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

Sandra Serrano, from CCNY's CWE, is the winner of a $10k Women’s Forum Education Fund fellowship.

LEADING A PATHWAY TO SUCCESS

Sandra Serrano, from CCNY's CWE, is the winner of a $10k Women’s Forum Education Fund fellowship.

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Hernan Makse

DETECTING VIRUS USING AI

CCNY physicist Hernan Makse and colleagues have developed a mobile app to track and trace those infected with COVID-19.

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Lizzette Salmeron

ENGINEER EARNS TOP HONOR

Lizzette Salmeron, CCNY Class of 2020, is the recipient of a highly competitive GEM Fellowship.

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Tarik Fathallah

BUILDING SOLUTIONS FOR GLOBAL PROBLEMS

MPA student Tarik Fathallah and his multinational team develop the winning project in MIT COVID-19 hackathon.

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Avery Maillet 2020 All-American

TRACK & FIELD STAR EARNS ALL-AMERICAN HONORS

CCNY junior Avery Maillet receives NCAA All-America honors in two different events for the 2020 indoor season.

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CCNY Campus

IMPROVING LIVES AND EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE

CCNY top the ranks as a powerful social and economic mobility engine, according to the Brookings Institution study.

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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