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Colleges / The City College of the City University of New York

The City College of the City University of New York

New York, NY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate64%
Acceptance Rate64%

CCNY Academics

City College of the City University of New York requires a minimum of 120 credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

There is no accelarated degree program at CCNY, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. CCNY accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, CCNY has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

NOTE: Around 57% of students who start college at CCNY graduate within six years.

CCNY offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program X
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: CCNY may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

What Classes Do I Have To Take At CCNY?

CCNY has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement

Students do not have to take a computer class.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math true
Science true
Computer No

Reminder: Check with CCNY directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at CCNY

When choosing a major, CCNY students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at CCNY.

Student Designed Majors

CCNY allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.

Senior Projects

CCNY does not require students to complete a senior project.

Double Majoring at CCNY

CCNY offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.

Frequently Asked Questions About City College of the City University of New York

Does CCNY Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

✅ CCNY offers services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does CCNY Offer Online Classes?

✅ CCNY has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does CCNY Offer Credit for AP Classes?

✅ CCNY offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does CCNY Have An Honors Program?

✅ CCNY offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at CCNY.

Does CCNY Require Internships?

❌ CCNY does not require an internship for any students.

Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While CCNY does not require internships for students of any major, internships can help students gain hands-on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.

Additional Information About City College of the City University of New York

City College of the City University of New York Library

The main library on campus is the Morris Raphael Cohen Library and there are 8 other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at CCNY

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.

CCNY does not have any dual degree programs available for students.


What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Does CCNY have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

CCNY has an Army ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at CCNY include:

•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus

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