CUNY Medgar Evers College, founded in 1970, is part of the City University of New York system. It is named in honor of a great civil rights activist who was murdered in 1963. Of CUNY’s four-year colleges, it is the youngest. The school awards both associate’s and bachelor’s degrees.
The college has four separate schools: The School of Business; School of Liberal Arts and Education; School of Science, Health and Technology; and School of Professional and Community Development.
The college has degree programs in eighteen fields, including Accounting and Finance, Business, Biology, Computer Programming, Ecology, Elementary Teacher Education, Liberal Arts, Nursing, Psychology, Public Administration, and Special Education
The College of Freshman Studies has advisors and counselors who will help new students make an easy transition into their chosen field of study. The school also has the Student Advocacy and Support Services Center, where students can go for academic counseling and career advice.
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Medgar Evers College maintains an open admissions policy. Students who wish to attend need only possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
Financial aid is available for students who need assistance paying for school. Some of the financial aid programs students utilize include the Federal Pell Grant, Tuition Assistance Program, CUNY Supplemental Tuition Assistance, Aid for Part-Time Students, Federal Work-Study, Federal SEOG, SEEK Program, Federal Perkins Loan, and the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program.
Students interested in receiving financial aid should complete a Free Application for Student Aid, which can be done online.
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The campus is located in Brooklyn, New York. The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, and Botanical Garden are all within a few blocks.
It is also home to a number of prestigious centers, including the Caribbean Research Center, Center for Black Literature, Center for Diopian Inquiry and Research on Education, Center for Law and Social Justice, Center for Professional Education, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Center for Women’s Development, Dubois Blanche Center, and the Health Science Research Assistance Center.
Because people of Caribbean descent are one the fastest growing segments of the population in New York City, the Caribbean Research Center was established to work on the issues facing them. The Dubois Bunche Center has activists who work on solutions to the problems of African-Americans living in urban areas of the United States. And the Women’s Center offers counseling in matters of health, housing, stress, family, violence, and self-esteem.
A number of clubs and organizations are also available to students. Among these are the Drama Club, Hilda Richards Nursing Club, Imani Dance and Drum Ensemble, Science Association, Radio Nation, and the Student Association for Environment.
Other features include a student newspaper, literary magazine, radio station, television station, and student government. Moreover, students who are also parents can take advantage of the school’s child care services.
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The athletic department fields both men’s and women’s teams in basketball, cross-country, track and field, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. The school also fields a team in women’s softball. The sports teams, nicknamed the Cougars, are members of the City College of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC), and compete in the NCAA’s Division III.
The school also has intramural sports programs in both basketball and tennis.
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