A Message From Our Dean
We benefit from both an outstanding heritage and high record of achievement. Founded in 1847, City College is America's first public institution of higher learning. It is the flagship campus of the City University of New York, which has an enrollment of nearly 200,000 degree-seeking students and over 150,000 continuing education students.
As a snapshot of history shows, City College is a consistent producer of long-distance runners on the American educational landscape. Between 1920 and 1970, for example, more of City’s graduates earned Ph.D.’s than graduates of any other university in the U.S. Even when it had no graduate programs of its own — and no research facilities — nine of City’s graduates went on to earn the esteemed Nobel Prize. This is an unsurpassed record for a public institution.
The College’s Grove School of Engineering is the technological crown jewel of CUNY, the one and only engineering school in the system. Through its five academic departments, the Grove School offers undergraduates and graduates a broad range of traditional and newly emerging multidisciplinary degree programs. The faculty are known for their outstanding teaching/learning prowess, and professors are involved in more cutting-edge research enterprise right now than at any other time in City’s history.
The heritage of faculty excellence has given the Grove School of Engineering its best product: outstanding and sought-after graduates. They demonstrate technical expertise as well as real-world skills appropriate for today’s global workforce. And since our demanding social and academic environment reflects the multi-faceted world in which we live, our students are primed for the culturally diverse and technologically challenging world of work that lies ahead. The School provides a unique platform for students eager to help define the very nature of successful society.
Of course, as we embark on the technological millennium, the School is also poised to seize the opportunities to influence the new global engineering. You are invited to navigate through these pages, to learn how we may do this. Please, acquaint yourself with the exciting and energizing learning environment of which we are so proud.
Dean of the Grove School of Engineering