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.

Website: www.ccny.cuny.edu/

Public
Co-ed
13,411
Undergraduate
Students
(51.2%) 6,866 Women
(48.8%) 6,545 Men
2,701
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
41% of 25,378 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.34
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,857
Out-of-state: $18,127
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
504
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 31% 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
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Campus Life

New York Population
8,244,910
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
1% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Beaver
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
25.7% Asian
16.4% Black/African-American
40.7% Hispanic/Latino
1.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
17.1% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students
6.2% from 155 countries
First-Year Students Returning
92.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
11.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is not required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language 3  
Social Studies 4  
History    
Academic Electives 1  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
160 Convent Avenue
City, State, Zip
New York, NY 10031-9198
Phone
(212) 650-6977
Fax
(212) 650-6417
E-mail
admissions@ccny.cuny.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins February 1
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
Required for some freshmen
Other
Creative challenge for architecture, supplemental application for engineering recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
41% of 25,378 applicants were admitted
Women
47% of 13,530 applicants were admitted
Men
34% of 11,848 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
10,340 admitted students enrolled
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.34
3.75 and Above
23%
3.50 - 3.74
28%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
6%
Score of 600 - 700
13%
Score of 500 - 600
49%
Score of 400 - 500
29%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
1%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,857
Out-of-state: $18,127
Room and Board
Not reported
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
financialaid@ccny.cuny.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002688
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found to Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
Need-Based Gift
Received by 93.6% of aid recipients
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 45.4% of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 53.9% of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 14.7% of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
93.8% of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
Need-Based Gift
Received by 99.4% of aid recipients
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 63.4% of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 61.3% of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
7.5% of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Music, Performing Arts
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Local/State Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Intermedia/Multimedia
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Engineering, Psychology, Biological/life sciences, Social sciences, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
504
Part-Time Faculty
957
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
28%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 31% 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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,048,308
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
3000
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science in Education, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Information Science, Master of Professional Studies, Master of Engineering, Master of Public Administration, Master of Urban Planning

Master's Programs of Study

  • Art History
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English as a Second Language
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • History
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Museum Education
  • Museum Studies
  • Physics
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Special Education
  • Urban Design
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Management Information Systems
  • Physics
  • Public Administration

Location and Setting


New York Population
8,244,910
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Campus Size
35 acres

Weather

Temperature
24.9 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
4 mile(s) from campus in New York City
Nearest Train Station
4 mile(s) from campus in New York City

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
1% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
99%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Not available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Beaver
School Colors
Lavender and black

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Fencing x      
Lacrosse     x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Fencing x  
Lacrosse    
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Fencing    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, fencing, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, latin american engineering student assoc./society of hispanic professional engineers, national society of black engineers, bangladesh student association, salsa-mambo, intervarsity christian fellowship
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
13,411
Women
6,866 (51.2%)
Men
6,545 (48.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
10,151
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
25.7% Asian
16.4% Black/African-American
40.7% Hispanic/Latino
1.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
17.1% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students.
6.2% from 155 countries
Average Age
24
All Graduate Students
2,701

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
92.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
11.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
40.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
49.6%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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