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

CCNY Fast Facts Sheet

Spotlights

Robert Anderson, a biology professor, is named Global Highly Cited Researcher 2019.

ACCELERATING THE PACE OF RESEARCH

Robert Anderson, a biology professor, is named Global Highly Cited Researcher 2019.

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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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 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's students on campus

ENHANCING ACCESS TO EDUCATIONAL AND RESEARCH EXCELLENCE

CCNY announces the formation of The Foundation for City College, Inc., with an endowment of more than $290 million.

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CCNY grammy nominee mike holober - photo credit Perry Hall

CCNY PROFESSOR GRABS GRAMMY NOM

Professor Mike Holober's recent double album, "Hiding Out", earns a 2020 Grammy nomination.

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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