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+

CCNY Fast Facts

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

2022 SPJ Mark of Excellence Award winners from left: Anthony Ruiz, Samantha Alvarez, MeiJun (Megan) Lei, Kainoa Presbitero and Flora Lennihan.

HONORING OUTSTANDING STORYTELLING

Five CCNY journalism students are recipients of the SPJ Mark of Excellence Award.​

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From left, Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., AFA President & CEO; Bert E. Brodsky, AFA Founder & Board Chair; Dr. Christine Li, Principal Investigator and CCNY professor; and Dr. Vincent Boudreau, CCNY President.

FINDING A CURE TO END ALZHEIMER’S

CCNY receives a $250K grant from The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to fund new Alzheimer’s research.

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Grove School student Andrew Damas receives alumnus Sheldon Horing Scholarship

SHAPING A SUCCESSFUL ENGINEERING CAREER

Andrew Damas, a mechanical engineering major, is a recipient of The Sheldon Horing Scholarship.

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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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We Are Living Things

THE ART OF CAPTURING A VISION

Film Director Antonio Tibaldi's latest film, "We Are Living Things," depicts two undocumented residents in search of alien life.

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PRODUCING TOP-EARNING GRADUATES

CCNY ranked among the top ten in OnlineU’s 2022 Best Colleges for a Master’s Degree by Salary Score rankings.

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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