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

Two students working on their laptop

BUILDING THRIVING COMPANIES AND CAREERS

CCNY partners with the Blackstone Charitable Foundation for the Blackstone LaunchPad Program.

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Honors student Ricardo Polanco is a 2022 Transportation Research Board Minority Student Fellow.

ANALYZING THE NATION'S TRANSPORTATION ISSUES

Honors student Ricardo Polanco is a 2022 Transportation Research Board Minority Student Fellow.

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Ruth Stark, a CUNY Distinguished Professor, and Robert Messinger, a CUNY Assistant Professor, in front of a large NMR magnet at CCNY. It’s one of the research instruments to be upgraded with the NSF grant.

ACQUIRING MULTI-USER RESEARCH INSTRUMENTS

CCNY research equipment upgrade to unique levels with an $800K grant from the National Science Foundation.

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D.R. President Luis Abinader

HONORING THE SACRIFICES MADE BY DOMINICANS

President Luis Abinader of the Dominican Republic visits CCNY and inaugurates the “1961: Year of Freedom” exhibit.

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Student Ahmed Helal who's examining a scale model of Leonardo Da Vinci's unbuilt Galata bridge.

​REVOLUTIONIZED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

Mohammad Bolhassani, an assistant professor and masonry structures specialist, decodes Da Vinci’s bridge design.

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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