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 Campus in the fall

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

CCNY's 2020 ABRCMS winners (from left) Alpha Amadou Bah, Arielle Brutus and Taisha Gomez.

OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

Three CCNY students take home awards at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students.

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Association of LGBTQ Journalists names CCNY’s Linda Villarosa to Hall of Fame

HONORING IMPACT THROUGH COMPOSITION

CCNY professor Linda Villarosa is a 2020 inductee into the LGBTQ Journalists Hall of Fame.

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Karissa Collins (left) and Huan Ying Zhang, 2021 Eisenhower Fellows from CCNY's Grove School of Engineering.

INSPIRING INNOVATIVE LEADERS

Two Grove School of Engineering students are recipients of the 2021 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships.

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Personal Touch employee (left) distributes meal to Towers resident.

COMBATING FOOD INSECURITY IN THE COMMUNITY

CCNY receives a $16K grant from the West Harlem Development for holiday food initiatives.

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Maria Tzortziou &

UNDERSTANDING COASTAL CHANGES

Maria Tzortziou, an oceanic and atmospheric scientist, is engaged in an NSF-funded collaborative study of the Long Island Sound.

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CCNY campus with students

CCNY EARNS A TOP SPOT FOR DIVERSITY

City tops the ranks as a diverse campus, according to the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education Best College Rankings.

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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