About Our CUNY Colleges
Brooklyn College, which recently celebrated its seventy-fifth anniversary, was built on the old staging grounds for the Barnum and Bailey Circus in the heart of a residential neighborhood in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Famed for its academic quality, the campus was a WPA project during the depths of the Great Depression and was designed in a stately, Georgian style to reflect its position as “the poor man’s Harvard.” The tradition of academic excellence has persisted through the years, and the campus is currently undergoing a renaissance as unsightly 1970s-era buildings are being replaced to make way for a dramatic new West Quad that will complete a major part of the original 1935 plans. In recognition of this, in 2005, the College received the Excellence in Planning and Architecture Merit Award in Campus Heritage from the Society for College and University Planning. As further testament to the serene beauty of the College’s bucolic twenty-six tree-lined acres, The 2004 edition of the Princeton Review’s America’s Best Colleges guidebook ranked the Brooklyn College campus as the “most beautiful” in the nation.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
About John Jay College of Criminal Justice: An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations. In teaching, scholarship and research, the College approaches justice as an applied art and science in service to society and as an ongoing conversation about fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law. Undergraduate degrees are offered in criminal justice, forensic psychology, forensic science, government, international criminal justice, justice studies and public administration. For more information, visit www.jjay.cuny.edu.