Situated on a twenty-six-acre landscaped, park-like campus that is close to all of New York City's cultural and social activities, the college has been cited as among the nation's most beautiful. The college, located near several popular Brooklyn thoroughfares, is conveniently close to subway and bus lines. Cycle-friendly, the campus features monitored bike racks at all its major entrances. Street parking and parking lots are also available.
Campus Facilities & Equipment
The college has outstanding science facilities, including dozens of on-campus laboratories that support academic work in such fields as biology, computer science, and health and nutrition sciences. Cutting-edge technology is also available for such programs as performance and interactive media arts.
Outside of the classroom, students are supported by the most technologically advanced library in CUNY, which houses more than 1.3 million volumes; by more than 1,300 public access computers; by widespread WIFI access; and by a Web portal that provides a wide variety of personalized services. Brooklyn College also maintains state-of-the-art facilities to support instruction: technology-enhanced classrooms and lecture halls; large-scale, comfortable computer labs with college-wide access, open from sixteen to twenty-four hours each day, with free printing and more than one thousand Dell, Apple, and Sun workstations; more than fifty discipline-specific computer labs; and video-conferencing facilities. Additional special libraries are available for art, music, classics, and speech communication arts and sciences.
Student Organizations & Activities
Brooklyn College students participate in more than 140 chartered campus groups, including academic clubs, service and honor societies, athletics groups, special interest groups, and performing arts organizations. Special lectures, concerts, and events are scheduled throughout the year. Fraternities and sororities provide social and community service activities for their student brothers and sisters. The Hillel Foundation, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, and Newman Center are among the many special interest clubs on campus. Student publications include newspapers, magazines, and journals. Students also operate WBCR, the Brooklyn College radio station.
The college sponsors fourteen NCAA Division III athletic teams and numerous intramural teams. Volleyball, tennis, and basketball are favorite sports. Last year, the men's basketball team won the division championship.
Brooklyn College is an oasis in a quiet urban neighborhood and its seasoned Peace Officers provide a safe and secure environment 24/7.
“Apart from all the clubs and athletics on campus, most people come for class and then leave” at Brooklyn College because “we are a commuter school, so it has to be this way. All social activities happen off campus.” There are “pretty nice places to hang out around campus for the occasional coffee,” and “there are a lot of student organizations and a lot of activities done to help enhance student life on campus,” but the “immediate surroundings of the Brooklyn College campus are generally not where you would want to stay for hours,” and “on weekends the campus usually is dead.” That said, “the campus is quite beautiful, and the quad during spring time is usually a nice place to sit and relax.” Furthermore, “New York City hotspots are a 20to 40-minute [subway] ride away,” and Brooklyn itself is “a great place to live” where “there are always fun things happening.”