Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

CUNY City College

Find Schools Near

CUNY City College Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about CUNY City College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is CUNY City College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

CUNY City College was awarded 42 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is psychology.

Overall Quality

City is ranked #692 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

City also holds the #79 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

See all of the rankings for CUNY City College.

Is It Hard to Get Into City?

Acceptance Rate

CUNY City College has an acceptance rate of 46%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for City.

Average Test Scores

About 78% of students accepted to City submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 610. Math scores were between 530 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for CUNY City College  ( 510 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for CUNY City College  ( 530 to 630 )
City received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students.

Learn more about CUNY City College admissions.

CUNY City College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at CUNY City College is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at CUNY City College is 39%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  39 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at CUNY City College

Freshmen Retention Rate

CUNY City College has a freshmen retention rate of 86%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  86 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at City is 11%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  11 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at CUNY City College.

Good Overall Diversity at City

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 13,210 undergraduates at City with 10,225 being full-time and 2,985 being part-time.

City Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for City is 83.26 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  83.26 out of 100
Less Diverse
More Diverse

Get more detailed information on diversity and student demographics at CUNY City College.

How Much Does CUNY City College Cost?

The overall average net price of City is $3,744. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for City

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$1,990 $3,800 $8,261 $10,767 $13,826

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of City, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At City, approximately 8% of students took out student loans averaging $7,164 a year. That adds up to $28,656 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at City is 6.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Get more details about paying for CUNY City College.

How Much Money Do City Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from City make about $46,300 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future City graduates since it is 16% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at CUNY City College make the most money.

Location of CUNY City College

Located in New York, New York, CUNY City College is a public institution. The location of City is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

Get more details about the location of CUNY City College.

Location of CUNY City College

Contact details for City are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 160 Convent Ave, New York, NY 10031
Phone: 212-650-7000

CUNY City College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 81 majors graduated from CUNY City College. Of these students, 2,606 received undergraduate degrees and 802 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 352 $30,400
General Biology 224 $23,600
Mechanical Engineering 148 $64,300
Fine & Studio Arts 137 $22,700
Liberal Arts General Studies 129 $34,100
General English Literature 116 $26,700
Economics 97 $32,400
Political Science & Government 96 $30,000
Communication & Media Studies 89 $35,900
Teacher Education Grade Specific 86 $33,700

Learn more about the majors offered at CUNY City College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at City

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 103 students took at least one online class at CUNY City College. This is an increase from the 32 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 103 0
2016-2017 32 0
2015-2016 110 4
2014-2015 32 0
2013-2014 906 53

Learn more about online learning at CUNY City College.

If you’re considering CUNY City College, here are some more schools you may be interested in knowing more about.

Curious on how these schools stack up against City? Pit them head to head with College Combat, our free interactive tool that lets you compare college on the features that matter most to you!


More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You