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

Harold Gamarro is CCNY's second GEM Fellow from the Class of 2020.

ACCESSING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Harold Gamarro, a graduate of the Grove School of Engineering, is CCNY's second GEM Fellow from the Class of 2020.

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Grace McGrath is Palantir Women in Tech North American Scholar

WOMAN SCHOLAR IN TECHNOLOGY

Grace McGrath of CCNY's Macaulay Honors College program is a 2020 Palantir Women In Technology Scholar.

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Bruce Kim of CCNY's Grove School of Engineering

BUILDING INNOVATIVE SECURITY SOLUTIONS

Bruce Kim of CCNY's Grove School of Engineering is the recipient of a $600K grant to improve maritime security.

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CCNY women's track and field Avery Maillet named USTFCCCA All-Academic Athlete for a second straight year.

OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC SUCCESS

CCNY women's track and field Avery Maillet named USTFCCCA All-Academic Athlete for a second straight year.

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Teresa López-Castro, psychologist in CCNY's Colin Powell School

RESEARCHING SOLUTIONS TO OPIOID MISUSE

Professor Teresa López-Castro is advancing her research into opioid use disorder treatment with a $200K grant from the NIH.

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CCNY Campus

IMPROVING LIVES AND EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE

CCNY tops 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