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B+
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
City College is an above-average public college located in Manhattan, New York in the New York City Area. It is a big institution with an enrollment of 10,067 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the City College acceptance rate is 45%. Popular majors include Psychology, Biology, and Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Medicine. Graduating 47% of students, City College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,400.
About CUNY City College of New York...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
City University of New York Athletic Conference
Address
160 Convent Ave
New York, NY 10031
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CUNY City College of New York Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
45%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1000-1240
ACT Range
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$8,547/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $4,971/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,717/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,274/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,445/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,398/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.123 responses
42%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.143 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.143 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,067Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
60%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 88 responses
Report
  • Commuter looking to graduate
    32%
  • All of the above
    18%
  • Free-spirited and ready to learn.
    18%
  • Friendly
    13%
  • People that just wanna get their stuff done
    13%
  • Struggling Students
    5%
  • Diverse
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
38%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.154 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.199 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 89 responses
Report
  • Challenging and diverse
    40%
  • Convenient
    26%
  • Challenging
    13%
  • Helpful
    13%
  • Mismanaged
    3%
  • Accomodating
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
64%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.87 responses
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My favorite thing about this college is the large resource facility that is available. The main library is available 24/7 during finals week and long hours on regular days. There are up to five floors worth of space and resources including computer labs, meeting rooms, independent study, group study, a lounge. People even have a specific area for nap time! It is super relaxed and a great place to focus on your work!
The campus is huge and if you need a break from all the studying door rooms are available for you to hang out in the lounge and our local radio station to tune in. A park to picnic or hang out in and our shuttle bus to drop you off at the train station. There's a gym if you feel a little stiff and lots of sports available with frequent games that go on throughout the semester. Students host bake sales with music playing for their clubs.
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I couldn't have chose a better college! When I first began I was not happy simply because my high school was on the same campus. Little did I know that it was the same planet but an entirely different world. CCNY have so much to offer to their students. There are over 100 student clubs, an extensive list of majors and minors to choose from. There are plenty of programs that are there to help if you are struggling outside and inside of the school. There are also rewards for students who maintain a GPA of 3.0 and above as well as programs that recognizes students who are not quite at the 3.0 mark bug still shows their ambition to succeed. I think the best part was getting first pick in registration because I am registered with the accessibility center. Depending on affiliation (i.e. Honors, athletics, etc.) other students also get first draft to select their classes. Overall CCNY is an amazing college to attend.
The City College of New York, also know as the Free Academy, is a university that values diversity and education. The school provides an environment for students to explore new ideas and cultivate new clubs and foundations upon the campus. The university seeks to connect to the neighborhood as a form of outreach. If I could change something on the campus, it would be the communication between the student body and the administration. There is a barrier between students needs and the administrations response.