CUNY City College Review

Located in the northern part of the New York City borough of Manhattan, CUNY City College has an ethnically diverse student body pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. The school is known for its architecture, education, engineering and biomedical education programs.

CUNY City College Overview

The City College of New York was the original college in the City University of New York (CUNY) system, a public university system that now includes campuses in all five of New York City's boroughs. Now one of 23 CUNY schools, CUNY City College has about 15,000 students enrolled. CUNY City College offers bachelor's degree, master's degree and doctoral degree programs, including a BS-M.D. program.

CUNY City College's focuses are liberal arts and sciences, architecture, biomedical education, engineering and education. This 4-year public school is the only one of its kind in New York City offering architecture, biomedical education and engineering degree programs.

Three-quarters of undergraduate students at CUNY City College attend part-time and most students receive some kind of financial aid. The undergraduate student body is about half female, one-third Hispanic and one-quarter African American.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

CUNY City College considers undergraduate, graduate, transfer and second bachelor's degree applications. High school seniors meeting certain requirements are eligible to apply to the Macaulay Honors College. CUNY City College also hosts the City College Honors Program, the Teacher Academy and the Center for Worker Education. Evening and weekend classes are available for students with personal and professional obligations.

Campus Facilities and Learning Environment

CUNY City College has a student/faculty ratio is 13:1. Its 'smart' classrooms include Internet access and projectors. In addition to historic campus buildings named after state and national landmarks, CUNY City College also hosts the Colin L. Powell Center for Policy Studies, the Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers, the New York Structural Biology Center and the CUNY Institute for Transportation Systems.

CUNY City College schools have their own computer labs outfitted with discipline-specific resources. For example, the School of Engineering has 12 labs, the Division of Science has three and the School of Education also has three. Other specialty labs include the Advertising and Public Relations lab, the Master of Fine Arts Writing Lab and a dozen open computer labs for general student use.

Additional campus facilities include a gymnasium, fitness center, pool and tennis courts. CUNY City College students can enroll their children in on-campus day and evening childcare and receive academic assistance at subject-specific tutoring centers and a student writing center.

Schools and Divisions

  • Architecture, Urban Design and Landscape
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Biomedical Education
  • Education
  • Humanities and the Art

Contact Information

  • Address: 160 Convent Ave, New York, New York 10031-9101
  • Phone number: (212) 650-7000