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Brooklyn College was always meant to be beautiful, right from its beginnings in the 1930s. The original design called for classical, Georgian-style buildings to be constructed on 26 acres, along with a lily pond, gardens, and grassy quadrangles planted with elm trees. The classrooms, lecture halls, art studios, and science laboratories were built to be the best in the country.
Ever since then, Brooklyn College has remained among the most beautiful in the metropolitan New York area. The lily pond, gardens, and elm trees are still here, and the four original buildings are constantly being refurbished to reflect the expanding needs of our campus community. Light-filled art studios and gallery spaces have been added to the top levels of Boylan Hall, while the lower level has a full-service cafeteria. Ingersoll Hall, the main science building, has been extended on either side for more labs and lecture halls as well as for the Aquatic Research and Environmental Assessment Center, an important resource for the city’s waterways. The Brooklyn College Library offers students not only access to an ever-increasing collection and computer services, but to comfortable rooms and nooks to study and rest in between classes. Finally, Roosevelt Hall was also extended and is slated to be completely re-envisioned, transformed from a physical education facility to a dynamic science complex that will increase the college’s research capabilities.
The Leonard & Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts, the newest addition to the campus, serves not only our highly regarded performing arts departments but also the community by offering opportunities to attend concerts, dance performances, lectures, and plays. Other recent additions include the West End Building, which houses computer labs, the Department of Film, and student club rooms right next to the tennis courts. The Library Café is a full-service Internet café that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The West Quad Center is home to most student services—admission, bursar, financial aid, and registration—as well as recreational and fitness facilities.
Brooklyn College once again has a construction site on campus. The terrace adjacent to the Library Café—the perfect spot for reading, snacking, and relaxing on pleasant days—is currently undergoing a complete renovation. Following its completion, attention will then be directed toward the Roosevelt Hall project and the property the college recently acquired that will expand the campus to 35 acres.
Brooklyn College is located on a 35-acre campus in the Midwood / Flatbush neighborhoods. The college is easily accessible by car and public transportation.