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

U.S. News & World Report lists CCNY's Grove School of Engineering among the best in its 2021 rankings.

GRADUATE PROGRAMS EARN TOP RANKINGS

CCNY's Grove School of Engineering ranked among the top tenth percentile by U.S. News & World Report.

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From left: Robert Domanski, director of Higher Education, NYC TTP; Akira Kawaguchi; Tiffany Jackson, academic program specialist at CCNY's Department of Computer Science; and Lauren Anderson, executive director, NYC TTP.

PURSUING SUCCESSFUL CAREERS IN TECH

Akira Kawaguchi, chair of the Department of Computer Science, is named the 2019 NYC Tech Innovator.

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Maria C. Tamargo

PROFESSOR JOINS PRESTIGIOUS ACADEMY

Maria C. Tamargo, professor of chemistry and doctoral faculty in electrical engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

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Historians Yaari Felber-Seligman [left] and Seiji Shirane are CCNY's newest NEH fellowship award recipients.

PROMOTING EXCELLENCE IN THE HUMANITIES

Yaari Felber-Seligman and Seiji Shirane, historians at CCNY, are recipients of the NEH Fellowships.

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 CCNY civil engineers at the ASCE ceremony in Manhattan where the college was honored. From left: professors Alison Conway, Naresh Devineni, Beth Wittig and Michel Ghosn; students Luis Abreu and Ana Radonjic; and Professor Fengbao Lin.

ENGINEERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

The Grove School of Engineering’s civil engineering department is the recipient of a Centennial Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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CCNY Shepard Hall_Green

CAMPUS GREEN WITH ENVY

CCNY named a Green College, as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges by The Princeton Review for 2019.

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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