The City College of New York – CUNY

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The City College of New York (officially the City College of the City University of New York also called CCNY or City College) is a four-year college that operates as part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the largest urban university system in the United States. Of CUNY’s 23 member institutions, City College of New York (founded in 1847) is the oldest.

City College is located on a 35-acre campus, situated in downtown Manhattan, bordered by 130th and 141st streets. While the campus isn’t that big when compared with other four-year colleges, it’s quite large when you consider the real estate it takes up in downtown Manhattan, one of the most expensive real estate markets in the world. City College’s campus is home to several academic and administrative buildings, many historic and many on the list of national landmarks.

One of the college’s claim to fame is that this was the first free, public college in the United States.

General Information

Admission Office

160 Convent Avenue

Administration Building Room 101

New York, NY 10031

(212) 650-6977

Fax: (212) 650-6417

Contact: Joseph Fatozzi

Director of Admissions
Main Address

160 Convent Avenue

New York, NY 10031

(212) 650-7000

Total undergrads: 12,066

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,775

Degree-seeking undergrads: 11,494

Graduate enrollment: 3,336


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $65

Online application fee: $65

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 45%

College Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
Asian Studies B
Caribbean Studies B
Latin American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Film Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Jazz Studies B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music Theory/Composition B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business – General B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Public Relations B
Publishing C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Art Teacher Education B
Bilingual/Bicultural Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B


Biomedical Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Comparative Literature B
Foreign Language & Literature – General B
French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Physician Assistance B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Jewish/Judaic Studies B
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B
Planetary Sciences B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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