York College, City University of New York

York College, City University Of New York

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York College of The City University of New York is one of several senior colleges in the City University of New York (CUNY) system. It is located in Jamaica section in the borough of Queens in New York City. Founded in 1966, York was the first college founded under the newly-formed CUNY system, which united several previously independent public colleges into a single public university system in 1961.

Today, with an enrollment of more than 6,000, York serves as one of CUNY's leading general-purpose liberal arts colleges, granting bachelor's degrees in more than 40 fields, as well as a combined BS/MS degree in Occupational Therapy. The York College Library subscribes to dozens of electronic resources, as well as print journals, to support the research needs of the faculty and students.

York College is also home of the Queens High School for the Sciences

Dr. Marcia V. Keizs, a native of Jamaica, became York College's 6th president in February 2005.

Noted for its public health programs, York College is also home to the Northeast Regional Office of the Food and Drug Administration.


In the fall of 1967, York opened with an enrollment of 371 students in rented classrooms in Bayside. In 1971 the college moved to locations in Jamaica, and has built and renovated several facilities since its inception. One of its early classroom buildings was the old Montgomery Ward department store, located on Jamaica Avenue. In 1986, York opened its Academic Core Building, the largest of six...
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