About Us

“Open the doors to all. Let the children of all rich and the poor take their seats together and know of no distinction save that of industry, good conduct and intellect.”

-- Townsend Harris, Founder

Since 1847, City College has been an intellectually exciting and rigorous environment that produced ten Nobel Laureates, a Secretary of State, and a Justice of the Supreme Court. As with many public colleges and universities, state-budgeted funds become more and more scarce over time. Our standard of excellence with our dedicated faculty and talented students–and with your help–will create a future unlike any other college or university in the nation. Please join us to continue this proud legacy at City College.