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The City College of New York

The founding institution of the City University of New York, City College offers outstanding teaching, learning and research on a beautiful campus in the heart of the world's most dynamic city.Our classrooms are equipped with the technology for a truly interactive learning environment.Our libraries hold 1.5 million volumes and provide online access to the resources of the entire university.


The City College of New York was originally founded as the Free Academy of the City of New York in 1847 by wealthy businessman and president of the Board of Education, Townsend Harris, who would go on to establish diplomatic relations between the United States and Japan.


Outstanding programs in architecture, engineering, education and the liberal arts and sciences prepare our students for the future, and produce outstanding leaders in every field.Whether they are drawn to the traditional, like philosophy or sociology, or emerging fields like sonic arts or biomedical engineering, our baccalaureate graduates go on to graduate programs at Stanford, Columbia or MIT – or they stay right here in one of our 50 master's programs or our doctoral programs in engineering, the laboratory sciences, and psychology.


Leading CUNY in funded research, we house a number of research centers, and soon two new advanced research centers will rise on South Campus.Nearly all of our full-time faculty hold PhDs or – like our architecture faculty, maintain professional practices.Art professors exhibit their work, film professors make films, and music professors perform in venues around the country.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
501 -100
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Housing services

The Towers is City College’s modern on-site student residence conveniently located just a short walk from classrooms, laboratories and all student activities. Choose from several different room layouts and enjoy a safe, comfortable work, study, and living environment. Amenities include free Wi-Fi throughout the building, free modern laundry facilities, fitness center, outside grounds for sports or barbecues and many other comforts.

Live and study in the greatest city in the world – you’re just minutes away from Central Park, Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden and all the museums, shopping, clubs, theatres and excitement New York City has to offer.

Library services

The City College Library System – seven facilities in five buildings and the affiliated CUNY Dominican Studies Library –is the largest within CUNY.The libraries own more than 1.6 million print volumes and provide access to more than 200,000 electronic books and 77.000 electronic journals. As a federal depository since 1884, the libraries hold more than 230,000 government documents.

Medical services

Student Health Services is a campus resource and service center for all students at City College. Our goal is to empower students to obtain the care they need and to make informed decisions about their health.

Clinical services are free and confidential to all currently enrolled CCNY students provided by a full-time Registered Nurse.

Campus life

The main campus of The City College of New York is comprised of 36 tree-lined acres running from 133rd Street to 140th Street in Harlem, bounded by St. Nicholas Terrace and St. Nicholas Park on the east and Amsterdam Avenue on the west.It includes 13 College buildings at present, as well as the New York State Structural Biology Center and the two new state-of-the-art research buildings rising on South Campus and due to open in 2014.

City College's downtown campus, the Center for Worker Education, is located in the Wall Street area on the seventh floor of the iconic Cunard Building, at 25 Broadway.

Sports facilities

The Athletics Communications Deparment at The City College of New York serves the needs of the media, coaches, student-athletes, supporters and fans. The staff facilitates a diverse number of goals including aiding all media requests for CCNY'S 14 athletic programs, maintaining the official Department of Athletics website, creating online and print publications including game programs and media guides, in addition to maintaining biographical and historical information and stat keeping.

Student clubs

The Departmetn of Student Life provides meeting space and support for more than 200+ student organizations. These organizations cover a wide array of interests including academic clubs, cultural clubs, religious clubs, and social clubs.

Some of our most active student clubs are the Caribbeab Student Association, LAESA-SHPE (Hispanic Engineers), Muslim Student Organization, National Council of Negro Women, Inc., InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and the Dominican Students Association among others.

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