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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  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 10,248 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the City College acceptance rate is 48%. Popular majors include Psychology, Biology, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 55% of students, City College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,400.
160 Convent Ave
New York, NY 10031
Branch of
CUNY System
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
City University of New York Athletic Conference

CUNY City College of New York Rankings

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CCNY Admissions

Acceptance Rate
48%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1040-1270
ACT Range
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$4,674/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,739/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
87%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.123 responses
41%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.158 responses
41%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.158 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    1%
  • On Campus
    99%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,248Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,938
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
67%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 97 responses
  • Commuter looking to graduate
    34%
  • All of the above
    18%
  • Free-spirited and ready to learn.
    16%
  • Friendly
    13%
  • People that just wanna get their stuff done
    13%
  • Struggling Students
    5%

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.169 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.214 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 104 responses
  • Challenging and diverse
    41%
  • Convenient
    25%
  • Helpful
    13%
  • Challenging
    12%
  • Mismanaged
    5%
  • Accomodating
    3%
  • Fast-paced
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
64%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.87 responses
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CUNY City College of New York Reviews

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It was amazing to be on such a historic campus! I thought the entire experience was worth every penny! If you are looking for an affordable school with the best professor, diverse student body and an extensive programs list then CCNY is for you. The area of Harlem is incredibly historic and the most amazing museums, restaurants and parks. The accessibility of transportation is also a plus! The only true downside to the campus is the city's sanitation. Sometimes there is litter that pervades parts of campus, but thanks to the snaitatin team most of the time its not problem. I have just finished my undergraduate education at CCNY and have loved every minute of it. I am currently in the process of applying to graduate school here. I implore those who are looking for a well rounded multi-faceted city experience to consider CCNY. I am extremely pleased to call CCNY my home and am looking forward to continuing the diverse education I received. It's possible to save money!
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I've had the opportunity to meet and learn in the classrooms of the most thoughtful and motivating teachers thus far. Many who come of underpriviledge backgrounds and experienced similar situations as mine. The facilities available aid in understanding your material better and building better studying habits. The clean and large campus is also a great place to sit down and study, or organize club activities with your classmates. There is always something to do, including enjoying the workout facilities, the multiple libraries dictated by different sub schools within City College, and welcoming spaced for both students and teachers to spend time in. Of the students that tend to feel unmotivated, they eventually find their path since many faculty members give great advice on career paths and recommendations on how to go about finding great internships and opportunities. There is always something social happening, including job and club fairs, that help students build better futures.
CUNY City College is a really good school! It gives you the experience of being at an out of state or upstate college, while being a commutable university. In the midst of that, the campus is beautiful and the atmosphere is really good. Academics can be very competitive depending on the major being taken, however I would recommend anyone to attend this school.