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University Heights is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of the Bronx . It is bounded by the Harlem River to the west, West Kingsbridge Rd to the north, Jerome Av to the east, and Burnside Av/Bronx Community College to the south. It borders the Kingsbridge neighborhood to the north, the Fordham neighborhood to the east, Morris Heights immediately to the south, and the Inwood section of Manhattan to the west across the Harlem River.
The neighborhood takes it name from the hill where the New York University uptown campus was built in 1894, with the primary street being University Avenue, and its main intersection at University Avenue and Fordham Road. In 1973, NYU sold the campus to the City University of New York, who renamed the campus Bronx Community College, but the neighborhood name has remained.
The neighborhood is predominantly Dominican. It is served by the 4 train at Burnside Avenue, 183rd Street, Fordham Rd, and Kingsbridge Rd.
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