Campus Dining

New York, NY
Tuition (in-state)
$11,969 ($5,759)
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2 College Senior

Campus Dining: I really do not eat at campus dinning

2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Health inspections are usually sub-par. Choices are slim, but off campus dining is great, so it isn't a huge deal.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The dining is ok. There is a lot of variety but the food is expensive, in my opinion. They also measure your amount of food on a scale which charges you so much rather than on the type of food you actually ordered. The food overall is not bad.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Overall the campus is really good. You will find almost everything you need.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Lots of food options in different cafeterias; college deli is nearby as well.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 859th
    Best Late-Night Dining Options
  • 884th
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options
  • 1027th
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 1103rd
    Healthiest Dining Options
  • 1161st
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options

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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The City College dining hall is a very interesting place to be. It is always kept clean, and there are always staff members tidying up. When it comes to the food itself, the dining hall has an assorted menu to choose from. There are hot meals made on site everyday, fast food options, and a large salad and macaroni bar for those who like to watch their weight. The meals are usually tasty, but some—like the burgers and fries—are more popular than others. Unfortunately, everything is pricey, a major set back if you're strapped for cash.

Despite the wide variety of food options, the dining hall could really use a face lift. Prices could definitely be cut, and staff mood could be improved. Service can really stink during the midday when everyone goes to grab a bite, and finding a seat can be a pain in the you know what. Apart from that, the dining hall can be a nice place to hang out with friends.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Average Meal Plan Cost
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
There is no meal plan.
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Main cafeteria
24-Hour Dining
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
Special Options
On-campus dining provides a kosher menu and organic food options.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Bare Planet Café
Location: NAC Building, first floor
Food: Coffee, salads, sandwiches, smoothies, sweets
Hoffman Student Lounge
Location: NAC Building, first floor
Hours: Monday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Main Cafeteria
Location: North Academic Center (NAC)
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Marshak Science Building
Food: Coffee, tea, sweets
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: NAC Rotunda
Food: Coffee, tea, sweets
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 55 responses

Very poor
  • Availability
  • Ethnic/kosher options
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Value
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options
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