CUNY - Brooklyn College
Brooklyn College is an integral part of the civic, urban, and artistic energy of New York and uses the entire city as a living classroom that broadens their students' understanding of the world around them.For more than 85 years, the college has been attracting a wide variety of motivated students — many of them immigrants or the children of immigrants who wish to better their lives through a superb education. They come because of the college's renowned faculty of academics, professionals, and artists who are among the best in their field. They know they will be learning on a campus considered one of the most beautiful in the country, with well-equipped facilities, studios, smart classrooms, and production and practice rooms — all with a highly affordable tuition. Brooklyn College of the City University of New York transforms lives by providing access to outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, and a vibrant Core Curriculum in the liberal arts. They are an urban, public institution, proudly situated in one of the most dynamic and diverse communities in the country. They are committed to student success and to their historic mission to provide an affordable, high-quality education to students of all backgrounds. They seek to develop knowledgeable students who are engaged in the life of the college and their community, and are prepared to think critically, lead responsibly, act ethically, and contribute globally.
Since its founding in 1930, Brooklyn College has excelled at providing a high-quality, affordable education to students of diverse backgrounds, many of them children of immigrants, working-class New Yorkers, and others seeking access to an outstanding public institution. Throughout the decades, the college has adapted to their changing world and to the educational needs of Brooklyn, New York City, and the nation by establishing innovative programs, creating new academic facilities, renovating buildings, expanding technology support, and improving the infrastructure for academic support services. Brooklyn College has student enrolments of 17,580 students — 14,406 undergraduates and 3,174 graduates who come from 143 nations and speak 100 languages. The college offers nearly 175 undergraduate degree, graduate degree, and advanced certificate programs in the creative arts, humanities, social, behavioural, and natural sciences, mathematics, education, and business. Admissions criteria have become increasingly selective, with a mean SAT score of 1110 for 2015. More than 4,000 students received bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as advanced certificates, at their last Commencement Exercises.
Brooklyn College was always meant to be beautiful, right from its beginnings in the 1930s. The original design called for classical, Georgian-style buildings to be constructed on 26 acres, along with a lily pond, gardens, and grassy quadrangles planted with elm trees. The classrooms, lecture halls, art studios, and science laboratories were built to be the best in the country. Ever since then, Brooklyn College has remained among the most beautiful in the metropolitan area. The lily pond, gardens, and elm trees are still here, and the four original buildings are constantly being refurbished to reflect the expanding needs of their campus community. Light-filled art studio and gallery spaces have been added to the top levels of Boylan Hall, while the lower level has a refreshed full-service cafeteria. Ingersoll Hall, the main science building, has been extended on either side for more labs and lecture halls as well as for the Aquatic Research and Environmental Assessment Center, an important resource for the city's waterways.
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