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Montauk Point Lighthouse


Long Island & The New York Metropolitan Region


Five Towns College is located in a mecca of world culture. Within easy commute of the College are institutions where world-renowned musicians, artists, and performers regularly appear. In addition, the College is geographically close to numerous famous educators, journalists, broadcasters, and CEOs.


The educational advantage to a college located in the cultural and commercial capitol of the world cannot be overemphasized. New York City, with everything from Lincoln Center, Broadway, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Wall Street, and, yes, MTV is just a train ride away. The opportunity to see, hear, and directly experience the plethora of creative activities that only New York City and Long Island offer is one that cannot fail to make a student's four years at Five Towns College much more than an opportunity for technical growth. It is truly a chance to expand every horizon and to mature intellectually, emotionally, and culturally.


Closer to campus, the many communities of Long Island abound

with cultural and recreational opportunities, including not only the College’s Dix Hills Performing Arts Center but also the following museums, cultural centers, and historical sites:


Brookhaven Lab Science Museum

Coe Hall Museum

Cradle of Aviation Museum

Garvies Point Museum

Heckscher Art Museum

Islip Art Museum

Jones Beach Theater

Long Beach Museum of Art

L.I. Cultural History Laboratory and Museum

Long Island Maritime Museum

The Long Island Museum

Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum

Museum in the Park

Museum of Long Island Natural Science

Museums at Stony Brook

Nassau County Museum of Art

North Fork Theatre at Westbury

Old Bethpage Village Restoration

Old Westbury Gardens

Parrish Art Museum

Planting Fields Arboretum

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

Sands Point Preserve

Science Museum of Long Island

Suffolk County Historical Museum

Tackapausha Museum

The Staller Center for the Performing Arts

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium

Walt Whitman Birthplace Museum


The sandy shores of Jones Beach State Park and the Fire Island National Seashore are world renowned for their white sandy beaches. Just off campus is also Long Island's bustling Route 110 corridor, the home of numerous national and multinational corporations. The range of cultural and recreational offerings in the Long Island-New York City Metropolitan area is, in summary, simply breathtaking.