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City College of New York

New York, NY

City College, founded in 1847 as the Free Academy, is a public institution. Programs are offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Science and the Schools of Architecture, Education and Engineering, and the Division of the Arts. Its 35-acre campus of Gothic and modern architecture is located in New York's St. Nicholas Heights section.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students13,436
   Women6,873 (51.2%)
   Men6,563 (48.8%)
Graduate Students2,591


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate40% of 24,735 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineFebruary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math510-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading460-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing450-580 range of middle 50%
ACT CompositeNot reported


Cost of AttendanceNot available
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,740
Out-of-state: $17,210
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met84%
Average Freshman Award$9,012
Average Indebtedness of
2015 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 36% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes


New York Population8,244,910
Nearest Metropolitan AreaNew York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee 
Students in College Housing 
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
25.7% Asian
17.5% Black/African-American
38.0% Hispanic/Latino
1.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
16.3% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students5.8% from 140 countries
First-Year Students Returning87.4%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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CLASS OF 2021 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
Interested in This College
Average 3.40 3.74 614 598 29
Low 2.30 3.01 510 460 20
High 4.00 4.40 770 680 34
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• City College is nationally known as the public college with nine Nobel Laureates among its baccalaureate graduates.

• For its first century, 1847-1947, City College charged no tuition.

• City College's Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies brings politics, policymaking, research and education to life through real experiences.

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