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

Gaming design and development

EXPANDING THE DIGITAL GAMING INDUSTRY

CCNY joins the Mayor’s initiative to make New York City a leading hub for digital game development.

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CCNY Campus with students

EDUCATION PAIRS WITH OPPORTUNITY

The CCNY Specialized High Schools Scholarship Project provides scholarships to some of the city’s most elite high schools.

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Dr. Simone K. Tarver is a 2022 Crain’s New York Business Notable in Advertising, Marketing and PR.

RECOGNIZED IN THE FIELD OF MARKETING, ADVERTISING & PR

Crain's NY selects one of CCNY's own, Dr. Simone Tarver, as a 2022 Notable in Advertising, Marketing and PR.

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Farmers Market at CCNY

STOP BY THE FARMERS MARKET

A farmers market for CCNY and the Harlem community combats hunger and food insecurity.

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Sy Sternberg, CCNY 1965 and honorary degree in 2010, and Laurie Sternberg

DEVELOPING STUDENT LEADERSHIP INITIATIVES

CCNY establishes an endowed professorship to advance student leadership from the Sternberg family.

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CCNY Campus

TOP RANKINGS FOR CITY COLLEGE

City ranks among best national universities for 2022, according to the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, and Princeton Review.

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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