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

Members of the victorious CCNY Grove School team that placed first in the US and Canada at the global CSAW games at NYU. From left: Facundo Aguirre, Mohammad Walid Charrwi, Vedika Saravanan, and faculty advisor Prof. Samah Saeed.

ENGINEERING TEAM TAKES FIRST PLACE

CCNY's Grove School team placed first in the US and Canada at the global CSAW games at NYU.

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Award-winning playwright Lynn Nottage is CCNY's 2023 Langston Hughes Medalist. Photo by Lynn Savarese.

WRITER RECEIVES TOP RECOGNITION

Lynn Nottage, renowned playwright and screenwriter, is CCNY's 2023 Langston Hughes Medalist.

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 The 2022 Hollander Design Fellowship and Award winners are (l to r) Ximena Diaz Velasco, Sonia Uthuph and Cassandra Castano.

TRANSFORMING THE WORLD THROUGH DESIGN

Three Spitzer School of Architecture students win the Hollander Design Award and Fellowship.

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Students in the CUNY School of Medicine's Physician Assistant Program.

INCREASING DIVERSITY IN MEDICINE

CUNY School of Medicine is part of Gov. Hochul’s $2.4M commitment to diversifying the physician workforce.​

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 From left: CCNY’s Andrea Alù, Robert Anderson and Alexander Khanikaev appear on the 2022 list of the world’s Highly Cited Researchers.

RESEARCHERS WITH GLOBAL INFLUENCE

Three CCNY faculty have been recognized on Clarivate’s 2022 Highly Cited Researchers list.​

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CCNY, which is celebrating its 175th anniversary, has made the Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges for the fifth straight year.

GREEN WITH ENVY

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

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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