New York, NY
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$11,969 ($5,759)
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3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: I personally don't pay very much to the athletics on campus.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I don't involve with sports but my friends are in a team so I guess it is popular. Each semester they have awareness for sports and they have clubs so it is popular!

2 College Senior

Athletics: We don't have many sports, and our school is not athletic-based at all. You'll often forget we have sports teams (unless you play them). We don't have a football team.

College Sophomore

Athletics: I've never been to a game so I don't know

4 College Senior

Athletics: There's a lot of spirit for our school. I don't participate in athletics, but I see the teams loading up into vans on their way to games. And we often spot our mascot lurking around campus as well as banners on what school is going up against ours. It seems like a big deal, but I'm not very involved.


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  • 946th
    Most Active Varsity Sports
  • 1178th
    Best Intramural Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Melissa Charles & Garri Rivkin
New York, N.Y. & Vilnius, Lithuania
International Development of Women through Arts & English Literature
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Question most students at City College on how any of the sports teams are doing for the season, and they will scratch their heads and shrug their shoulders. The fact is City College isn't exactly a big athletics school. Sports are very low profile, athletes are not well known throughout campus, and no one really knows where the matches and tournaments are held. Most students do not have the time, but for those who do play sports, the athletics department is fully stocked with a gymnasium, a fitness center, an indoor track, and an indoor pool, which are open to both athletes and students.

City offers 16 varsity sports—eight for women and eight for men. Just because most students aren't hyped about sports here, that doesn't mean our teams suck. We've won many awards and have 48 CUNYAC championships since 1966. In the 2005–2006 season, CCNY earned 21 conference all-star selections.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: City University of New York Ath Conf
School Colors
Lavender and black
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
152 - 3%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
114 - 2%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Mahoney Pool
  • Nat Holman Gymnasium
  • Wingate Fitness Center
Most Popular Sports
Soccer, baseball, and basketball
Most Overlooked Teams
Tennis, volleyball, and fencing
School Spirit
Students who attend City College appreciate the opportunity that they have to gain an education-for many, they are the first to enter college in their family. Many students are immigrants, and each student is paving their own path; there is no legacy that they can fall back on.

The students at CCNY are proud of where they attend, and they show this pride by wearing clothing that shows off the striking CCNY letters.
Getting Tickets
Students don't really need to buy tickets at City. Most can attend games as they please. Since there really isn't much of an emphasis on athletics, there's bound to be more than enough room in the stands.

Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 75 responses

  • 7% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 33% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 55% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 5% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 74 responses

  • 4% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 55% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 15% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 26% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 76 responses

  • 13% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 57% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 22% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 8% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.


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