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

CCNY's 2021 Salk Scholars (from left) Miguel Chavez, Tzippora Chwat and Mathiu Perez.

SUCCESSFUL MEDICAL CAREERS IN THE MAKING

Jonas E. Salk Scholarship awarded to three CCNY’s students who plan careers in medicine and biological sciences.

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CCNY Grove School of Engineering

CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT WINS NATIONAL AWARD

CCNY's Grove School of Engineering receives the 2021 ASCE Walter LeFavre Award.

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An endowed scholarship fund has been established at CCNY by the family of Elyse L. Nass (1947-2019), the award-winning playwright and early champion of gender equality and the rights of the elderly.

CRAFTING COMPELLING STORIES

CCNY announces the creation of The Elyse L. Nass Endowed Scholarship Fund to support students in the field of playwriting.

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Vartan Gregorian (1934-2021)

TRANSFORMATIVE CIVIC LEADER AND EDUCATOR

CCNY mourns the loss of Vartan Gregorian, a distinguished member of the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership Board of Visitors.

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Daniella Piper

RISING LEVELS OF SUCCESS

Daniella Piper, a distinguished alumna, has been named Regional Manager for the New York Power Authority’s Western Region.

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CCNY Campus Summer

CITY REMAINS A TOP-RANKED COLLEGE

CCNY ranks in the top 1.8% of universities in the world, according to the Center for World University 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