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Founded in 1847, CUNY City College. is a Public college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 13,317 full time undergraduate students, and 2,731 full time graduate students.
The CUNY City College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 570 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at CUNY City College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at CCNY are considered More Selective, with ,25% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 9 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at CUNY City College.
79 Students rated on-campus housing 3 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.
81 Students rated off-campus housing 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
112 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.
114 Students rated campus facilities 3.6 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.
114 Students rated class size 3.8 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.
113 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.
117 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.
117 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.
41 Students rated CUNY City College
I have always lived in the city and I feel like it is home. There is so much diversity within the community that there are always friendly people around to talk to. Buildings are within blocks to each other so not much distance between classes and plenty of resources available.
CUNY City College is a school where you have to survive in the end to graduate. They throw you in a pit of wolves and you have to learn and teach yourself how to survive. While the professors there don't really care about whether or not you are learning or passing, you might be able converse with them throughout the semester just to find out they laugh at your face when they end up failing you. While this is for the Civil Engineering department, I've heard its often similar to other majors as well.
CUNY City College is a great school, especially for engineering.
It's a great school for science majors. The school is definitely known for being very touch academically, but everyone that stays here knows the work you have to put in to get a good grade. It's a very science and math driven school, so sports and greek life is slim to none here but since it's in Harlem, there not much need to that kind of activity on campus; everyone has a life outside of this school.
The school is also a commuter school; there are VERY FEW people who actually dorm here since it is a city school, everyone who goes here lives in the 5 boroughs so we all just commute and go home right after our lectures if we can.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for CUNY City College is 45%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
I would tell myself to be prepared to be more independent and focused. It is hard going from an environment where you are coddled to an environment where you are considered to be an adult and to take responsiblity as such. It is important to go into college with the mind-set of success and of purpose. If you go into college knowing you want to work hard and you have a goal in mind, then you will succeed.
It is a very diverse school that is mainly science focused.
The research experience is simply phenominal. As an undergraduate I am able to say I have done Cancer Research. The experience and connections I have made are unmatched.
They are very diverse, representing all the different races of the world.
Peoples interested in becoming Engineers, Architects, or Doctors should attend this school. Those are the three strongest programs. Other excellent programs at City College include Sonic Arts and Jewish Studies.
Very diverse and has numerous buildings. When you enter the campus and see the numerous buildings surrounding it, you know that you are entering a place of learning and not just a building near fast food restaurants or stores.
don't take orgo here! get an e-Permit and take organic chemistry at another cuny school!
It is close to home.
The service at the financial aid office is the worst. You spend most of the semester worrying about paying your bill instead of focussing on your classes.
Each class issues 4 credits instead of 3.
Students should not enter city college with a "closed mind." This refers to a person who feels uncomfortable with with people from vastly different backgrounds. The college environment here is extremely diverse and has cultures from all over the world. If the student isn't ready to interact with and learn from people from many different backgrounds, he/she should not attend city college.
My school has really low tuition and those in need of financial aid will get it.
The best things about City College are the atmosphere and campus. The buildings are beautiful and the campus is well maintained.The quadrangle is a really nice place to sit, relax and eat lunch with friends.
City College has a lot of clubs that meet at the same time, making it virtually impossible to be active in numerous clubs. I would stagger the meeting times more.
CCNY (the City College of New York) has around 16,000 students but the campus is large so it seems as if it is a much smaller college. Most people do not recognize the school because people only know specific CUNYs and not realize there are many more campuses.
I spend most of my time in the library of the North Academic Center or in the quad when the weather permits.
The school administration is effective for a college of this magnitude. Our president holds receptions every week that students can attend and informally talk to her about ideas or complaints.
The City College of New York, located in upper Manhattan, is one of the most diverse Universities in the United States. There are many students majoring in engineering and science. The school has substantial numbers of Asian people. There is a stereotype that you find only Asians majoring in engineering and science. The stereotype seems to be mostly accurate, but not entirely. I have heard a professors guessing about Asians students’ majors as either engineering or science. Some tended to be wrong, while some were right.
All of my professors know my name, and most make an attempt to and will by the first couple of weeks of class. My favorite class this semester is introduction to art history. My least favorite is my required science and technology course. Study habits depend on the student and the amount of time they feel should be devoted for each class. Class participation is common especially in smaller classes, such as liberal arts courses. I am double majoring in English Literature and United Sates History. The most unique class I have taken was Arts in NYC because we attended an opera, a play and went to the MTA to discuss Arts for Transit.
Education at this school is geared towards learning. There are other services at City College that are available for help in locating jobs and internships that are in a field of interest.
There is no one club, team or organization that is immensely popular. There are a large number of such things on campus and everyone has different tastes and things that they gravitate towards.
I am involved in a mentoring program that pairs upperclassmen with first year students. I also started a softball club with a friend.
I got to know my friends through the program I am in, my major classes and by being friendly.
Although CCNY has dormitories, a majority of students commute. I commute but I have friends that live in the dorm (the Towers as it is called). Students in the dorms are usually close with their roommates and people on their floor.
I do live close to campus so I can not say what activities people engage in off campus at night or during the weekends. However, most students who dorm go home for the weekend if they are able to.
My classes are interesting and challenge me. With every class I take, my skill set grows especially in writing.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
87% of students
attending CUNY City College receive some sort of financial aid.
60% were awarded federal grants.
While 8% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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