CUNY City College: Ranking & Review

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New York Rank United States Rank World Rank
15 484 1654
Top 10%

CUNY City College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate46%40%52%
Enrolled undergraduates1,705780925
Enrolled total (including graduate students)16,0017,5748,427

32 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $65. Application fee for graduates - $125.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores1,326
Percent of students submitting SAT scores78%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores0
Percent of students submitting ACT scores0%

CUNY City College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $29,284 $36,674
Off-campus $27,452 $34,842
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $12,218 and other expenses per full academic year.

CUNY City College provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 590 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $6,530 $13,920
Fees for full-time undergraduates $410 $410
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $285 $580
Tuition for Full-time graduates $10,450 $19,320
Fees for full-time graduates $312 $312
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $440 $805

Programs and Degrees

Engineering 369 110 30 509
Psychology 411 20 431
Social Sciences 276 52 328
Education 91 223 314
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 300 10 310
Visual and Performing Arts 214 36 250
English Language and Literature & Letters 106 34 140
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 123 123
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 94 26 120
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 54 38 92
Architecture and Related Services 43 42 85
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 78 78
Mathematics and Statistics 60 10 70
Physical Sciences 49 16 65
History 49 9 58
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 34 6 40
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 21 15 36
Health Professions and Related Programs 26 8 34
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 21 21
Legal Professions and Studies 14 14
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11 11
Philosophy and Religious Studies 7 7
Natural Resources and Conservation 4 4
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields
Grand Total2,423687303,140

A total of 2,423 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at CUNY City College.

At the master's and doctor's level 717 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate50%46%54%
  • Full-time retention rate - 86%
  • Part-time retention rate - 73%

General info

Alternative namesCity College
City College of New York
MottoRespice, Adspice, Prospice
Look back, look at and look ahead
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorslavender, black
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff1,906
Instructional FTE847
Research FTE2
Public Service FTE1
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address160 Convent Ave
New York, New York, 10031
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population5,000,000+
Fax+1 (212) 650 7680

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