090808steinhardtblding.jpgIt's never been a better time to be a nerd in CUNY's Honors College; besides the free tuition, the free admission to dozens of institutions like the Metropolitan Opera and the Museum of Modern Art, the braniacs now get to take classes at a fancy four-story brownstone on the Upper West Side. The university bought the Gothic revival Steinhardt Building (pictured) from the 92nd Street Y and started holding seminars there this semester. According to the Times, this is the first Manhattan outpost for the Honors College, which this year accepted 320 new students out of 3,200 applicants. For reference, first year students in the program have an average SAT score of 1399.