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The City College of New York: Committed to Access to Excellence Since 1847

The City College of New York (CCNY) is one of the US’s earliest public institutions of higher learning and its first municipal college. For more than 165 years, CCNY—the flagship college of The City University of New York—has remained committed to producing recognized leaders in diverse academic, cultural, social, political, commercial, and scientific fields, including nine Nobel Laureates.

As a comprehensive teaching, research, and service institution dedicated to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, CCNY requires demonstrated potential for admission and a high level of accomplishment for graduation and provides its diverse 15,000+ students with opportunities to achieve academically, creatively, and professionally in the liberal arts and sciences and in professional fields, such as engineering, education, architecture, and biomedical education.

Located on 35 park-like acres in Manhattan's historic Hamilton Heights, CCNY is ranked a "Top College" by Forbes, a “Best College” by the Princeton Review's "Best Colleges," and a “Top Regional University” by US News & World Reports.

Living in the CCNY Community

The Office of Government and Community Affairs: The primary link between the CCNY administration and local political officials, community associations, businesses, and religious organizations.

CCNY is located in Harlem, one of the most ethnically diverse communities in New York City. The neighborhood has been—and continues to be—a home for generations of musicians, writers, actors, and performers. Through the years, the residents and CCNY have contributed to the preservation of  Harlem's cultural heritage and economic growth. CCNY partners with a number of businesses, cultural institutions, and schools to benefit the community.

By offering the option of an affordable world-class education, CCNY is a gateway for young people and a growing number of adults. Their professional and economic successes contribute to the continuing vitality of New York City.