Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute

May 17, 1853
around 1889
Birth Place
Brooklyn, United States of America
Current Place
Brooklyn, United States of America


On May 17, 1853, a group of Brooklyn businessmen wrote a charter to establish a school for young men. Named Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute, the school moved into its first home at 99 Livingston Street in Brooklyn. The first class, admitted in 1855, consisted of 265 young men ages nine to 17. The school conferred its first bachelor's degrees in 1871. Graduate programs began in 1901 and the school awarded its first doctoral degree in 1921.

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