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Study at CUNY City College

Founded in 1847, CUNY City College of New York or CCNY is an all-inclusive teaching, research, and service institution, dedicated to accessibility and quality in undergraduate and graduate education. It offers over 150 undergraduate and graduate degrees and programs in different fields of study like education, social sciences, the humanities, science, biomedical education and engineering. It also offers over 12 doctoral programs.

The sports teams of CCNY are nicknamed the Beavers. They participate in various sports like Baseball, Volleyball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Tennis and more. The Beavers have won more than 45 CUNYAC championships since 1966.

2007 marked the centennial of the opening of The City College of New York’s campus on Hamilton Heights in Harlem.

Profile of CUNY City College

Students attend City College in New York, NY, a large city. The school is a public institution. City College degrees go up to the Post-Master s certificate.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in engineering, fine arts, education and teaching, and architecture and planning.

City College Selectivity

City College is selective and does not offer open admission. One sign of prestige is that the school only let in 47% of those who applied in 2007. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 410. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 440 and 590.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at City College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student enrolment

There are 14,392 students at the school . City College has a large minority student population.

Student Life

The school values student athletics, and belongs to the City University of New York Athletic Conference.

City College Tuition and Affordability

City College is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

City College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching561special ed, elementary school teaching, math teaching, ESL instruction, early childhood education, multilingual education, educational supervision, English teaching, . . .
Liberal Arts528liberal arts and sciences, English, economics, sociology, international relations, creative writing, political science, Romance languages, . . .
Engineering281electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, biomedical engineering, industrial engineering
Therapy and Counseling166psychology
Science159biomedical sciences, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, biochemistry
Fine Arts102 fine arts
Architecture and Planning98 architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture
Computer Science and Engineering95computer science, computer engineering
Media85 communication studies, digital communications
Business and Management43business management
Music37music performance, music
Mathematics22mathematics, applied mathematics
Medical Support and Technology21physician assistant
Drama and Performing Arts10drama
Photography and Commercial Art8cinematography
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy

Contact: City College

CUNY City College

160 Convent Ave

New York, NY 10031-9101

General Phone: (212) 650-7000

http://www.ccny. cuny.edu

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