Welcome to the City College of New York

The City College of New York (established as 'The Free Academy' in 1847) is the founding institution of the City University of New York and home to eight schools and divisions, each dedicated to the advancement of research and knowledge. We're the place where Albert Einstein first presented his theory of general relativity outside of Europe, our alumni discovered the polio vaccine, helped build the Internet, and designed the Panama Canal. And, our alumni have gone on to become Supreme Court Justices, Secretaries of State, leaders of industry, world-renowned researchers and award winning actors and musicians. We’re the City College of yesterday, today and tomorrow. See yourself here. City College

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CCNY Fast Facts

Why CCNY? Here are a few reasons.

$5M+

Total student scholarships, stipends, and fellowships awarded

115+

Number of undergraduate majors and master's programs

95.6%

Full-time faculty members who hold terminal degrees in their fields

150+

Total number of countries that CCNY students represent

CCNY Fast Facts Sheet

Spotlights

CCNY grammy nominee mike holober - photo credit Perry Hall

CCNY PROFESSOR GRABS GRAMMY NOM

Professor Mike Holober's recent double album, "Hiding Out", earns a 2020 Grammy nomination.

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CCNY student-designed “Manganese Prime”

EXCELLING IN REGIONAL COMPETITION

Grove School’s “Manganese Prime” placed fourth at AIChE's annual Chem-E-Car Competition.

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Dr. Susan L. Perkins is CCNY's new Martin and Michele Cohen Dean of Science.

MICROBIOLOGIST JOINS THE DIVISION OF SCIENCE

Dr. Susan L. Perkins, a microbiologist, is the new Martin and Michele Cohen Dean of Science.

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Renowned physicist Michio Kaku receives Finley award, four distinguished alumni receive CCNY honors

RECEIVING TOP RECOGNITION

Physicist Michio Kaku receives Finley award, and four distinguished alumni receive CCNY honors for outstanding post-graduate achievement.

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CCNY engineer Rosemarie Wesson is 2019 AAAS Fellow

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS IN ENGINEERING

Rosemarie D. Wesson, Grove School of Engineering Associate Dean for Research, is named an AAAS Fellow.

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CCNY Shepard Hall_Green

CAMPUS GREEN WITH ENVY

CCNY named a Green College, as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges by The Princeton Review for 2019.

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Looking Forward: Strategic Plan 2019

Learn more about where CCNY, the home of upward social mobility, is planning to go in the coming year and beyond. 

Explore Our Five Year Plan