Since its founding in 1847, The City College of New York has emphasized two guiding principles: academic excellence combined with access to higher education. This policy has produced remarkable results. Recognized as a premier public institution of higher education, CCNY is one of America’s great educational success stories. The City College of New York is the alma mater of nine Nobel Prize winners and of countless successful individuals in all fields of human endeavor.
Located in upper Manhattan, The City College campus occupies 36 acres along Convent Avenue from 131st to 141st Streets in the St. Nicholas Heights neighborhood. Modern structures provide a striking contrast to the original Neo-Gothic buildings, which have been designated as state and national landmarks. The surrounding neighborhoods are predominantly residential.
There are schools of architecture, education, and engineering at CCNY, as well as the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. The College is also home to several noteworthy institutes and centers, including the Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers, the CUNY Institute for Transportation Systems, the Colin L. Powell Center for Policy Studies, and the New York Structural Biology Center. CCNY is recognized worldwide for the research activities of its faculty.
The City College of New York provides access and excellence to diverse students with a wide range of academic interests.
- CCNY is one of the nation’s leading producers of engineering graduates and medical students from racial and ethnic minorities.
- Overall, CCNY’s medical school admissions rate is well above the national average, with more than 75 percent of first-time applicants admitted during the past decade.
- The College has more full-time doctoral students in campus-based programs than all of the other CUNY colleges combined.
- CCNY offers students a wide variety of social and athletic activities, including more than 90 campus clubs, organizations, and intercollegiate and intramural sports.
- Special programs include four-year bachelor’s/master’s programs in anthropology, economics, English, history, mathematics, mathematics education, and psychology.
- The distinguished program in biomedical engineering prepares students to use traditional engineering expertise to analyze and solve problems in biology and medicine.
- The art department’s BFA in electronic design and multimedia offers professional training in design for print, interactive media, and the web.
- The music department has a distinguished faculty and some of the nation’s finest facilities for music training.
- CCNY participates in the University Honors College program and offers a freshman honors program for qualified students interested in advanced research work and independent study.
- Programs such as Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) and Research Institute for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) provide paid and volunteer opportunities for undergraduates to do research at various institutions.
- CCNY conducts exchange programs with universities in the People’s Republic of China, Israel, Japan, Africa, the Americas, and Europe.
- CCNY students are able to take courses at the various branches of The City University of New York system.
#1, 9 to 137th Street-City College Station. Walk east on 138th Street to campus.
A or D express, or B or C local to 145th Street. Walk up hill to Convent Avenue; walk south on Convent Avenue to 138th Street.
Shuttle bus service available to campus from subway stations at 137th and 145th
From the east side: M18 to 138th Street;
M100 or M101 to Amsterdam Avenue and 138th Street, walk one block east to Convent Avenue;
M4 or M5 to Broadway and 138th, walk two blocks east to Convent Avenue.