New York City

Higher Education

This section includes major colleges and universities in the New York City metro area. These locations often provide a wealth of cultural attractions for their communities. And for steampunks interested in conducting historical research, university libraries typically offer more resources (especially primary sources) than what you'll find in a public library. Though they exist primarily to serve students and faculty, many libraries make at least some services available to the general public. Most of these listings include information about library policies for community guests.

Compared with other regions, university libraries in New York City are relatively restrictive in terms of services for the general public, so we've also included information about the city's three major public library systems.

Some descriptions in these listings are adapted from articles in Wikipedia under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0. See the full descriptions for details.

Garden City, NY, USA

Adelphi University is a private, nonsectarian university in Garden City, in Nassau County, New York. . .

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA

Bard College is a private liberal arts college in Annandale-on-Hudson, a hamlet in New York. . .

New York, NY, USA

Barnard College is a private women's liberal arts college in New York City. . .

New York, NY, USA

Baruch College is a constituent college of the City University of New York system. . .

Brooklyn, NY, USA

Brooklyn College is a senior college of the City University of New York. . .

Brooklyn, NY, USA

The Brooklyn Public Library is the public library system of the borough of Brooklyn, in New York City. . .

New York, NY, USA

The City College of the City University of New York is a public senior college of the City University of New York in New York City. . .

Staten Island, NY, USA

The College of Staten Island is one of the 11 four-year senior colleges within the City University of New York system. . .

New York, NY, USA

Columbia University is a private Ivy League research university in Upper Manhattan. . .

New York, NY, USA

The Graduate Center of the City University of New York is a public American research college based in New York City. . .

Farmingdale, NY, USA

Farmingdale State College SUNY, is an American institution of higher education located in in East Farmingdale on Long Island. . .

New York, NY, USA

The Fashion Institute of Technology is a State University of New York college of art, business, design, mass communication and technology connected to the fashion industry. . .

Bronx, NY, USA

Fordham University is a private, independent research university in New York City, founded by the Catholic Diocese of New York in 1841. . .

Bronx, NY, USA

Lehman College is a senior college of the City University of New York in New York, United States. . .

Hempstead, NY, USA

Hofstra University is a private, non-profit, nonsectarian institution of higher learning. . .

New York, NY, USA

Hunter College is one of the constituent colleges of the City University of New York, an American public university. . .

New York, NY, USA

The Juilliard School is a performing arts conservatory established in 1905. . .

New York, NY, USA

LIM College is a private, for-profit, specialized undergraduate and graduate college focused on the business of fashion in Midtown Manhattan. . .

Brooklyn, NY, USA

Long Island University is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution of higher education. . .

Brooksville, NY, USA

LIU Post is a private institution of higher education in Nassau County. . .

Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

Marist College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college in Poughkeepsie. . .

Brooklyn, NY, USA

Medgar Evers College is a senior college of The City University of New York , offering baccalaureate and associate degrees in several disciplines. . .

Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA

Mercy College is a private, non-sectarian, non-profit, coeducational research university with its main campus located on 66 acres in Dobbs Ferry, New York. . .

Newburgh, NY, USA

Mount Saint Mary College is a private, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college. . .

New York, NY, USA

The New School is a university in New York City located mostly in Greenwich Village. . .

Old Westbury, NY, USA

New York Institute of Technology is a private, independent, nonprofit, non-sectarian, coeducational research university. . .

New York, NY, USA

The Stephen A Schwarzman Building is the flagship building in the New York Public Library system and a prominent historic landmark in Midtown Manhattan. . .

New York, NY, USA

New York University is a private nonprofit research university based in New York City. . .

Brooklyn, NY, USA

The New York University Tandon School of Engineering is the engineering and applied sciences school of New York University. . .

New York, NY, USA

Pace University is a private institution that was founded in 1906. . .

New York, NY, USA

Parsons School of Design is a private art and design college located in Greenwich Village. . .

Brooklyn, NY, USA

Pratt Institute is a private, nonsectarian, non-profit institution of higher learning located in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn. . .

Purchase, NY, USA

State University of New York at Purchase is a public four-year college located in Purchase, New York. . .

New York, NY, USA

Queens College is one of the four-year colleges in the City University of New York system. . .

Jamaica, NY, USA

The Queens Library is the public library for the Borough of Queens. . .

Bronxville, NY, USA

Sarah Lawrence College is a private liberal arts college in southern Westchester County, New York, 15 miles north of Manhattan. . .

New York, NY, USA

School of Visual Arts is a for-profit art and design college located in Manhattan. . .

Queens, NY, USA

St John's University is a private, Roman Catholic, research university in New York City. . .

Stony Brook, NY, USA

The State University of New York at Stony Brook is a public sea-grant and space-grant research university located in Stony Brook, New York . . .

Kings Point, NY, USA

The United States Merchant Marine Academy is one of the five United States service academies. . .

West Point, NY, USA

West Point is a four-year coeducational federal service academy. . .

Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

Vassar College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college in the town of Poughkeepsie, New York. . .

Bronx, NY, USA

Yeshiva University is a private university with four campuses in New York City. . .

Jamaica, NY, USA

York College of The City University of New York is one of eleven senior colleges in the City University of New York system. . .

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