By:Â Dylan Rodgers
Standing castle-like in gothic splendor, the City College of New York (CCNY) was founded in 1847 and is the first college of The City University of New York (CUNY)'s 23 divisions.Â It was established as a combination between a prep school and a college that provided free, higher education for children of immigrants and poor families.
Though many were skeptical about the credibility of a free institution, to this day no public college has produced as many Nobel laureates as CCNY.Â For its clout, it was dubbed the "Harvard of the Proletariat".
The City College of New York, though not currently a free institution, provides excellent education in a student focused environment.Â Regardless of your area of interest, CCNY has a crack team of professors passionate about their field of study.Â In fact, City College has been integral to the anthropological study of a 19th century African-American community snuffed out by the establishment of Central Park.Â This hands on experience for City College's anthropological students is priceless and will be important for their future in the field.
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