Universities in New York

CUNY City College of New York


University Information

Location: New York, New York
Founded: 1847
Undergraduate Students: 13 000
Campus Type: Urban
Institution Type: Public university
Website: www.ccny.cuny.edu

About the University

The founding institution of the City University of New York, City College offers outstanding teaching, learning and research on a beautiful campus in the heart of the world’s most dynamic city.Our classrooms are equipped with the technology for a truly interactive learning environment.Our libraries hold 1.5 million volumes and provide online access to the resources of the entire university.Our laboratories are engines of innovation, where students and faculty push the boundaries of knowledge.

Outstanding programs in architecture, engineering, education and the liberal arts and sciences prepare our students for the future, and produce outstanding leaders in every field. Whether they are drawn to the traditional, like philosophy or sociology, or emerging fields like sonic arts or biomedical engineering, our baccalaureate graduates go on to graduate programs at Stanford, Columbia or MIT – or they stay right here in one of our 50 master’s programs or our doctoral programs in engineering, the laboratory sciences, and psychology.

Nowhere else in the city do undergraduates have so many opportunities to conduct research with professors and publish and present their findings.  In our science, engineering and social science programs, more than 300 undergrads work alongside senior researchers in funded projects.

Leading CUNY in funded research, we house a number of research centers, and soon two new advanced research centers will rise on South Campus.  Nearly all of our full-time faculty hold PhDs or – like our architecture faculty, maintain professional practices.  Art professors exhibit their work, film professors make films, and music professors perform in venues around the country.

The campus is alive with student activity.City College fields 16 varsity teams that compete in NCAA Division III – and students work out in an equipment rich fitness center and socialize in more than 100 student clubs. And our students come from around the corner and world, representing more than 150 nationalities.

City College is an integral part of the civic, urban and artistic energy of New York and inseparable from its history. We are the City that built this city.

Excerpt from CUNY City College’s website.

TOEFL: 80/120

IELTS: 6,5

Health insurance is required of all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1 and J1 visas.

City College students may choose to enroll in the school’s verified plan through ISO. For more information on this coverage, please visit their website.

Cost: $39 per month

CUNY does not endorse any particular health insurance provider for international students, therefore students may choose instead to subscribe to the insurance proposed by MICEFA, CHARTIS.  

Living on-campus:  On-campus housing is available on first-come first-served basis for undergraduate students. When Students enter the country and begin at our institution one of their major concerns is where they will be living. The Towers located on CCNY’s campus is an a student residence, where students stay at an affordable yearly cost. For more information in regards to the CCNY Towers please follow the link to their website.

Cost: $5,758.00 – $8,296.00 per semester 

Off-campus Housing:The College also helps provide information on off-campus locations through the Office of Off-Campus Housing

Other options include:

International House
500 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10027

Women’s not for Profit Residence

The Webster Apartments
419 West 34th St
New York, NY 10001-1596


The average budget per month is: $900+

In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $9,000.00 per semester.