Originally founded in 1933 as the Monroe School of Business by Mildred King, a teacher and educational reformer, Monroe College has expanded over the decades to become a modern, multi-campus college in the New York City metropolitan area. The school was originally located in the West Farms section of the Bronx, but moved to its Fordham campus in the mid-60s. In 1983, Monroe opened a campus in New Rochelle which now features student dormitories, a culinary arts facility, athletic center and several new classroom facilities.
Students living in university housing or an off campus apartment around Monroe experience a focused, career-oriented education comprised of classroom and real-world instruction. In addition to a liberal arts foundation, Monroe students have access to programs in accounting, banking, culinary arts, criminal justice, hospitality management, information technology, nursing, public health, business management and medical administration, among others.
University living and student living at Monroe places students within a bustling metropolitan area. The Monroe Mustangs athletic programs are members of the NJCAA and are major competitors in 13 men's and women's sports. The school's proximity to Manhattan also allows students to experience world-famous restaurants, museums, performance venues, cultural landmarks and educational resources afforded by New York City.
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