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

Mathiu Perez

PURSUING A DUAL MEDICAL AND RESEARCH CAREER

Mathiu Perez, a recent CCNY graduate, wins the MD-PhD NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholarship.

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“The Weasels’ Tale” ushers in CCNY's eighth TAFFNY film festival, June 21

REFLECTING ON DIVERSITY

Take part, virtually, in TAFFNY and experience documentary films representing the cultures and languages of the Americas.

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Madelyn De Los Santos

DEVELOPING STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

Madelyn De Los Santos, a junior in the AD/PR program, is the 2021 Art Stevens PRSA-NY CCNY Scholar for Excellence in Public Relations.

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Aisha Fuenzalida Butt (left) Cassiady Perard are CCNY's 2021 Fulbright award recipients.

BUILDING CONNECTIONS ABROAD

CCNY's Aisha Fuenzalida Butt and Cassidy Perard will travel overseas this fall as Fulbright Scholars.

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CCNY alumnus Kenneth Levy and his wife Gloria

CREATING A SUCCESSFUL PATH FOR FUTURE ENGINEERS

CCNY alumnus Kenneth Levy and his wife Gloria have established a scholarship to support up to 50 students annually in the Grove School of Engineering.

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CCNY Campus Summer

CITY REMAINS A TOP-RANKED COLLEGE

CCNY ranks in the top 1.8% of universities in the world, according to the Center for World University 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