1,456 reviews
  1. New York, NY
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
CUNY City College of New York is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
City University of New York Athletic Conference
Address
160 Convent Ave
New York, NY 10031

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
38%
SAT Scores Range
1000-1260
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
Data not available
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for CUNY City College of New York

Cost

Net Price
$7,125/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $4,537/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,340/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,364/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,855/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,364/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.123 responses
40%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.132 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.132 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,430Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
60%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 77 responses
Report
  • Commuter looking to graduate
    34%
  • Free-spirited and ready to learn.
    19%
  • All of the above
    17%
  • People that just wanna get their stuff done
    13%
  • Friendly
    12%
  • Struggling Students
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
38%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.143 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.188 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 78 responses
Report
  • Challenging and diverse
    40%
  • Convenient
    26%
  • Helpful
    15%
  • Challenging
    14%
  • Mismanaged
    4%
  • Accomodating
    1%

After CUNY City College of New York

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
47%
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

CUNY City College of New York Reviews

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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.
CUNY City College is a great school with a wide variety of degrees and course work for students who are serious about their studies, about their careers, and seek a supportive, diverse environment in which to learn and grow with the goal of making a positive difference in society and the world. The school sets high standards, but provides students with support systems to overcome any challenges they may face. Certain programs and departments are stronger than others, but as with any school and organization, it is up to students and professors in each department to put their best forward to make great things happen in every class. The diversity of the staff and student body - as far as gender, ethnic, religious, sexual identity, languages, experiences, ideologies, and careers/fields - is definitely one of the school's, if not the biggest, strengths! Basically, at City College you get whatever you put in.
City College is New York City's gem. It is located at the one of the highest points around upper Manhattan and has a semi-secluded campus with a mix of newer buildings and gothic-styled ones, which are reminiscent of Hogwarts. Although it is a city college, it has one of the toughest engineering and science programs, which have some of the best graduates in the field. However, it's strength as a city-funded (cheap), rigorous school is also it's flaw. Due to low budget and cuts in funding, the students suffer from raised tuition and fees, poor building maintenance, closed class sections, etc.