Medgar Evers College is a co-educational, public higher education institution that operates as a division of The City University of New York. It was founded in 1970, is located in Brooklyn, New York, and is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association to award 2-year associate and 4-year bachelor degrees in various disciplines.
The school is named for Medgar Wiley Evers, an African-American civil rights activist from Mississippi who worked to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi. He became involved in the civil rights movement after returning from service in World War II and completing his secondary education; he also worked as a field secretary for the NAACP. Evers was murdered by White Citizens' Council member Byron De La Beckwith and buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.
Undergraduate degrees at Medgar Evers are offered through one of the college's four academic schools: The School of Professional and Community Development; The School of Business; The School of Science, Health, and Technology; and The School of Liberal Arts and Education. In addition to degree programs, Medgar Evers offers several adult education, continuing education and certificate programs through its School of Professional and Community Development.
U.S. News and World Report finds that Medgar Evers has a 61 percent freshman retention rate and no classes with 50 or more students. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1.
Teams at Medgar Evers play as part of
the NCAA Division III; they are a member
of the City University of New York
Athletic Conference. The Cougars, as
they are known, have men's teams in
cross country, soccer, track and field
and basketball, among others. Women's
sports include cheerleading, cross
country and basketball.
Medgar Evers athletes are among 136,000 athletes at more than 430 Division III colleges and universities. The division is distinct in the sense that athletes at these colleges and universities receive no financial aid on the basis of athletic merit.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
All financial aid recipients must fill
out the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid. Types of aid offered are
federal Pell Grants, the Tuition
Assistance Program, CUNY Supplemental
Tuition Assistance, Aid for Part-Time
Students, Federal Work-Study, Federal
SEOG, the SEEK Program and the Federal
The Charles Evans Inniss Memorial Library consists of nine units: circulation and reference, periodicals, information literacy, inter-library loan, cataloging, library automation, special collection archives and instructional media services.
The library's stated mission is to serve the information needs of the student bodies both of Medgar Evers College and the City College of New York as a whole by promoting educational resources not only for the college but the surrounding neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Through building print and electronic collections to support both faculty and student research, the library's faculty seeks to teach, promote and develop innovations to enhance access not only to the collections, but to the global marketplace of ideas.
The library stores resources in a variety of formats: periodicals, monographs, audiovisuals, archival/special collections materials and electronic data. Its collection includes more than 110,000 volumes of monographs, more than 25,000 audiovisual items and approximately 350 subscriptions to journals, magazines and newspapers. In addition, the library houses the college archives and special collections, with attention particularly focused on increasing the library's collection with regard to celebrating the life and legacy of Medgar Wiley Evers himself. Library programs include Black History Month and Women's History Month activities as well as Black Writers Conferences, art exhibits and film shows. The library is open to all students, faculty and staff of the CUNY system as well as to members of the surrounding community. Student Housing
Housing for Medgar Evers students is
1665 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225-2201
Fax: (718) 270-6411
Contact: Gloria Leon
Director of Admissions
1650 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225-2201
Total undergrads: 6,037
Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,710
College has an application fee:
Regular application fee: $65
Online application fee: $65
Percent applicants admitted: 96%
Open admission, but with selective
admission to some programs
Percent of students who return for
sophomore year: 56%
Biological & Biomedical|
Business, Management, &
Computer & Information
English Language &
Health Professions &
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Natural Resources &
Public Administration &
Degree levels for each major are|
designated by the following
B = Bachelor's degree
C = Certificate or diploma
*We do not guarantee the accuracy
of information on this page. All
information is subject to change.
You should confirm all information
with a college admissions officer.