Boricua College is the first private four-year bilingual institution of higher education learning on the United States mainland developed by Puerto Ricans and dedicated to educating Latinos. It is the only private minority institution granted an absolute charter in New York State.
The College is located in New York City and maintains three campuses: the Manhattan Campus situated in the historic Audubon Terrace of Manhattan's Upper West Side and a second cluster of facilities located in the Williamsburg and Greenpoint sections (Brooklyn Campus), as well as our recently opened (September 2010), state-of-the-art Bronx Campus in the Melrose section of the South Bronx.
Boricua College opened its doors in 1974 to 26 students, and presently enrolls 1,200 students in liberal arts and other academic programs leading to undergraduate and graduate degreees. The majority of students are Puerto Rican or Latin American and 18% are of other ethnic groups.
The College is committed to strengthening Latino culture through a bilingual, bicultural approach to learning, and provides students the opportunity to design highly individualized programs to fulfill intellectual and career goals. Many of the College's learning activities are also focused on understanding and finding solutions to problems and concerns facing Latinos and other Americans to prepare students for effective leadership in their communities.
The College is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents, and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Manhattan Campus: 3755 Broadway, New York, NY 10032; Brooklyn Campus/Northside Center: 186 North 6th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211; Brooklyn Campus/Graham Center: 9 Graham Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11206; Bronx Campus: 890 Washington Ave., Bronx, NY 10451
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Recreational sports: aerobics, dance, martial arts, weight training, yoga.
Clubs and Activities
Boricua College Chorus, Student Council. The College also sponsors many cultural and community activities each year that bring together students with community leaders, artists, and elected officials. These include lectures, films, seminars, panel discussions and conferences, concerts and recitals, art exhibitions, and performances of drama and dance.
Enrollment for Fall 2015
|Undergraduate Students||Graduate Students|
|% Black / African American||14.6%||17.1%|
|% Hispanic / Latino||81.7%||68.7%|
|% White, Non-Hispanic||1.2%||2.8%|
|% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander||0.3%||1.4%|
|% Unknown Race / Ethnicity||2.2%||10%|
Tuition Information for 2016-2017
$13,100 per year