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

The training hub is a beneficiary of the U.S. DOE’s $5M grant that will expand experiential learning at City College.

ENGAGING STUDENTS IN HANDS-ON EXPERIENCES

CCNY receives a $5M grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand experiential learning.

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Great Hall

EXECUTIVE SEARCH IN PROCESS

CCNY is searching for a CFO and SFD for the Foundations for City College. If you meet the qualifications, consider applying today.

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Honors student Ricardo Polanco is a 2022 Transportation Research Board Minority Student Fellow.

ANALYZING THE NATION'S TRANSPORTATION ISSUES

Honors student Ricardo Polanco is a 2022 Transportation Research Board Minority Student Fellow.

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BIC Students

DEVELOPING STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS

CCNY's BIC graduate program has added a media track to its Master of Professional Studies curriculum.

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Author and visiting professor at CCNY, Amir Ahmadi.

CRAFTING COMPELLING STORIES

Amir Ahmadi, author and visiting professor at CCNY, discusses his latest novel “Then the Fish Swallowed Him” in the new CCNY reading forum.

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CCNY campus and students walking

TOP RANKINGS FOR CITY COLLEGE

CCNY shines and ranks highly in multiple categories on the Forbes’ America’s Top Colleges 2021 List.

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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