Located in the northernmost corner of the Bronx, the College of Mount Saint Vincent (CMSV) was first founded in 1847 as the Academy of Mount Saint Vincent by the Sisters of Charity of New York. The academy offered higher education opportunities for decades before many other colleges did. In 1911, the school switched to its present name and began offering baccalaureate degrees, becoming the first women's college in New York City. CMSV became coeducational in 1974. CMSV continues to be inspired by the teachings of Saint Vincent de Paul and Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton.
Students living in university housing or an off campus apartment at CMSV have access to the school's exceptional liberal arts programs. Among the strongest and most popular degrees are English, sociology, psychology biology and biochemistry. Graduate programs at the school include teaching English as a second language, education, business and nursing.
Student living and university living at CMSV include involvement in many campus social clubs and activist organizations. The school's location in New York City also allows students direct access to the area's world-famous restaurants, museums, recreational, commercial and cultural centers like Times Square, South Street Seaport, Wall Street, Central Park and Madison Square Garden. Students may also recognize CMSV's campus from the acclaimed movie Doubt, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Meryl Streep.
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