Boricua College

Campus Description

Boricua College is the first private four-year bilingual institution of higher education learning on the United States mainland developed by Puerto Ricans and dedicated to educating Latinos. It is the only private minority institution granted an absolute charter in New York State.

The College is located in New York City and maintains three campuses: the Manhattan Campus situated in the historic Audubon Terrace of Manhattan's Upper West Side and a second cluster of facilities located in the Williamsburg and Greenpoint sections (Brooklyn Campus), as well as our recently opened (September 2010), state-of-the-art Bronx Campus in the Melrose section of the South Bronx.

Boricua College opened its doors in 1974 to 26 students, and presently enrolls 1,200 students in liberal arts and other academic programs leading to undergraduate and graduate degreees. The majority of students are Puerto Rican or Latin American and 18% are of other ethnic groups.

The College is committed to strengthening Latino culture through a bilingual, bicultural approach to learning, and provides students the opportunity to design highly individualized programs to fulfill intellectual and career goals. Many of the College's learning activities are also focused on understanding and finding solutions to problems and concerns facing Latinos and other Americans to prepare students for effective leadership in their communities.

The College is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents, and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Manhattan Campus: 3755 Broadway, New York, NY 10032; Brooklyn Campus/Northside Center: 186 North 6th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211; Brooklyn Campus/Graham Center: 9 Graham Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11206; Bronx Campus: 890 Washington Ave., Bronx, NY 10451

Bronx Campus: 347.964.8600; Brooklyn Campus/Northside Center: 718.782.2200; Brooklyn Campus/Graham Center: 718.963.4112; Manhattan Campus: 212.694.1000
Bronx Campus: 347.964.8614; Brooklyn Campus/Northside Center: 718.782.2050; Brooklyn Campus/Graham Center: 718.963.3473; Manhattan Campus: 212.694.1015
Bronx Campus: Brooklyn Campus/Graham Center: Brooklyn Campus/Northside Center: Manhattan Campus:

Boricua College on the Web

Degrees Offered

Associate (AA in liberal arts and sciences), Bachelor's (BA in liberal arts and sciences; BS in business administration, childhood education, human services), Master's [MS in education (TESOL); MS in human services]


Recreational sports: aerobics, dance, martial arts, weight training, yoga.

Clubs and Activities

Boricua College Chorus, Student Council. The College also sponsors many cultural and community activities each year that bring together students with community leaders, artists, and elected officials. These include lectures, films, seminars, panel discussions and conferences, concerts and recitals, art exhibitions, and performances of drama and dance.


Featured Programs

The educational model used at Boricua College aims for high academic standards. Careful attention is given to the development of personal and intellectual skills required for further learning and leadership in the world.

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 925 (Full-time: 227 men, 698 women; Part-time: n/a)
Graduate (Matriculated): 70 (Full-time: 10 men, 60 women; Part-time: n/a)

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American14.6%17.1%
% Hispanic / Latino81.7%68.7%
% White, Non-Hispanic1.2%2.8%
% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander0.3%1.4%
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity2.2%10%

Tuition Information for 2016-2017

Tuition & Fees:
$10,625 per year for Manhattan and Brooklyn Campuses; $10,625 for Bronx Campus (Bronx Campus tuition and fees is for yr 2015-16)
Tuition Only:
$10,600 per year for Manhattan and Brooklyn Campuses; $10,600 for Bronx Campus (Bronx Campus tuition is for yr 2015-16)
Room & Board:
Graduate Tuition & Fees:

$13,100 per year

Admission/Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers): fall- rolling; spring- rolling

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers):

Application Requirements

HS transcript or GED; application; interview; $25 fee.
Average Financial Aid Package:
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid: