—unique concentrations like entrepreneurship, Caribbean studies and surgical technology among them--at least they aren’t lacking in opportunity to explore! Also, PayScale.com rated LIU-B among its top schools in the Northeast for after-graduation salary potential. Culturally, LIU-B is also among the best of the best; their large Kumble Theatre hosts events by such notable groups as the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and Opera Feroce. With all this going for it, it’s no wonder Long Island University at Brooklyn unites so much talent within one school.