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Brooklyn College is a senior college of the City University of New York, located in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City.

The origin of Brooklyn College occurred in 1910 with the establishment of an extension division of the City College for Teachers. The school then began offer evening classes for first-year male college students in 1917. In 1930 by the New York City Board of Higher Education, the College authorized the combination of the Downtown Brooklyn branches of Hunter College – at that time a women's college – and the City College of New York – a men's college – both of which had established been in 1926. With the merger of these branches, Brooklyn College became the first public coeducational liberal arts college in New York City.

The college's 26-acre (110,000 m2) campus is known for its beauty, and is often regarded as "the poor man's Harvard" because of its low tuition and reputation for respectable academics. U S News & World Report has ranked the school tied for number 83 as a Regional college (North region).The school was ranked in the top ten for value, diversity, and location by Princeton Review in 2003 and in the top fifty for value in 2009.