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 Campus in the fall

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 MA student Claire Balani is the winner of a Career Development Grant from the American Association of University Women.

EMPOWERING WOMEN TO SUCCEED

Claire Balani, a master’s in Language and Literacy major, is the recipient of the Career Development Grant from the AAUW.

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CCNY students in a classroom smiling

CULTIVATING BANKING'S FUTURE LEADERS

CCNY's Colin Powell School is partnering with Santander to prepare students for careers in banking and finance.

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Catherine Seavitt Nordenson, director of the Graduate Landscape Architecture Program, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

TRANSFORMING OUTDOOR AESTHETICS

Catherine Seavitt Nordenson, director of the Graduate Landscape Architecture Program, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

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Student writing

ATTRACTING DIVERSE WRITERS

CCNY's MFA program in creative writing is writing its own story, and is filled to capacity doing so!

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Felix Rodriguez, BPL technology specialist, installs an energy monitoring device in a CCNY facility.

ADVANCING ENERGY PERFORMANCE

CUNY institute at CCNY wins the $1.4M NYSERDA Energy to Lead Award to develop systematic processes for managing energy-consuming systems on campus.

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CCNY's 2021 Mellon Mays Fellows (from left) Jamar Brown, Hawa Diallo, Abigale Garpestad, Elijah Matos and Bebel Nilo.

CREATING A PATH FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS

Five CCNY students have been awarded the 2021 Mellon Mays Fellowships to pursue their doctoral careers.

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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