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Bernard M. Baruch College/CUNY

A center of commerce by the 1840's, NYC attracted a growing immigrant population. Townsend Harris, President of the Board of Education, saw the need for publicly-supported higher education. In 1849, his vision was fulfilled when The Free Academy opened here, "for the poor man's children," with a class of 149 men. In 1866, it became the College of the City of New York. It is now Baruch College, known globally for excellence in business education.

17 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10010
Manhattan

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Bernard M. Baruch College/CUNY Cultural Medallion
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