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The City College of New York Overview

The City College of New York is a public institution situated in New York, New York. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is The City College of New York Known For?

2,618 Undergraduate Awards
$29,956 Avg Cost After Aid
46% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at CCNY is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 39% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from CCNY makes roughly $46,300 a year. This is 13% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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The City College of New York Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

CCNY has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#208 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#302 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at CCNY.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Value Ethnic Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value General Architecture Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Value International Relations & National Security Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Mental & Social Health Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Teaching English or French Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Value Allied Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Best Value Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Best Allied Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#67 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#94 Best Value Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards CCNY has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Highest Paid Health Professions Graduates College Factual
#2 Highest Paid Allied Health Professions Graduates College Factual

Where Is The City College of New York?

Location of The City College of New York

Contact details for CCNY are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 160 Convent Ave, New York, NY 10031
Phone: 212-650-7000
Website: www.ccny.cuny.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-City-College-of-New-York/170858093839
Twitter: https://twitter.com/citycollegeny

How Do I Get Into CCNY?

You can apply to CCNY online at: www.ccny.cuny.edu/admissions/applications

Admission Requirements for CCNY

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into CCNY?

46% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
78% Submit SAT Scores
CCNY has a fairly low acceptance rate of 46%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 40%, and the acceptance rate for women is 52%.

Average Test Scores

About 78% of students accepted to CCNY submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 610. Math scores were between 530 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for The City College of New York  ( 510 to 610 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for The City College of New York  ( 530 to 630 )
200
800
CCNY received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students.

Can I Afford The City College of New York?

$29,956 Net Price
8% Take Out Loans
6.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of CCNY is $29,956. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At CCNY, approximately 8% of students took out student loans averaging $7,164 a year. That adds up to $28,656 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CCNY is 6.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

The City College of New York Undergraduate Student Diversity

10,196 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 13,030 undergraduate students at CCNY, with 10,196 being full-time and 2,834 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  CCNY

There are also 2,786 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 10,196 full-time undergraduates at CCNY, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  CCNY

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of The City College of New York students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CCNY Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,691
Black or African American 1,453
Hispanic or Latino 3,848
White 1,339
International Students 597
Other Races/Ethnicities 268

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at The City College of New York. At this time, 14 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 170 countries are represented at CCNY. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and India.

Online Learning at The City College of New York

0 Took All Classes Online
103 Took At Least One Class Online
31.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 103 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at CCNY has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of CCNY

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at The City College of New York was 31.7%. This is the #661 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at CCNY regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

The City College of New York Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Psychology 0 352 0 10 0 362
General Biology 0 224 0 7 0 231
Mechanical Engineering 0 148 0 23 5 176
Fine & Studio Arts 0 137 0 14 0 151
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 129 0 0 0 129
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 86 0 36 0 122
General English Literature 0 116 0 5 0 121
Economics 0 97 0 22 0 119
Electrical Engineering 0 80 0 28 7 115
Civil Engineering 0 74 0 28 4 106
Chemical Engineering 0 83 0 7 7 97
Political Science & Government 0 96 0 0 0 96
Multilingual Education 0 32 14 49 0 95
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 11 81 0 92
Computer Science 0 78 0 13 0 91
Communication & Media Studies 0 89 0 0 0 89
Teaching English or French 0 0 13 69 0 82
International Relations & National Security 0 74 0 8 0 82
Business Administration & Management 0 78 0 0 0 78
Sociology 0 74 0 3 0 77
General Architecture 0 45 0 16 0 61
Biomedical Engineering 0 33 0 23 3 59
Music 0 51 0 3 0 54
Computer Engineering 0 49 0 2 0 51
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 28 0 20 0 48
Special Education 0 0 6 39 0 45
Ethnic Studies 0 44 0 0 0 44
Drama & Theater Arts 0 41 0 0 0 41
History 0 29 0 8 0 37
Mathematics 0 23 0 14 0 37
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 29 0 4 0 33
Allied Health Professions 0 4 0 29 0 33
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 32 0 32
Sustainability Science 0 0 0 29 0 29
Educational Administration 0 0 16 11 0 27
Romance Languages 0 24 0 3 0 27
Applied Mathematics 0 27 0 0 0 27
Environmental Engineering 0 20 0 4 0 24
Philosophy 0 23 0 0 0 23
Chemistry 0 14 0 7 0 21
Physics 0 16 0 4 0 20
Anthropology 0 20 0 0 0 20
Writing Studies 0 0 0 18 0 18
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 10 0 8 0 18
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 5 11 16
Natural Resources Conservation 0 14 0 0 0 14
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 13 0 13
Publishing 12 0 0 0 0 12
Landscape Architecture 0 0 0 11 0 11
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 0 11 0 11
Information Science 0 0 0 11 0 11
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 10 0 0 0 10
Public Administration 0 0 0 10 0 10
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 9 0 9
Area Studies 0 0 0 8 0 8
Biotechnology 0 5 0 1 0 6
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 0 0 5 0 5
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0 4 0 4
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 0 0 0 0
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Communication Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medicine 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nursing 0 0 0 0 0 0
Public Health 0 0 0 0 0 0
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computational Science 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medieval Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 0 0 0 0 0
Urban Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dance 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 12 2,606 60 765 37 3,480

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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