CUNY--Brooklyn College

Founded in 1930, Brooklyn Colleges academic programs are considered to be the most rigorous among the senior colleges within the City University of New York. Located in what has become the most culturally vibrant borough in the city, Brooklyn College has nationally-recognized, comprehensive programs and a world-class faculty in business, education, humanities and social sciences, natural and behavioral sciences, and visual, media and performing arts. The college enrolls over 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students who reflect the citys rich ethnic and cultural diversity and global connections. Most are attracted to the college because it provides them unparalleled access to a stellar academic experience, especially within the Honors Academy. A cohort of six stellar programs, the Academy attracts academically talented students who wish to be intellectually challenged. From their first day on campus, students receive on-going advisement and proactive counseling. For all students, the college offers the opportunity to engage in research across the disciplines, to participate in exciting study abroad programs and to explore career options through a wide range of internships.Brooklyn College is a student-centered campus, supporting more than 150 chartered campus groups, including academic clubs, service and honor societies, athletics groups, special interest groups, and performing arts organizations. Special lectures, concerts, and events are scheduled throughout the year. The Student Center, fraternities, and sororities provide social and community service activities. The Hillel Foundation, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, and Newman Center are among the many special interest clubs on campus. Students publish three newspapers, magazines, and journals, and also operate WBCR, the Brooklyn College radio station. As a public institution, Brooklyn College takes seriously its community responsibilities by reaching out to cultural and social organizations throughout the borough and Manhattan. Students and faculty alike participate in community-based learning experiences, including a unique program with the National Parks Service that encourages an appreciation of and care for the surrounding environment, especially the coastlines and Jamaica Bay. The college is especially proud of its partnership with public high schools, which seeks to encourage and enable students to pursue college degrees. The campus, which is frequently cited as among the most beautiful in the country, is undergoing many capital projects that will further enhance student experience. The Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, located at Steiner Studios in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, is a leading facility for commercial and independent film productions, as well as music videos and post-production work. Feirstein students will be able to receive hands-on experience and valuable industry contacts. Future projects including a new performing arts center, due to open in 2017, and a science complex is on the drawing boards and will soon take shape.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1930 N/A Semester $80.4 million + 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210 (718) 951-5000
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54 100.0 New York Brooklyn 604