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The City University of New York

Every year, hundreds of thousands of students – including a record 274,000 degree-credit students – choose The City University of New York for a multitude of reasons that can be summed up as one: opportunity. Providing a quality, accessible education, regardless of background or means, has been CUNY’s mission since 1847.

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (105)
Humanities (97)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (78)
Business & Management (57)
Education & Training (56)

About

History

Our mission dates to 1847 when founder Townsend Harris, an early champion of public education and a pioneering diplomat who was the first U.S. ambassador to Japan, called upon New York City to create a public academy of higher learning to “educate the whole people.”

Education

The University is an integrated system of senior and community colleges, graduate and professional schools, research centers, institutes and consortia. From certificate courses to Ph.D. programs, CUNY offers postsecondary learning to students of all backgrounds. It provides the city with graduates trained for high-demand positions in the sciences, technology, mathematics, teaching, nursing and other fields.

Research

The mission of the CUNY Office of Research is to promote and support the research, scholarly, and creative pursuits of the CUNY community, to provide assurance to funding agencies and to the public that research at the University is conducted in accordance with the highest ethical standards, and to enhance technology commercialization, entrepreneurship, and economic development activities.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
601
2019
601 -100
2018
501
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
-
2018
401
2017
401
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
-
2019
669 57
2018
726
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

Career Services

CUNY’s Career Services provide students with the necessary skills to make informed decisions about their careers, education and employment.

Child Care

Professional staff provides flexible on-campus care and education to accommodate the needs of parents 24 hours a day.

Disability Resources & Services

CUNY is deeply committed to ensuring equal access and opportunity for students with disabilities through innovative support programs.

International Student & Scholar Services

Supporting the international student population by providing centralized immigration information.

Mental Health And Wellness

We assist students in addressing psychological, adjustment or issues including stress / time management.

Housing services

On-campus or campus-sponsored residence hall facilities are currently available at Baruch College, Brooklyn College, The City College, Hunter College, Lehman College and Queens College.

Library services

CUNY’s library system is a federation of 31 libraries and the CUNY Central Office of Library Services (OLS) that support learning, teaching, and research to the University’s 25 senior, community, honors, and professional colleges, as well as CUNY’s 100+ research centers and institutes.

ICT services

CUNY's Open Access Policy applies to Internet access. Every member of the CUNY community with a valid CUNY ID has full rights to Internet use in all CUNY libraries.

Individual campuses may determine local rules governing specific terms of Internet use. Such rules include time limits, signing-up, number of users per terminal, downloading and printing.

Medical services

The NYSED/CUNY CareerKit project is a comprehensive career preparation resource for teachers and counselors in New York State. Its goal is to equip students with the skills necessary to make informed choices about their career paths. The NYSED/CUNY CareerKit activities are written at the HSE/Upper ESL level, with adaptations possible for Pre-HSE and intermediate ESL levels. 

Student Life

Campus life

The University spans 25 campuses across the city’s five boroughs providing exceptional access for high school graduates, high academic quality, numerous programs to support student completion and deep connections with important industries for career success

Sports facilities

The City University of New York Athletic Conference provides all students with the opportunity to participate in a competitive athletic environment and supportive learning atmosphere, wherein life skills such as leadership development, sportsmanship, healthy living, and community service are of vital importance.

Student clubs

There are over 1400 student clubs and organizations (and counting!) among our 24 campuses.

Student engagement has been an integral and vital component of student success. It is well-documented that students who are involved in their campus community excel academically.

Student engagement is more important than ever as employers and graduate schools value the skills and competencies learned from participating in co-curricular activities. In addition, students use the knowledge and experience they gain to improve their local communities.

Accreditation

CUNY colleges, as well as the Graduate School and University Center, receive their institutional accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE or Middle States). MSCHE examines each institution as a whole, rather than specific programs within institutions.

Student Reviews

The joys of a higher education
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My study experience has been the joy of my life for the past years. There is nothing more rewarding them learning and receiving credit for the knowledge earned. I recommend the City University of New York to everyone interested in a multicultural experience such as living in New York.

International business
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I studied international business from city university of New York. I chose this field because I felt it gives broader views of international marketing, culture and language.

Best Public Business School in all New York City
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Amazing University. It has excellent professors. The administration staff its a little be sloppy. It has great business programs.

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