#12 Best Public Universities in New York

CUNY City College

New York, New York

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Student Population
CUNY City College overview
Location New York, New York
Online cuny.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large City
CUNY City College overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in New York, New York, CUNY City College is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 30,013 prospective students applied, and 13,953 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,092 enrolled in the school.  10,988 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 5,055 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $6,930 plus fees of $410. City College of New York is ranked 352 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



City College of New York is rated within the top 39% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Getting In

Admission Standards
CUNY City College overview
SAT 1040/1250
GPA 3.25
Applications Accepted
CUNY City College overview
Applications Due Mar 15, 2022
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $65

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Annual Cost to Attend

New York Resident Tuition
In State Costs for CUNY City College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,364
Other Fees$410
Room and Board $16,164
Budget for Other Expenses$5,504
Total One Year Cost$30,372
Out of State Resident Tuition
Out of State Costs for CUNY City College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,364
Other Fees$410
Room and Board $16,164
Budget for Other Expenses$5,504
Total One Year Cost$38,322

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$49,800 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
40% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by CUNY City College students
Subject Percent of Class
Psychology 15%
Engineering 13%
Social Sciences 13%
Visual and Performing Arts 11%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190567 IPEDS survey data for CUNY City College.

Current students may use the CUNY City College GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.