Resources › For Students and Parents City College of New York: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics Share Flipboard Email Print Gigi Altarejos / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0 For Students and Parents College Admissions Testing Graphs College Admissions Process College Profiles College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More by Allen Grove Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. Updated November 01, 2019 The City College of New York, CCNY, is a public university with an acceptance rate of 48%. Established in 1847, The City College of New York is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) network. The college's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. High achieving students might consider the Macaulay Honors College which offers free tuition and other perks to admitted students. In athletics, the CCNY Beavers compete in the NCAA, within the Division III City University of New York Athletic Conference. Considering applying to The City College of New York? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students. Acceptance Rate During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, The City College of New York had an acceptance rate of 48%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 48 students were admitted, making CCNY's admissions process competitive. Admissions Statistics (2017-18) Number of Applicants 21,982 Percent Admitted 48% Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 17% SAT and ACT Scores and Requirements The City College of New York requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. Most students submit SAT scores, and CCNY does not provide statistics for applicants' ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 87% of admitted students submitted SAT scores. SAT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile ERW 510 620 Math 530 650 ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing This admissions data tells us that most of City College of New York's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to CCNY scored between 510 and 620, while 25% scored below 510 and 25% scored above 620. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 530 and 650, while 25% scored below 530 and 25% scored above 650. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1270 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at City College of New York. Requirements City College of New York does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that CCNY requires applicants to submit all SAT scores, but will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. GPA In 2019, the average high school GPA of City College of New York's incoming freshmen class was 89.4. This data suggests that most successful applicants to City College of New York have primarily high B grades. Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph CUNY City College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex. The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to The City College of New York. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account. Admissions Chances The City College of New York, which accepts fewer than half of applicants, has a competitive admissions pool. Applicants must apply using the CUNY application. CUNY City College wants to see high grades in rigorous courses and strong test scores. However, CCNY has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. You can improve your chances of acceptance by submitting an optional letters of recommendation and a resume of extracurricular activities. Note that some majors and programs at CCNY have additional admission requirements. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent students accepted to City College of New York. Most admitted students had a high school average of "B" or better, a combined SAT score of 1000 or higher (ERW+M), and an ACT composite score of 20 or higher. Grades and test scores above these lower ranges will increase your chance of acceptance. 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