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

B.S./M.D. Program students in the CEESP Tanzania summer course

MAKING STRIDES IN CANCER RESEARCH

Medical students are helping patients of the Ocean Road Cancer Institute fight cancer using their research skills.

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Professor Angelo Lampousis

ACHIEVING EDUCATIONAL GOALS

Angelo Lampousis, lecturer at the Division of Science, is the recipient of the 2019 Professor of the Year Award from ASTM International.

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CCNY Mechanical Engineering Professor Hao Su [third from left] with members of his research team and a model of their exoskeleton.

ENHANCING MOBILITY AND HEALTH

Hao Su, mechanical engineering professor, receives $1.3M grant to develop a softer and more versatile exoskeleton for mobility assistance.

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Victoria Frye, associate professor at the CUNY School of Medicine at CCNY

PROMOTING SAFETY AND WELL-BEING

Victoria Frye, associate professor at the CUNY School of Medicine at CCNY, is the recipient of a NIMH grant.

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Cesar Conde, Chairman of NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises

PREPARING TOMORROW’S GLOBAL LEADERS

Cesar Conde, Chairman of NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, has joined the Colin Powell School's Board of Visitors.

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CCNY Shepard Hall_Green

CAMPUS GREEN WITH ENVY

CCNY named a Green College, as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges by The Princeton Review for 2019.

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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