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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 Benjamin Reichman

CREATING A SUCCESSFUL PATH

Benjamin Reichman, a junior in the Macaulay Honors College program at CCNY, is a 2020 Goldwater Scholar.

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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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Gonzalo Torres, medical professor at the CUNY School of Medicine at CCNY

MEDICAL PROFESSOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Gonzalo Torres, medical professor at the CUNY School of Medicine at CCNY, receives two NIH grants.

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CCNY PhD candidate Fatlum Hajredini

RECOGNIZING ACADEMIC SUCCESS

CCNY PhD candidate, Fatlum Hajredini, is among stellar young scientists from around the world selected to attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.

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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