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

Four of the nine Gilman Scholars who will be studying abroad in 2021. Maliha Khan, Michael Chu-A-Kong, Asia Dominguez and Myra Rosa

DEVELOPING GLOBAL AND INTERCULTURAL SKILLS

Nine CCNY students will travel abroad on Gilman Scholarships to further their educational career.

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Alexander Khanikaev

LEADING INNOVATIVE RESEARCH

CCNY scientist Alexander Khanikaev has been elected a Fellow Member of the Optical Society of America.

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CUNY-IIE’s leadership team [clockwise from the top] Tatyana Kleyn, Nancy Stern, Ariana Mangual Figueroa and Cynthia Nayeli Carvajal.

BUILDING EDUCATIONAL CONNECTIONS

CCNY educators lead a $6M CUNY-IIE project to uplift New York’s immigrant communities.

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CCNY Grove School of Engineering senior Luis Abreu

ANALYZING THE NATION'S TRANSPORTATION ISSUES

CCNY Grove School of Engineering senior Luis Abreu is a 2021 TRB Minority Student Fellow.

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Maria Tzortziou &

UNDERSTANDING COASTAL CHANGES

Maria Tzortziou, an oceanic and atmospheric scientist, is engaged in an NSF-funded collaborative study of the Long Island Sound.

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CCNY campus with students

CCNY EARNS A TOP SPOT FOR DIVERSITY

City tops the ranks as a diverse campus, according to the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education Best College Rankings.

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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