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Academics

Honors, Scholarships and Special Programs

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The City College honors community fosters serious study, extracurricular engagement and civic responsibility,

  • Black Male Initiative
    The Initiative's mission is to increase, encourage, and support the retention and educational success of black males and other under-represented groups.

  • The City College Honors Program (Honors Center)
    Offers selected, high-achieving students in all disciplines a particularly challenging academic program in small classes, managed by the Honors Center.

  • City College and Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowships
    Two programs combining outstanding students who share a common interest in research and common aspirations to earn a Ph.D

  • Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service
    Provides a range of support services to students enrolled in CCNY’s master’s Public Service Management Program.

  • Macaulay Honors College (Honors Center)
    For highly qualified entering freshmen, this program provides outstanding educational opportunities, advising and financial support.

  • MARC & RISE Program
    Federal programs funded by the National Institutes of Health, which aim to encourage talented minority students to pursue biomedical or behavioral research careers.

  • National Scholarships and Fellowships
    National scholarships are highly competitive awards that provide support for a range of academic opportunities, including study abroad, language learning, and graduate study. In addition to a high GPA, these programs seek students with research, service, and leadership experiences.

  • SEEK Program - Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge
    A higher educational opportunity program that provides academic and financial support to students who qualify based on specific income and academic criteria.

  • Skadden Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies
    A unique partnership one of the preeminent law firms in the world and CCNY prepares students from low-income and underrepresented groups for successful legal careers.
  • STEM CDI Initiative
    Provides students in the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) the training, experience and support they need to be competitive in career searches and professional school admissions processes.

  • Study Abroad
    Extensive choices at CCNY from semester-long programs in Europe, to short-term programs during the winter and summer sessions in various locations throughout the world.