New York City is a fast paced, culturally diverse center for art, finance and entertainment. There are flagship stores, billion-dollar business headquarters, and movers and shakers on almost every block. The attraction to the city for tourists, or residents is quite obvious, so it only makes sense that it would be an extremely popular college town as well. Boasting over 30 colleges and universities, and even one ivy league school, there are many degrees to be earned in NYC.
There are colleges and universities in each of the five Burroughs of New York City, which includes Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and Staten Island. NYC even has its own public university system called CUNY, City University of New York. This system receives funding from both New York State, and New York city, it is the largest urban university system in the country, the third largest public university system in the country. The university system is incredibly diverse, with students enrolled from over 200 different countries. The first school, City College was founded in 1847, and the most recent CUNY Medical School will open in 2016. Three notable colleges that call NYC home are Columbia, Fashion Institute of Technology, and New York University.
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Columbia University was founded in 1754, it is the oldest higher learning institution in New York State, and the fifth oldest in the United States of America. Columbia has the honorable title of being ivy league, which means it is a part of the group of long established colleges and universities in the eastern US having academic and social prestige. The current president of Columbia is the longest serving ivy league president of all time. The university is known as the top ranking research university, it is also known for academic excellence, and a sustainable approach to global engagement. Each year only about 7% of the applicants are offered enrollment to the university. Notable alumni of Columbia university include Barack Obama, Alexander Hamilton, Warren Buffet, and Theodore Roosevelt. You may take tours or visit the university all throughout the year. IF you are an out of towner coming in for a tour, beware of the sometimes dangerous traveling conditions on New York City. If for any reason you find yourself on a tour bus that has an accident be sure to contact an NYC bus accident attorney.
The Fashion Institute of Technology commonly known as FIT is a college of the art, business, design, mass communication, and technology connected to the fashion industry. The campus is located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, it was founded in 1944 and ranks as one of the top five fashion schools in the world. The campus includes television studios, classrooms, labs, design work places, and many art galleries. Main focuses of the administrators include fostering creativity, implement a global perspective, and to embrace inclusiveness. It is very common for FIT to attract small town dreamers from across the country, to purse their design dreams, as a result a portion of the incoming student body can be a bit naïve to the fast past environment. If a prospective student or attending student finds themselves in any kind of automobile or bus accident, it is essential they contact a NYC bus accident attorney to get resolution and to continue perusing their dreams. Notable alumni of FIT include Michael Khors, Calvin Klein, and Nina Garcia.
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Located in the heart of New York’s Greenwich Village and Downtown Brooklyn, NYU’s academic, residential, and student life facilities are located on tree-lined streets centered on Washington Square Park.
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