CUNY City College
New York, NY 10031


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 16,048
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 12:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 590 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

CUNY City College is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 20,642 applications and only 9,370 students were granted admission. CUNY City College is at the #43 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 0% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 95% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1000 to 1240

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

CUNY City College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $13,440 and in-state students paid $6,330.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 87% of CUNY City College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 60% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $5,046 (which is 13.9% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at CUNY City College in 2016-2017, was 133, which is 8% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,938 (which is 6.9% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, CUNY City College has enrolled a total of 16,048 students (10,530 students full-time and 5,518 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 16,048 students, 1,474 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 48% men and 52% women and 13,317 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 2,731 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 4 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Hispanic: 35%

Asian: 23%

White: 17%

Black/African American: 16%

Non-resident alien: 7%

Two or more races: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at CUNY City College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Architecture And Related Services 14% 210
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 13% 201
Health Professions And Related Programs 8% 126
Engineering 8% 124
Social Sciences 8% 118
Psychology 5% 72
Visual And Performing Arts 4% 67
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 3% 48
English Language And Literature/letters 3% 39
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 2% 38

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of CUNY City College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of CUNY City College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $30,400. Last year, out of the total 3,279 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,853 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,946 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,563 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $30,400 $45,800
Employment Rate 87% 87%
Total Graduates 3,279 2,946

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of CUNY City College.

CUNY Hunter College
3.6 mile away
CUNY Lehman College
4.7 mile away
CUNY School of Law
5 mile away
SUNY Maritime College
7.9 mile away