CCNY Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

CUNY City College - Shepard Hall
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City College of New York Admissions Overview:

CCNY is a somewhat selective school, admitting only 45% of those who applied in 2016. Applicants are required to submit scores from the SAT. Other required materials include high school transcripts, letters of recommendation, and personal essays/writing samples. Students can apply through the CUNY system, and should check out the system's website for complete information. Through this application, prospective students can apply to a number of schools within the system, saving time and energy.

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Admissions Data (2016):

CCNY Description:

CCNY, the City College of New York, is a public university and a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) network. The campus in Harlem's Hamilton Heights features stunning examples of neo-Gothic architecture. The college's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and CCNY's Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture is the only public school of architecture in New York City. High achieving students should check out the City College Honors Program and the Macaulay Honors College--accepted students get free tuition and lots of other perks. In athletics, the CCNY Beavers compete in the NCAA, within the Division III City University of New York Athletic Conference. Popular sports include cross country, volleyball, basketball, and fencing.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 16,048 (13,317 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 76% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,689 (in-state); $13,799 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,364 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $15,189
  • Other Expenses: $5,302
  • Total Cost: $28,544 (in-state); $35,654 (out-of-state)

CCNY Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 87%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 86%
    • Loans: 8%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,447
    • Loans: $4,938

Academic Programs:

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 29%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 13%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 47%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Cross Country, Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Cross Country, Volleyball, Soccer, Fencing, Basketball, Tennis, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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