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CUNY--City College is a public institution that was founded in 1847. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 12,938, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 35 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. CUNY--City College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 61. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,460 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $14,129 (2012-13).
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Founded in 1847, The City College of New York (CCNY) is the oldest of the City University's institutions of higher learning. The campus is on 35 acres of grass and tree land in Manhattan. In Fall 2011, it had 16,089 students in graduate and undergraduate programs in Liberal Arts and Science, Architecture, Engineering, Education and Biomedical Education. In Fall 2008, CCNY started offering Ph.D. degrees in Engineering. CCNY has made a major investment in two new Science buildings. It created and opened a new Architecture building. CCNY has one of the most diverse student bodies in America, representing some 162 countries. In Fall 2011, 109 languages other than English were spoken at CCNY. The College is ranked among the top 12 nationally in graduates who have gone on to earn doctorates and is internationally known for the research activities of its faculty, which received grant support totaling over $66 million dollars in 2010/2011.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to CUNY--City College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at CUNY--City College is $65. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 32.4 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||32.4%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at CUNY--City College is 15:1, and the school has 40.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at CUNY--City College include: Psychology; Engineering; Social Sciences; Visual and Performing Arts; and Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 81.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||7|
|Five most popular majors for 2011 graduates|
CUNY--City College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 12,938, with a gender distribution of 48.5 percent male students and 51.5 percent female students. At this school, 2.2 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 97.8 percent of students live off campus. CUNY--City College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
CUNY--City College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, and health service. CUNY--City College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at CUNY--City College.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At CUNY--City College, 92.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,632.
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|In-state tuition and fees||$5,460 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$14,129 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$13,608 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data