Originally called St. Joseph’s College for Women, the College opened its doors in the historic Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn to 12 students in 1916. Founded in response to a call for quality higher education for young women of moderate means, the College has been dedicated to academic excellence, pre-professional education and service since its inception.
During World Wars I and II, students held fund raisers, joined the Red Cross and entertained troops in the neighboring Brooklyn Navy Yard. In 1970, the College became officially known as St. Joseph's College, New York and admitted its first male students. The College’s location in Brooklyn puts it in the center of one of the nation’s most diversified academic and cultural cities. The Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Brooklyn Public Library, the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden are all minutes away.
With Manhattan just across the Brooklyn Bridge, students have quick and easy access to such world-renowned places as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. St. Joseph's Brooklyn Campus is also home to the Dillon Child Study Center, which was founded in 1934 as one of the first college preschools on the East Coast. This unique laboratory school provides opportunities for child study majors to gain hands-on experience, while offering valuable resources to the community.
The College is in the center of one of the nation’s most diverse academic communities (there are six colleges and universities within a two-mile radius). St. Joseph’s offers students access to neighboring colleges as well as to a growing roster of Brooklyn-based cultural facilities.For Brooklyn Campus facility information, click here.