The education in Greenwich Village is second to none. There are a variety of collages in and around the Village and a top-rated high school that is rich in history, just like the Village.
Stuyvesant High School was founded in 1904. It began as a training school for boys only. In 1969, the school saw its first co-ed class, which consisted of 14 girls. Currently, the boy to girl ratio is nearly 1:1. Students who are in their freshman and sophomore years are selected by an entrance examination. This school is open to all students living in New York City. This high school gives great focus to the areas of science, mathematics and technology. This school is even more famous than other high schools in the area because it has graduated Four Nobel Laureates.
The most notable collage in Greenwich Village is New York University, also known as NYU. This collage was founded in 1831 with a class of 158 students. It has grown to include five different campuses that are home to over 40,000 students. Campuses can be found abroad, in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. Samuel F. B. Morse, inventor of the famous code, was included as one of the first instructors at NYU. There are over 2,500 courses and 25 degrees offered at NYU currently.
With so many students at NYU, many students choose to live in off-campus housing in Greenwich Village. The Village has remained largely historic, which makes the history of this great city just another complement to the top rated education in Greenwich Village.