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

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IN RECOGNITION OF DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, AND SCHOLARSHIP

CCNY has been named a Fulbright Hispanic–Serving Institution Leader, according to the U.S. State Department.

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Governor Kathy Hochul today joined elected officials and leaders from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to tour the site of the Second Avenue Subway expansion.(Photo Credit Adriano Espaillat)

TRANSIT EXPANSION TRANSFORMS COMMUNITY

CCNY takes part in the revitalization of the Second Avenue Subway expansion, which is set to improve economic growth in Harlem.

(Photo Credit Adriano Espaillat)

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CCNY atmospheric scientist Z. Johnny Luo is co-project leader of a $177 million NASA mission to study thunderstorms.

CCNY JOINS NASA'S MISSION TO STUDY STORMS

Z. Johnny Luo, an atmospheric scientist, is a co-project leader of a $177M NASA mission to study thunderstorms.

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Great Hall

EXECUTIVE SEARCH IN PROCESS

CCNY is searching for a CFO and SFD for the Foundations for City College. If you meet the qualifications, consider applying today.

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Chris Bobko joins CCNY’s Zahn Innovation Center as its director.

PUTTING INNOVATIVE IDEAS INTO PRACTICE

CCNY’s Zahn Innovation Center names Chris Bobko, former chief engineering officer of HyperloopTT, as its new director.

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CCNY campus and students walking

TOP RANKINGS FOR CITY COLLEGE

CCNY shines and ranks highly in multiple categories on the Forbes’ America’s Top Colleges 2021 List.

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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