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 alumna Samara Brown is a star on Season 21 of NBC’s “The Voice.” Photo credit: NBC/The Voice.

CCNY ALUMNA'S VOICE SHINES ON NBC

Samara Brown, a music and theatre alumna, is a star on Season 21 of NBC’s “TheVoice.

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Eleven CCNY students take home awards at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students.

OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

Eleven CCNY students take home awards at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students.

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Alethea Pace, an MFA DIAP student, is a recipient of the Harkness Promise Award by Dance Magazine.

CHOREOGRAPHER CREATES INSPIRING MOVES

Alethea Pace, an MFA DIAP student, is a recipient of the Harkness Promise Award by Dance Magazine.

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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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CCNY alumnus Lawrence Tabak is the new acting director of the National Institutes of Health, the nation's medical research agency.

CCNY GRADUATE NAMED ACTING DIRECTOR OF THE NIH

Dr. Lawrence Tabak, class of '72, is the new acting director of the National Institutes of Health.

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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