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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  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 10,225 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the City College acceptance rate is 46%. Popular majors include Psychology, Biology, and Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Medicine. Graduating 50% of students, City College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,400.
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
Branch of
CUNY System
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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
46%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1040-1240
ACT Range
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$4,164/ 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
$9,669/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
86%

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
42%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.155 responses
41%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.155 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,225Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,985
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
63%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 100 responses
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  • Commuter looking to graduate
    31%
  • All of the above
    17%
  • Free-spirited and ready to learn.
    16%
  • People that just wanna get their stuff done
    13%
  • Friendly
    12%
  • Struggling Students
    5%
  • Diverse
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
39%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.166 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.211 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 101 responses
Report
  • Challenging and diverse
    42%
  • Convenient
    26%
  • Challenging
    12%
  • Helpful
    12%
  • Accomodating
    3%
  • Mismanaged
    3%
  • Fast-paced
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
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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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.
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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.
The classes are very interesting and the teachers are very enjoyable to learn from. However, their system in terms of receiving financial aid seems to be very slow.Big campus, shuttle buses are a life saver for those who dread walking uphill every day. All around there are students of all backgrounds. The place is filled with students from early morning to late at night. You feel safe within the campus but often reports of things happening right outside of it, so be cautious or walk with someone. The library is huge, may be hard to find seats at times, especially in the afternoon, but very empty in the mornings (up until 9am or even 10am) and separate floors for quiet study/ group study.