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CCNY has been providing affordable, world-class education for almost 170 years. The university supports innovation and research excellence and provide exceptional student outcomes

Academic programs at CCNY are designed to prepare students for success in the 21st century. Students can choose from a range of undergraduate and graduate degrees within the innovative schools and departments at City, including the Spitzer School of Architecture, the Grove School of Engineering, the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership and more.

At CCNY, students will learn from, be inspired by and follow in the footsteps of the best scholars and academics. The internationally recognized faculty includes Fulbright scholars, Guggenheim fellows, Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award winners.

Life on campus

CCNY hilltop campus has an impressive mix of Gothic architecture, modern buildings and state-of-the-art research centers that help students to reach their full academic potential. The university has more than 180 clubs and organizations. This is a great way to have fun, make friends and develop new leadership skills by running your own club or society. 

The university is located in Harlem, a vibrant and multicultural neighborhood on Manhattan island. With a vibrant campus community and the exciting attractions on your doorstep, you will be able to enjoy a rich student experience that you will treasure for life.

Come and explore everything CCNY has to offer

Undergraduate majors


Graduate programs


Academic entry requirements
  • GPA 2.7 for undergraduate / GPA 3.0 for Engineering programs  
  • GPA 2.8 and 3.0 for graduate (several programs)
English Language requirements
  • TOEFL IBT 61 or IELTS 6.0* for undergraduate
  • It varies for graduate

* If you don’t meet this requirement or have a TOEFL or IELTS score, find out about Embassy pathways

Graduate admissions tests


Most popular majors
  • Psychology, Engineering, and Social Sciences
Institution type

Public University

  • #85 Regional Universities: North by US News & World Report
  • #26 Top Public Schools: US News & World Report
  • #62 in the Northeat: Forbes Magazine
  • 10 Nobel Prize winners among the alumni
Specialized accreditations


Average class size


Student-to-faculty ratio


Student population


International student population


Countries represented


Number of alumni



New York, NY


Campus setting


Campus size

36 tree-lined acres

Nearest big city


Student clubs and organizations




Social life

At city you can choose from over 180 student clubs and organizations that are ready to welcome you. This is a great way to socialize, have fun, make friends and develop new leadership skills by running your own club or society.

Home life

Every year more than 15,000 students from around the world, who speak 100 languages and represent 150 nationalities, choose to study at City. The university modern on-campus residence provides accommodation for 589 students. 

The Tower provides a safe, clean and comfortable living environment, with a range of amenities and room options to suit your taste and budget.


City is located in Hamilton Heights, a multicultural neighborhood in the heart of New York City, where you can enjoy campus clubs and sports, and get to know local parks, shops, music halls and restaurants. Top attractions, such as the State of Liberty, Empire State Building, Bronx Zoo and Coney Island are a subway ride away.

Find out more about student life and The City College of New York and the International Study Center

Degree programs
Tuition & Fees
Room and board (per semester)
  • $13,848 / Meals (at and away from home): $ 4,376
Undergraduate Direct Entry (per year)
  • $13,849
Graduate Direct Entry (cost per credit; program lengths vary from 30-64 credits for completion)
  • $780 -1,740 depending on program.
  • US university fees are given in United States Dollars (USD). Canadian university fees are given in Canadian Dollars (CAD).
  • Prices are estimated and subject to change without notice.
  • For details on all University fees and approximate costs of getting a North American degree, please contact a Student Enrolment Advisor.

Next start dates

Spring semester 2018

Classes Start: January 27

Summer semester 2018

Classes Start: N/A

Fall semester 2018

Classes Start: N/A

Application deadline

Spring Semester 2018

"When I first entered the gate from Amsterdam and walked the Sheperd Hall, I fell in love with the campus and felt like this is where I belong."

Orubba Almansouri from Yemen
BA History and English, CCNY