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

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Spotlights

ADVANCING TO TOP RESEARCH INSTITUTION

CCNY receives a $5M federal grant to increase research activity and doctoral graduations.

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The first cohort of College Advancement Leader Fellows reflects the racial, ethnic, geographic, and academic diversity of The City College of New York.

DIVERSIFY EDUCATIONAL ADVANCEMENT PROFESSIONALS

CCNY’s Colin Powell School introduces the first cohort of College Advancement Leaders Fellows.

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Tavis Smiley, talk show host and author.

THE VOICE OF HARLEM WELCOMES TAVIS SMILEY

Tavis Smiley, renowned talk show host, brings his eponymous program to WHCR 90.3 FM.

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CCNY's Grove School of Engineering team that's competing in the 2024 Collegiate Wind Competition. The photo was taken inside the newly-refurbished Aerodynamics Laboratory at CCNY.

CITY TEAM EXCELS IN WIND COMPETITION

CCNY's Grove School of Engineering team advances to the final round of the 2024 Collegiate Wind Competition.

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 Sanjoy Banerjee, CCNY Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering & Director, CUNY Energy Institute  CCNY's Sanjoy Banerjee is a new Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

TRANSFORMING THE CULTURE OF INNOVATION

CCNY’s Sanjoy Banerjee has been elected to the National Academy of Inventors’ Class of 2023 Fellows.

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TOP RANKINGS FOR CITY COLLEGE

CCNY ranks number one among all national universities in the United States for economic return on investment.​

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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