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

CCNY's CUNY Medicine School students with Dean Carmen R. Green for Match Day 2024.

REMARKABLE RESIDENCY PLACEMENTS

CUNY Med School at CCNY marks Match Day 2024 with impressive residency placement rates.

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Colin Powell School’s Victoria Lu and Fuhad Khan are recipients of the Jeannette K. Watson fellowships.

EXPANDING PERSONAL GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES

Colin Powell School’s Victoria Lu and Fuhad Khan are recipients of the Jeannette K. Watson fellowships.

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Two CCNY students

SPITZER SCHOOL UNVEILS NEW PROGRAM

CCNY’s Spitzer School of Architecture established a new BA in Urban Studies and the Built Environment.

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Dana Ladd and Musa Matawane are the recipients of the the 2023 Hollander Design Fellowship Awards for first year Master of Landscape Architecture students.

TRANSFORMING THE WORLD THROUGH DESIGN

Two Spitzer School of Architecture students win the 2023 Hollander Design Fellowship Awards.

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Students holding their certificate

ENHANCING CCNY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand secure $1.5M for CCNY's Charles B. Rangel Infrastructure Workforce Initiative.

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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