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

Ahmed Helal, a recent grad of the Spitzer School of Architecture, wins a Vectorworks scholarship with his project "Mass Timber."

ARCHITECT WINS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

Spitzer School's alumnus Ahmed Helal wins the international Vectorworks competition using wood to combat climate change.

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92NY names CCNY Associate Provost Vanessa Valdés 2023 Woman inPower Fellow

EMPOWERING WOMEN TO LEAD

Vanessa K. Valdés, Associate Provost for Community Engagement, is named a 2023 Women inPower Fellow.

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CCNY’s Colin Powell School is launching the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Center to support new leaders making a difference in public affairs. The center is named for the late Sen. Moynihan (1927-2003) who represented New York in the U.S. Senate.

BUILDING A DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE PUBLIC SECTOR

CCNY’s Colin Powell School launches the Moynihan Center to cultivate new public voices and prepare diverse leaders for public service.

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Members of the victorious CCNY Grove School team that placed first in the US and Canada at the global CSAW games at NYU. From left: Facundo Aguirre, Mohammad Walid Charrwi, Vedika Saravanan, and faculty advisor Prof. Samah Saeed.

ENGINEERING TEAM TAKES FIRST PLACE

CCNY's Grove School team placed first in the US and Canada at the global CSAW games at NYU.

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Professor Rishi Raj

REMEMBERING RISHI S. RAJ

CCNY mourns the passing of Engineering Professor Rishi Raj, a devoted and beloved member of the City campus and community.

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CCNY, which is celebrating its 175th anniversary, has made the Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges for the fifth straight year.

GREEN WITH ENVY

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

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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