Named after World War II veteran, civil rights activist and martyr Medgar Wiley Evers, Medgar Evers College was established in 1970 in Brooklyn and is the youngest senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Evers was heavily active in ending segregation in his home state of Mississippi, where he was one of the few to help James Meredith become the first black student at the University of Mississippi in 1962.
The college is divided into four smaller schools including the School of Business, School of Liberal Arts and Education, School of Professional and Community Development and the School of Science, Health and Technology. Medgar Evers also houses the Center for Black Literature, Center of Women's Development and the DuBois Bunche Center.
Students living in university housing or an off campus apartment near the school's campus in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn have access to the school's baccalaureate degrees in psychology, accounting, religious studies, computer science, biology, English, public administration, environmental science and business, among others.
Student living and university living at Medgar Evers places students within one of the most exciting metropolitan areas in the world. Students have access to New York City's various cultural, educational and recreational centers like the Empire State Building, SoHo, Greenwich Village, Times Square, Madison Square Garden, Wall Street and Central Park.
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