New York City Colleges and Universities


New York City Colleges and Universities

Written by Julie Greiner

To try and grasp the enormous realm of the world of institutions of higher education within the City of New York, there are over 100, would be an impossible task for any one sitting. The colleges and universities are as diverse and varied as the millions of people who reside and study there. From the universities of renown reputations for pathbreaking research in medicine to the small intimate colleges instructing skills for the everyday work force, New York City is unique. A few samplings of those institutions have been touched upon here.

Universities of New York City

Columbia University of New York City is one of the top research institutions in the world. Columbia evolved from a schoolhouse in lower Manhattan to the present two campuses which include three undergraduate schools, thirteen graduate and professional schools and a school of continuing education. New York University was founded in 1831 and is now one of the largest private universities in the United States. New York University includes 14 schools and colleges and 6 major campuses in Manhattan. Rockefeller University scientists founded the nation's first hospital devoted exclusively to experimental medicine in 1910. Rockefeller University's world leadership in scientific research and graduate education has resulted in many awards, including 21 Nobel Prizes.

The Fordham University of Institute of American Language and Culture offers an English language program. Delphi University, being the first institution of higher education to be established on Long Island, offers preparation for undergraduates, graduate students and returning adult students in the arts, sciences, humanities, business, education, nursing and health maintenance, social welfare and clinical psychology. Devry University, located in Long Island City, provides career-oriented, technology-based education to high school graduates and working adults in a curriculum of accounting, business, computers, electronics, information technology, technical management and telecommunications management.

The City University of New York consists of more than 400,000 students attending 19 colleges in New York City. The City University of New York is the nation's largest urban university: There are 11 senior colleges, 6 community colleges, a graduate school, a law school and The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education.

Colleges of New York City

City College New York, was established over 150 years ago. CCNY enrolls graduate and undergraduate programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Science and schools of Architecture, Engineering, Education and the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education/ CUNY Medical School. Eight Nobel Laureates are alumni of CCNY. Bank Street College specializes in the education and tutoring of teachers in the development and interaction of children. Pratt Institute provides curriculum in areas of arts and humanities library services, business/corporate information services, health sciences or law librarianship. Globe Institute Technology College offers associate and bachelor's degrees in computer information sciences. Mount Sinai School of Medicine is world renown for education in research, patient care and medical and scientific training.

Colleges and Technical Institutions of New York City

Wood Tobe-Coburn School focuses on career preparation in the fields of Travel Hospitality, Graphic Design, Accounting, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Medical Assistant and Office Administration with Associates Degree. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts specializes in classes of Acting, Vocal Production, Acting Styles, Voice and Speech, Theatre History, Fencing, Movement, Acting for the Camera and Makeup. The New York Academy of Art now offers the new curriculum program of Drawing and Printmaking. The Institute of Design and Construction is a private non-profit institute with a program in Occupational Studies towards earning an Associates Degree and is authorized by the State of New York Board of Regents. The Technical Career Institute offers Associate Degree programs in Business and News Media, Computerized Accounting Systems Technology, Digital Media Art, Office Technology and Medical Office Technology.

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