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 CUNY City College

CUNY City College - New York, NY

160 Convent Ave, New York, New York 10031

General information:(212)650-7000
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:16,005(12,863 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:13 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $4,929 $4,929 $5,459 -10%
Out-of-state $10,289 $10,289 $11,369 -9%
Books and supplies $1,070 $1,146 $1,179 -3%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $12,207 $12,742 $13,180 -3%
Other $4,664 $4,724 $4,823 -2%
Off Campus
Room and board $10,382 $10,361 $10,900 -5%
Other $4,664 $4,724 $4,823 -2%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,672 $3,682 $3,824 -4%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $22,870 $23,541 $24,641 -4%
Off Campus $21,045 $21,160 $22,361 -5%
Off Campus with Family $9,671 $9,757 $10,462 -10%
On Campus $28,230 $28,901 $30,551 -7%
Off Campus $26,405 $26,520 $28,271 -7%
Off Campus with Family $15,031 $15,117 $16,372 -6%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,130
In-state fees $329
Out-of-state tuition $11,040
Out-of-state fees $329
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $8,210
In-state fee $261
Out-of-state tuition $15,360
Out-of-state fees $261
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,145 84% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,116 82% $8,034,703 $7,200
Federal grants 819 60% $4,423,969 $5,402
Pell grants 819 60% $3,977,932 $4,857
Other federal grants 597 44% $446,037 $747
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,080 79% $3,403,877 $3,152
Institutional grants or scholarships 41 3% $206,857 $5,045
Student loan aid 140 10% $646,157 $4,615
Federal student loans 140 10% $646,157 $4,615
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 7,518 61% $48,634,285 $6,469
Pell grants 6,249 51% $28,642,931 $4,584
Federal student loans 2,222 18% $13,116,921 $5,903


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $6,897 $6,506 $5,825
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $4,017 $2,976 $2,603
$30,001 - $48,000 $5,907 $5,338 $4,767
$48,001 - $75,000 $9,847 $8,988 $8,449
$75,001 - $110,000 $11,912 $12,042 $11,730
$110,001 and more $12,583 $12,691 $12,555

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 16,005
Undergraduate enrollment 12,863
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,350
Graduate enrollment 3,142

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$65

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$125

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 20,672 9,816 10,856
Percent admitted 30% 29% 31%
Percent admitted who enrolled 29% 7% 6%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1136 100%
ACT 0 0%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 440 570
SAT Math 500 620
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite . .
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 45 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division III (without football)MenWomen
Baseball 16-
Basketball 1613
Fencing -14
Soccer 2819
Tennis 1510
Track and Field, Indoor 3022
Track and Field, Outdoor 2923
Track and Field, X-Country 1822
Volleyball 1416


Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1921 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1921 Accredited


American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

12/01/1968 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

10/22/2004 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession002
Drug law violations11 8
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 002
Drug law violations 010
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 111
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 321
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 773
Motor vehicle theft 011
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 010
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 111
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate6%
Number in default67
Number in repayment1,105

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00268800

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Post-master's certificate
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-12-
Landscape Architecture116-
Category total4031-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other10--
Category total10--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General8616-
Biomedical Sciences, General61--
Category total14720-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General44--
Category total44--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia18--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric126--
Category total144--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science1735-
Information Science/Studies-7-
Category total1742-
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education-9-
Bilingual and Multilingual Education1212-
Biology Teacher Education-22-
Chemistry Teacher Education-4-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching2726-
Earth Science Teacher Education-4-
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs-88-
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Junior High/Middle School Special Education-86-
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs-32-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-31-
Elementary Education and Teaching5132-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-312
Mathematics Teacher Education-942
Physics Teacher Education-1-
Reading Teacher Education-22-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-35-
Social Studies Teacher Education-7-
Spanish Language Teacher Education-1-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other-23-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-36-
Category total905964
Engineering Colleges
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering2311-
Chemical Engineering3510-
Civil Engineering, General2427-
Computer Engineering, General17--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering7539-
Engineering, General-1-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering8--
Mechanical Engineering6215-
Category total244103-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing-26-
English Language and Literature, General1097-
Category total10933-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General32--
Spanish Language and Literature-9-
Category total3218-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-22-
Physician Assistant34--
Category total3422-
History Colleges
History, General3520-
Category total3520-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Pre-Law Studies6--
Category total6--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies156--
Category total156--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General7--
Mathematics, General1610-
Category total2310-
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science2--
Category total2--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Category total11--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General289-
Geology/Earth Science, General65-
Physics, General92-
Category total4316-
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General28237-
Category total28237-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-22-
Category total-22-
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General9528-
International Relations and Affairs3529-
Political Science and Government, General54--
Category total24062-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Cinematography and Film/Video Production25--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General27--
Fine/Studio Arts, General10229-
Music Performance, General34--
Music, General2110-
Category total20939-
Grand total191810714