The Story of CCNY

Since 1847, we are the original - meeting, and exceeding, the need! The City College of New York takes a pause to reflect on our many accomplishments over the years. Today, CCNY is ranked #1 by The Chronicle of Higher Education out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. The campus boasts outstanding programs in architecture, engineering, education and the liberal arts and sciences to prepare our students for the future, and to produce outstanding leaders in every field. Nowhere else in the city do undergraduates have so many opportunities to conduct research with professors and publish and present their findings. This legacy of achievement, drive, determination and confidence is one that stems from a strong history and the creation/foundation of "The Free Academy", the original name of The City College of New York. 

Read More: History of The City College of New York

 

 

According to CCNY Archives: In this image Eleanor Roosevelt is pictured walking around the campus with City College staff.  More specifically, it looks more like arrival on campus via Convent Ave. Year not known. See also other Eleanor Roosevelt photo. From City College of New York Archives and Special Collections

CCNY OVER THE YEARS

Charter day: The day that gave birth to the City College of New York and our history-making engine of social change for the entire world

View the April 1947 edition of The Campus, an undergraduate newspaper covering the news and concerns of the CCNY undergraduate community.

View the winter 2008 article detailing the placement of the time capsule is placed in the Quadrangle on CCNY's, now, North Campus.

View the October 1947 edition of The Campus, an undergraduate newspaper covering the news and concerns of the CCNY undergraduate community.

The City College of New York kicked off its 175th anniversary by launching a campaign to triple its endowment to $1 billion over the next 10 years. "The Campaign for City College: Doing Remarkable Things Together" was announced by City College President Vincent Boudreau before an audience of more than 200 people gathered in the Great Hall of Shepard Hall for the College’s 16th annual Presidential Awards Gala. 

Fact Facts

175 Years of Doing Remarkable Things Together

$35M

Philanthropy, Trusts & Gifts since 1800's

$50M

Research Dollars over the past 50 years

$55M +

Scholarship awarded since 1990

CCNY NOBEL LAUREATES

Explore the list and details connected to our inspiring collection of CCNY Nobel Laureates 

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HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENTS

Over the years The City College of New York has been both honored and privileged to award many notable persons an Honorary Degree from our first-class institution; explore our list.

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ALUMNI EVENTS & REUNIONS

Paying homage to our alumni, CCNY will host several Homecoming Day celebrations on May 14.  These events will be family-friendly events.  Please continue to check back for additional information as it becomes available.

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A New Look for CCNY

CCNY new logo - seal 2022
In keeping with the need to visually denote City's unique identity, we sought to develop new guidelines and a new visual identity through logo and branded elements. The goal in this initiative was to highlight the iconic tri-face seal - while bringing it, and CCNY, into a new era.  

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Schools and Divisions 

School and Division banners 2022

We fully understand that the work of The City College of New York is not done in isolation. From our campus leadership to the community, to the Schools and Divisions that produce such an outstanding array of graduates each and every year.  For that reason, we have chosen to pay tribute to all areas across campus that have made City College, the City College of today!  These new and updated campus banners are currently on display across the City College campus! 

Great hall Archival Photo

A Look Back

Celebrating our past, stepping confidently into our future. Explore a collection of CCNY archival photos as part of our 175th anniversary celebration. 

ENTER GALLERY

Content Contributors

Office of Institutional Advancement and Communications
160 Convent Avenue
Shepard Hall, Room 154
New York, NY 10031

communications@ccny.cuny.edu  

Contact Information

Dee Dee Mozeleski
Senior Advisor to the President & Vice President, Foundation for City College and Office of Institutional Advancement and Communications
p: 212.650.8208/m: 914.216.9797
e:  dmozeleski@ccny.cuny.edu

Barbara Evans
Associate Executive Director, Foundation for City College and Office of Institutional Advancement and Communications
p: 212.650.5043
e:  bevans@ccny.cuny.edu  /m: 917.572.4202

Annika Luedke
Director, Corporate Relations & Foundations
p: 212.650.8647
e:  aluedke@ccny.cuny.edu