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The Bronx Community College of The City University of New York is a community college in the City University of New York system. In Canada and the United States, a community college, sometimes called a junior college, is an educational institution providing post-secondary education and lower-level tertiary education, granting certificates, diplomas, and associates degrees. ... The City University of New York (CUNY; acronym usually pronounced kyoo-nee or coo-nee), located in New York City, is the largest urban university in the United States, with more than 198,000 enrolled in degree programs, about 20,000 enrolled in non-degree programs and more than 200...

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History

The BCC was established in 1957 through the efforts of civic-minded groups who felt that there was a growing need for more higher education facilities in the Bronx. Classes began at Hunter College, and later at the former site of the Bronx High School of Science. 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of United States. ... Hunter College of The City University of New York See also: Hunter College High School Hunter College of The City University of New York (known more commonly as simply Hunter College) is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), located on Manhattans Upper East Side. ... The Bronx High School of Science, commonly called Bronx Science, is a public high school in the Bedford Park section of the Bronx, New York City. ...


In 1973, the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York acquired the University Heights campus from New York University, who had sold the campus under threat of imminent bankruptcy. Beginning in the fall of that year, the BCC moved its operations to the spacious and modern 55 acre (223,000 m²) site overlooking the Harlem River. 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... University Heights is the name of several places in the United States of America: University Heights, Iowa University Heights, Ohio University Heights is also the name of several urban neighborhoods in the United States: University Heights in San Diego, California University Heights in Gainesville, Florida University Heights in Newark, New... New York University (NYU) is a major research university in New York City. ... The Harlem River, shown in red, between the Bronx and Manhattan in New York City The Harlem River is a tidal strait in New York City, USA that flows 8 miles between the East River and the Hudson River, separating the borough of Manhattan from the Bronx. ...


In 2001, parts of the motion picture A Beautiful Mind that depicted MIT were instead filmed in the BCC, due to the film's low budget.[1]. 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... A Beautiful Mind is a book and film about the Nobel Prize (Economics) winning mathematician John Nash and his experiences of schizophrenia. ... The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, is a research and educational institution located in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. MIT is a world leader in science and technology, as well as in many other fields, including management, economics, linguistics, political science, and philosophy. ...


Campus

The BCC campus originally housed NYU's undergraduate college and now-defunct engineering school, and consists of a mix of neo-Renaissance buildings designed by architect Stanford White and brutalist concrete buildings by Marcel Breuer. Most notably, the BCC campus is home to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans, the first such hall of fame in the United States. This landmark, which was founded in 1900 by Henry Mitchell MacCracken, Chancellor of NYU from 1891 to 1910, was designed as part of the undergraduate college of that university. The Hall of Fame, which was also designed by Stanford White, was established to honor prominent Americans who have had a significant impact on the country's history and includes bronze busts of Alexander Graham Bell, Eli Whitney, and George Westinghouse. Stanford White, 1853 - 1906 Stanford White (September 11, 1853 - June 25, 1906) was an American architect and the celebrity partner in the architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White, the frontrunner among Beaux-Arts firms. ... Marcel Breuer Marcel Breuer (1902 Pécs, Hungary – 1981 New York City), architect and furniture designer, was an influential modernist. ... The Hall of Fame for Great Americans is a structure on the grounds of the New York University, completed in 1900. ... Various fields of endeavour have established Halls of Fame that honour individuals of noteworthy achievement in their respective fields. ... 1900 is a common year starting on Monday. ... Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was a scientist, inventor, and founder of Bell Canada, who was known as the father of the telephone. ... Eli Whitney Eli Whitney (December 8, 1765 - January 8, 1825) was an American inventor and manufacturer. ... George Westinghouse (October 6, 1846 – March 12, 1914) was an American entrepreneur and engineer now best known for the brand of electrical goods that bear his name. ...


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October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in Leap years). ... 2005(MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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City University of New York

Baruch College | Borough of Manhattan CC | Bronx CC | Brooklyn College | City College | College of Staten Island | CUNY Graduate Center | CUNY Law School | Hostos CC | Hunter College | John Jay College of Criminal Justice | Kingsborough CC | LaGuardia CC | Lehman College | Medgar Evers College | New York City College of Technology | Queens College | Queensborough CC | York College The City University of New York (CUNY; acronym usually pronounced kyoo-nee or coo-nee), located in New York City, is the largest urban university in the United States, with more than 198,000 enrolled in degree programs, about 20,000 enrolled in non-degree programs and more than 200... Baruch College is one of the constituent colleges comprising the City University of New York. ... Founded in 1963, Borough of Manhattan Community College, or BMCC is one of six two-year colleges within the City University of New York system. ... Brooklyn College of The City University of New York Brooklyn College of The City University of New York is a senior college of the City University of New York. ... The City College of The City University of New York (known more commonly as the City College of New York or simply City College) is a senior college of the City University of New York, in New York City. ... The College of Staten Island is one of the hybrid colleges of the City University of New York. ... The Graduate School and University Center of The City University of New York (known more commonly as the CUNY Graduate Center or the GC) is the sole doctorate-granting institution of the City University of New York. ... The City University of New York Law School is a professional school operated by CUNY at Queens College in Flushing, Queens, New York. ... Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York is a community college in the City University of New York system. ... Hunter College of The City University of New York See also: Hunter College High School Hunter College of The City University of New York (known more commonly as simply Hunter College) is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), located on Manhattans Upper East Side. ... The John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a criminal justice college, in New York City, which has well over 10,000 students. ... Kingsborough Community College, part of the City University of New York (CUNY) system, is a junior college in Brooklyn, New York. ... LaGuardia Community College is a CUNY school located on Thomson Ave. ... Lehman College is one of the constituent colleges of the City University of New York. ... Medgar Evers College (MEC) is a college campus (offering bachelors and associates degrees) of the City University of New York. ... New York City College of Technology, called New York City Technical College prior to 2002 and nicknamed City Tech, is the largest four-year technical school in the northeastern United States, and one of three colleges within the City University of New York (CUNY) system to grant, within the same... Queens College is one of the senior colleges of the City University of New York. ... ``Queensborough Community College is one of the Junior Colleges in the City University of New York (CUNY) located in Queens, New York CIty. ... York College of The City University of New York is one of several senior colleges in the City University of New York (CUNY) system. ...

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program--Bronx Community College (148 words)
Bronx Community College was founded in 1957 and enrolled its first students in February, 1959.
By fostering intellectual exploration in the classroom and beyond, the College encourages students to be creative and analytical thinkers and financially independent and responsible citizens.
The College also provides an excellent counseling program and is especially proud of the comprehensive tutoring available through the academic departments and the PASS Center (Personal and Academic Support Services).
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