University description (as per official university website)
Brooklyn College was founded on May 15, 1930, by the Board of Higher Education of the City of New York as the first public coeducational liberal arts college in the city.
The goal was to provide a high-quality education to the sons and daughters of immigrants, working people, and others who could not afford private higher education. More than seventy years later, that remains the College's goal.
Brooklyn College offers more than seventy undergraduate and more than sixty graduate majors, as well as advanced certificates and programs, in the humanities, sciences, performing arts, social sciences, education, and preprofessional and professional studies.
* Bachelor of Arts
* Bachelor of Science
* Bachelor of Fine Arts
* Bachelor of Music
* Master of Arts
* Master of Science
* Master of Science in Education
* Master of Fine Arts
* Master of Fine Arts in Performance and Interactive Media Arts
* Master of Music
* Master of Public Health
* Master of Mental Health Counseling
The College also offers Ph.D.-level courses through the City University of New York Graduate School and University Center; a number of doctoral courses are also offered at Brooklyn College.
The College's nationally acclaimed Core Curriculum, instituted in 1981, is a mandatory set of eleven interrelated courses, plus foreign language study, for all undergraduates. The core provides solid background in the arts and sciences, and a shared intellectual foundation for more specialized study.
Freshman Scholarship Programs
- Brooklyn College Presidential Scholarship Program
The Brooklyn College Presidential Scholarship Program offers entering freshman students $4,000 a year for up to four years of undergraduate study or until the completion of the bachelor s degree. Selection is based on academic merit. Applicants should have minimum combined scores of 1200 of the SAT (or the equivalent on the ACT) and a 90 high school average. Community service and co -curricular activities will also be considered. In order to remain eligible, students must maintain continuous full-time enrollment (12 credits or more) and a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Students will receive a maximum of eight tuition payments, which will cover tuition costs.
- Brooklyn College Freshman Scholarships
An additional number of scholarships for the freshman year of study will be awarded on the basis of the criteria stipulated above for the Scholarship Program.