|Students in the New York metropolitan area have unparalleled opportunity to take advantage of the extraordinary educational, cultural and entertainment resources and stimuli for learning. The metropolis transcends the five boroughs, Long Island, Westchester and across the Hudson River to New Jersey.
Manhattan's East Village is within easy walking distance to Washington Square Park and New York University. Greenwich Village, a community of artists and intellectuals is famous for its contributions to the fine arts, literature, music and drama. Eugene Lang College is located in a Village neighborhood of town houses and tree-lined streets. As an international center of finance and communications, New York City offers numerous assets. Audrey Cohen College is adjacent to SoHo and TriBeca and Baruch is in the Gramercy Park section of Manhattan. Students can explore a vast range of cultural venues, including more than 100 museums. The Parsons School of Design's Fashion Education Center, situated in the heart of the garment district, enables many of America's leading designers to interact with students. The Fashion Institute of Technology's location, where the world's of fashion, art, design, communications and manufacturing converge, permits an exceptional two-way flow between the college and the professions it serves. Education, career direction and technical skills combine to take full advantage of the city's special offerings. For musicians and artists of ability and ambition, New York is acknowledged as a great place to be. Around the corner and down every street there are places to hear the best music in the world every night of the year. With Broadway and off-Broadway theaters, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Philharmonic are all accessible from area campuses. The Manhattan School of Music shares its student oriented Upper West Side with Columbia University, Barnard and Bank Street College. Merchants in Morningside Heights cater to student tastes, student budgets and student hours.
Marymount Manhattan College, also on the Upper East Side, is within walking distance of Central Park, the Whitney and Guggenheim Museums.
A little further out, Fordham University's Rose Hill Campus is adjacent to the New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo. Lehman College, in the northwest Riverdale section of the Bronx, is twelve miles north of midtown Manhattan and about a mile from Westchester, home to The College of New Rochelle where Amtrak makes daily stops. Manhattanville and Sarah Lawrence University are close by in Bronxville, a suburban area with parks and natural beauty.
The College of Aeronautics, situated directly across from LaGuardia Airport in Flushing, Queens, shares the neighborhood with Shea Stadium, home of the New York Mets. Located just off the Grand Central Parkway, St. John's University is a shining light in Jamaica, Queens.
As for a nautical education, the SUNY Maritime College is located in historic Fort Schuyler on the Throggs Neck Peninsula where the East River meets Long Island Sound. The peninsula offers panoramic views of the East River, coastal Connecticut and the Manhattan skyline in the distance. Twenty miles east of New York City, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy boasts an eighty acre campus at Kings Point on the North Shore of Long Island. Five Towns College and Hofstra are close to the Five Island National Seashore and Dowling College's picturesque, riverside campus is located on the former estate of William Vanderbilt on Long Island's South Shore.
Pratt Institute, in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn, has a parklike setting in an urban neighborhood of Victorian buildings. Brooklyn College, located in residential Midwood is near the Brooklyn Museum and Prospect Park. All major IND and IRT trains are easily accessible from the school. Wall Street and Madison Avenue are a short subway ride away. Here, students gain firsthand experience in the business world through internships and study programs.
The Wagner College students live on a wooded, countrylike campus 35 minutes from midtown Manhattan. This 100-acre campus overlooks New York Harbor and the spectacular Manhattan skyline that can be reached by bus or ferry.
Students at New Jersey City University and Saint Peter's College only have a twelve minute ride to Manhattan on the PATH subway system from Journal Square in Jersey City to the World Trade Centers.
Some colleges and universities offer a variety of campuses and living opportunities at different locations in the metro area. Pace University's Manhattan campus is in close proximity to Wall Street and the South Street Seaport while at their Pleasantville campus, residence halls are adjacent to an environmental center and riding stables. Similarly, the New York Institute of Technology's Manhattan campus is a short walk from Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center and studetns attending the Long Island campus can take advantage of Jones Beach and the special offerings of Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
Gotham City and the Big Apple's vibrant surrounding area provide thousands of college and graduate students with one of the premier academic centers in the world.