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

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Spotlights

From left: Robert Domanski, director of Higher Education, NYC TTP; Akira Kawaguchi; Tiffany Jackson, academic program specialist at CCNY's Department of Computer Science; and Lauren Anderson, executive director, NYC TTP.

PURSUING SUCCESSFUL CAREERS IN TECH

Akira Kawaguchi, chair of the Department of Computer Science, is named the 2019 NYC Tech Innovator.

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Historians Yaari Felber-Seligman [left] and Seiji Shirane are CCNY's newest NEH fellowship award recipients.

PROMOTING EXCELLENCE IN THE HUMANITIES

Yaari Felber-Seligman and Seiji Shirane, historians at CCNY, are recipients of the NEH Fellowships.

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Eisenhower Fellows (from left) are Vicktorija Molodecka, Seydou Konate and Shirazum Munira Shachi.

INSPIRING INNOVATIVE LEADERS

Three Grove School of Engineering students have been awarded the 2019 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship.

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CCNY art historian Harriet F. Senie

ART HISTORIAN RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD

Art historian Harriet F. Senie is the College Art Association’s 2020 Distinguished Professor of Art History Award winner.

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 Elisabetta Terragni, associate professor in The City College of New York’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architectur

RISING LEVELS OF RECOGNITION

Spitzer School's Elisabetta Terragni is the winner of the 2020 Council of Europe Museum Prize.

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CCNY Shepard Hall_Green

CAMPUS GREEN WITH ENVY

CCNY named a Green College, as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges by The Princeton Review for 2019.

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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