CUNY--City College

2014 Quick Stats
160 Convent Avenue

New York, NY 10031

Phone: (212) 650-7000
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
Jan. 15
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#43 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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CUNY--City College is a public institution that was founded in 1847. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 13,113, 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 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 43. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,088 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,658 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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 2012, it had 16,161 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 160 countries. In Fall 2012, 107 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 $60 million dollars in 2011/2012.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1847
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $196,775,707


When applying to CUNY--City College, it's important to note the application deadline is January 15. The application fee at CUNY--City College is $65. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 32.5 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 32.5%
Application deadline January 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at CUNY--City College is 13:1, and the school has 41.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at CUNY--City College include: Engineering; Psychology; Social Sciences; Mathematics and Statistics; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 82.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 7%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Engineering 14%
Psychology 12%
Social Sciences 11%
Mathematics and Statistics 10%
Visual and Performing Arts 10%

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Student Life

CUNY--City College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 13,113, with a gender distribution of 48.1 percent male students and 51.9 percent female students. At this school, 4.2 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 95.8 percent of students live off campus. CUNY--City College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 16,161
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
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

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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

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Paying for School

At CUNY--City College, 89.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,801.

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In-state tuition and fees $6,088 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $15,658 (2013-14)
Room and board $13,788 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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