The first public coeducational liberal arts institute of higher education in New York City, Brooklyn College was born from the merger of branches of Hunter College and the City College of New York in 1930. Regarded as "the poor man's Harvard," Brooklyn College is renowned for its affordable tuition and high academic standards. Located in the Midwood area of Brooklyn, the college is comprised of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of General Studies, Division of Graduate Studies and the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College. The school's campus is also home to the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts complex.
Students living in university housing or an off campus apartment around Brooklyn College also have access to the school's Scholars Program, which was started with support from the Ford Foundation in 1960. The Scholars Program was the first such honors program in New York City and one of the first in the entire United States. Among Brooklyn College's famous alumni are actors Jimmy Smits and James Franco.
Student living and university living at Brooklyn College places students within the widespread City University of New York (CUNY) systems, with access to its affiliated schools and academic programs. Students are also within close proximity of New York City's world-famous restaurants, entertainment venues, cultural centers and city landmarks.
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