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 campus with students

CCNY EARNS A TOP SPOT FOR DIVERSITY

City tops the ranks as a diverse campus, according to the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education Best College Rankings.

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CCNY's Michelle Caines [left] and Sheila Castillo are Women’s Forum Education fellowship winners.

LEADING A PATHWAY TO SUCCESS

Michelle Caines and Sheila Castillo, from CCNY's CWE, are each the recipients of a $10K Women’s Forum Education Fund fellowship.

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Two students in science class

CCNY IS NAMED TOP PHYSICS SCHOOL

CCNY’s Division of Science enters quantum project, hailed as a top producer of physics graduates in the nation.

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Art professor, Hajoe Moderegger

VISUAL ARTIST SECURES FULBRIGHT

Art professor, Hajoe Moderegger, will venture to Hong Kong in 2021 to research and create new work at the nexus of traditional crafts and digital technology.

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 Best-selling author, sociologist and public intellectual Michael Eric Dyson is CCNY's 2020 Langston Hughes Medal recipient.

WRITER RECEIVES TOP RECOGNITION

Michael Eric Dyson, best-selling author, sociologist and public intellectual, is CCNY's 2020 Langston Hughes Medalist.

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IMPROVING LIVES AND EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE

CCNY tops the ranks as a powerful social and economic mobility engine, according to the Brookings Institution study.

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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