The Queens College campus in NYC has had several past uses including the Parental School for "incorrigible boys and truants," which closed after a scandal.
Bronx Community College (BCC), the first community college to be declared a National Historic Landmark, is located in NYU's former University Heights campus.
Rutgers Female College, started in 1839 as Rutgers Female Institute, was New York City's first women's college. its pioneering role is largely forgotten.
Hunter College lacks a quad or even a nearby park. Ironically, it is located on part of the site of Hamilton Square, a planned park that never came to fruition.
Vanderbilt Hall, home of the NYU School of Law, has gone from being criticized for destroying the character of Washington Square to being a cherished landmkark.