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.
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WRITER RECEIVES TOP RECOGNITION
Lynn Nottage, renowned playwright and screenwriter, is CCNY's 2023 Langston Hughes Medalist.
ARCHITECT RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL AWARD
Pedro J. Cruz Cruz, a Spitzer School alum, wins an international award at the 2022 Lisbon Architecture Triennial.
REMEMBERING AN ICONIC ART DIRECTOR
City mourns the loss of art director George Lois who served on the advisory board for the CCNY's BIC program.
MOTIVATED BY THE MUSIC
Sara Molano, a junior majoring in jazz, is CCNY's first Ella Fitzgerald Scholarship recipient.
REMEMBERING ARCHITECT MICHAEL SORKIN
The late Distinguished Professor Michael Sorkin's memory and impact live on at CCNY in the Sorkin Reading Room.