CUNY City College

CUNY City College

Founded in 1847, CUNY City College of New York or CCNY is an all-inclusive teaching, research, and service institution, dedicated to accessibility and quality in undergraduate and graduate education. It offers over 150 undergraduate and graduate degrees and programs in different fields of study like education, social sciences, the humanities, science, biomedical education and engineering. It also offers over 12 doctoral programs.

The sports teams of CCNY are nicknamed the Beavers. They participate in various sports like Baseball, Volleyball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Tennis and more. The Beavers have won more than 45 CUNYAC championships since 1966.

2007 marked the centennial of the opening of The City College of New York's campus on Hamilton Heights in Harlem.

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Contacting City College

CUNY City College
160 Convent Ave
New York , NY 10031-9101
General Phone: (212) 650-7000

City College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts568American studies, area and Cultural studies, linguistics, comparative literature, Romance languages, Spanish language, English, creative writing, liberal arts and sciences, ...
Education and Teaching522multilingual education, educational administration, educational supervision, special ed, elementary school teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, early childhood education, art education, English teaching, ...
Engineering319biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering
Science189biology, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, chemistry, geology, physics
Therapy and Counseling188psychology, mental health counseling
Fine Arts113fine arts
Computer Science and Engineering108computer science, computer engineering
Media89communication studies, digital communications
Architecture and Planning79architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture
Music68music, music performance
Business and Management45business management
Mathematics31mathematics, applied mathematics
Medical Support and Technology29physician assistant
Photography and Commercial Art14cinematography
Religion and Philosophy12philosophy
Drama and Performing Arts10drama

Number of programs and degrees for City College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,46343
Master's degree91243
Post-master's certificate97

City College Student Body

In 2007-2008, City College had a total enrollment of 14,392 students (11,139 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 49%
Women 51%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 76%
Graduate 24%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 22%
Black 24%
Hispanic 29%
Asian 13%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 12%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 19%
20-21 16%
22-24 20%
25-29 18%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York94%
(International Students)2%
State unknown2%
New Jersey1%

City College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 79 %
Part-Time 58 %

City College Room and Board (2007)

City College offers campus housing for 600 of its 11,139 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of New York, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

City College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal410550
SAT Math440580

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT99%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

City College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,329
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,969
Room and board $ 12,736
Room charge $ 9,960
Books and supplies $ 1,016
Other expenses $ 4,526

Financial Aid:
City College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 268800)

City College Faculty

City College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track10676
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1418

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year160$114,92871$109,879
Associate professoracademic year84$87,64062$86,585
Assistant professoracademic year78$73,53461$73,201
Instructoracademic year1*6$54,522
Lectureracademic year26$64,91218$65,550
All faculty totalacademic year349$95,190218$87,807

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

City College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball City University of New York Athletic Conference
Track City University of New York Athletic Conference

City College Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Biology Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Medical Support And Technology
Physician Assistant

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Psychology, General

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Top 19%City College % of full-time faculty on tenure track

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