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$12,599 ($6,089)
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3 College Junior

Facilities: The campus is very large with a lot of outdoor space -grass, seats. A lot of different types of libraries are available -general, music, science.

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: The City College campus offers a wide variety of options for students.

5 College Junior

Facilities: There is always space for someone from libraries to prayer hall (in MSA). I don't get bored I have always find or run in to someone to hangout. I usually go NAC library to study and I think it is best place to study and sleep!

3 College Senior

Facilities: The NAC building is incredibly ugly, and it's easy to get lost in there. Student Life doesn't do much in the way of helping students find things.

5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: better than others I've been to


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 888th
    Best Performance Venues
  • 909th
    Best Library
  • 1162nd
    Greenest Campuses
  • 1223rd
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 1233rd
    Best Student Centers

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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CCNY has benefited from recent endowments, using funds to construct a new engineering building and a new architecture building, which is still underway. The two modern structures greatly enhance the campus landscape, which also includes the neo-Gothic architecture visible in Harris Hall, Wingate Hall. However, the neo-Gothic style is best encapsulated in the famous Shepard Hall, the castle on the hill, which has been the visible architectural prize of City College since the early twentieth century.

The only aberration is the Marshaak Building, which stands unwelcoming, held by multiple pillars to keep it straight while it undergoes continuous maintenance. The other edifice that lacks majesty is the NAC, a building designed by a prison architect; the building's interior, with its fogged windows and tight corridors, seems like a prison simulation. Despite its short comings, the NAC does house a large library—four stories high—that is a great place to study and relax. There is also the Hoffman Student Lounge, which is another nice place to relax. The Wingate building houses the gym, which provides the basic equipment and space for working out. There are lockers and showers available, as well as a track that runs above the gym.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
35 acres
Student Centers
  • Finley Student Center a.k.a. Office of Student Life
  • Hoffman Student Lounge
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
  • Cohen Library
  • Marshak Library
  • NAC Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • Benches in front of NAC
  • Cafeteria in the NAC
  • Lawn across the street from Shepard Hall
  • Tables outside Harris Hall
Bar on Campus
Bowling on Campus
Coffeehouse on Campus
Two Starbucks locations on campus: in the NAC Building rotunda and in the Marshak Science Building.
Movie Theater on Campus
School Slang
  • City: Another name for City College
  • Finley: Office of Student Life
  • The Hill: The giant slope that takes a person from the 1 train to CCNY
  • NAC: North Academic Center
  • Rotunda: Second floor of the NAC
  • Towers: The dormitories of CCNY
Urban Legends
  • Mark Twain walked the Great Hall of Shephard Hall.
  • The NAC was constructed to prevent rioting by students.
  • The NAC was once a prison.
Favorite Things To Do
Every Thursday, the area outside of the NAC becomes party central from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Students also hang out in the library or on the lawn next to Wingate Hall. There's always something brewing around school. The Hoffman student Lounge is quite popular, as it's very modern. There's a small café and a game room for student enjoyment. Also, there are more than 30 clubs on campus, so there are tons of events year-round.
Student Newspaper
The Campus
Student Activities Offered
  • Choral groups
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organizations
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Model UN
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student newspaper
  • Student-run film society
  • Television station
  • Yearbook
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: No

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 48 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

How accommodating is this school to students with physical disabilities?    Based on 5 responses

  • 40% Very accommodating. The school does everything in their power to make sure the needs of every student are met.
  • 20% Pretty accommodating. The school has taken a lot of steps to accommodate the needs of students, but they've missed a few things.
  • 40% Slightly accommodating. The school has taken a few steps to accommodate students, but not nearly enough.
  • 0% Not accommodating. Students with physical disabilities are practically ignored here.

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 57 responses

  • 14% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 16% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 37% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 33% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 49 responses

  • 6% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 31% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 53% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 10% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.



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