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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 Students13,508
   WomenNot reported
   MenNot reported
Graduate StudentsNot reported


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 GPA3.37
SAT Math510-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading525-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing450-570 range of middle 50%
ACT CompositeNot reported


Cost of AttendanceNot available
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,940
Out-of-state: $17,810
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met85%
Average Freshman Award$9,499
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size2-9 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


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
26.0% Asian
17.1% Black/African-American
39.1% Hispanic/Latino
1.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
15.7% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students5.7% from 140 countries
First-Year Students Returning92.0%
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 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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Average 3.50 3.63 588 604 29
Low 2.68 2.00 390 480 22
High 4.00 4.60 740 720 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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