Clinton Hill

Clinton Hill

St. Joseph’s Brooklyn Campus is in the heart of the historic Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn, one of the trendiest fusion neighborhoods outside of Manhattan. The campus is surrounded by landmark brownstone buildings and homes, while shopping and restaurants are located close to campus on Atlantic and Myrtle avenues. The Brooklyn Campus offers more than 24 undergraduate programs and certificates along with state-of-the art technology and the renowned Dillon Child Study Center.

The Clinton Hill Historic District is a neighborhood where New York’s wealthiest citizens once lived — so many that it was dubbed Brooklyn’s “Gold Coast” in the 1920s. Today, this area is home to several prestigious schools and a hub of cultural and intellectual activity.

Pratt Institute of Art and the Brooklyn Academy of Music are both within walking distance of St. Joseph’s, as is the MoCADA museum and the Mark Morris Dance Company, as well as The Barclays Center.

Clinton Hill has earned a well-deserved reputation as a dining mecca in Brooklyn; in fact, you’ll find “restaurant row” right around the corner from St. Joseph's University on DeKalb Avenue.

Some of the greatest contributors to the arts have lived in or near Clinton Hill, including poets Walt Whitman and Marianne Moore, novelists John Steinbeck and Jhumpa Lahiri, and actors Rosie Perez, Chris Rock and Spike Lee, who was raised in the area and currently operates his film company in nearby Fort Greene.