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

In memoriam, H. Jack Geiger, Professor Emeritus and community health pioneer

A VISIONARY ADVOCATE FOR HEALTH AND RIGHTS

CCNY mourns the loss of Dr. H. Jack Geiger, Professor Emeritus of CUNY School of Medicine and community health pioneer.

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Joshua Kemp, CCNY Class of 2017, will travel back to China as a Schwarzman Scholar.

DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP SKILLS ABROAD

Joshua Kemp, CCNY Class of 2017, will travel back to China as a Schwarzman Scholar.

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City College's Lucas Parra and Elizabeth Sutton of MSK

MAKING STRIDES IN CANCER RESEARCH

CCNY's Lucas Parra and Elizabeth Sutton of MSK lead a $4M NIH-funded breast cancer screening study utilizing machine-learning.

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Computer science faculty Jie Wei (left) and Zhigang Zhu

LEADING ADVANCED SENSING RESEARCH

Computer science faculty Jie Wei and Zhigang Zhu are recipients of a three-year Air Force grant.

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Distinguished CCNY alumnus and CUNY School of Medicine visionary Thomas H. Haines is a new Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

HONORING LIFELONG DEDICATION TO ADVANCING SCIENCE

Distinguished CCNY alumnus and CUNY School of Medicine visionary Thomas H. Haines is named an AAAS Fellow.

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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