CUNY City College of New York

1,447 reviews
  1. New York, NY
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
CUNY City College of New York is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
City University of New York Athletic Conference
Address
160 Convent Ave
New York, NY 10031

CUNY City College of New York Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
38%
SAT Range
1000-1260
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$7,125/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $4,537/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,340/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,364/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,855/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,364/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.123 responses
40%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.132 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.132 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,430Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
60%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 77 responses
Report
  • Commuter looking to graduate
    34%
  • Free-spirited and ready to learn.
    19%
  • All of the above
    17%
  • People that just wanna get their stuff done
    13%
  • Friendly
    12%
  • Struggling Students
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
38%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.143 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.188 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 78 responses
Report
  • Challenging and diverse
    40%
  • Convenient
    26%
  • Helpful
    15%
  • Challenging
    14%
  • Mismanaged
    4%
  • Accomodating
    1%

After CUNY City College of New York

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
64%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.87 responses

Reviews

1,447 reviews
  • Excellent
    170
  • Very Good
    477
  • Average
    652
  • Poor
    101
  • Terrible
    47
CUNY City College is a great school with a wide variety of degrees and course work for students who are serious about their studies, about their careers, and seek a supportive, diverse environment in which to learn and grow with the goal of making a positive difference in society and the world. The school sets high standards, but provides students with support systems to overcome any challenges they may face. Certain programs and departments are stronger than others, but as with any school and organization, it is up to students and professors in each department to put their best forward to make great things happen in every class. The diversity of the staff and student body - as far as gender, ethnic, religious, sexual identity, languages, experiences, ideologies, and careers/fields - is definitely one of the school's, if not the biggest, strengths! Basically, at City College you get whatever you put in.
  • College Junior
  • 10 months ago
My school is a branch of City College (CUNY), specializing in bringing working adults back into school. The professors are often adjunct, and are so engaged in what they teach. Our curriculum, although limited, is fantastic and the students have an opportunity to engage in class as I've never experienced before.

Registration is very simple, and I love that we meet face-to-face with an advisor that knows us!

The workload is rigorous, but well worth the time we put into it. The classes are (mostly) offered as once-a-week 4 hour sessions (4 credits a piece) which leaves plenty of time for discussion and the use of related media.

City College's Center for Worker Education also has one of the top Early Childhood Education programs in the New York City.
  • College Junior
  • Dec 25 2013
CCNY's General Campus is beautiful to look at. When you first step on campus, you almost believe your surrounded by castles. We have been rated one of the top 10 campuses in NY. There are various libraries on campus, Music, Engineering, Architecture, but none like the one in the NAC. It's huge, 5 floors and has a variety of books, including textbooks that Professors put on hold. The NAC is the main building where the school activities take place. There are multiple diverse events going on throughout the year. We have annual talent competitions, where the 1rst prize is a year at the dorms for free! We have welcome back week, free food, live music, clubs on campus galore. We have Lavendar week, school spirit week, where there are giveaways, DJ's blasting music, free food and performances by students. The college itself is quite diverse. There are over 120 nationalities represented and over 90 different languages spoken on campus. We also have over 220 clubs on campus. During the past year we have over 15,600 students present. Overall I have enjoyed my time at City College. I can honestly say they have been the best years of my life.
  • College Junior
  • Sep 14 2011