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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 Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to CCNY, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is February 1 and the application fee is $65.

Students who apply to CCNY for fall semester should hear back from CCNY by February 15.

CCNY Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of CCNY's admissions stats.

CCNY 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Waitlist No

City College of the City University of New York Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for City College of the City University of New York.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Applying Early to CCNY?

CCNY does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on City College of the City University of New York Admissions

Is CCNY Difficult To Get Into?

CCNY is a moderately difficult school to get into.

In 2021, CCNY accepted 64% of students, approximately 19,969 from the 31,320 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like CCNY, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to biomedical science, Macaulay Honors College, engineering, architecture, honors programs is program extremely difficult.

Transferring to City College of the City University of New York

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to CCNY

CCNY has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into CCNY?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at CCNY

Wondering what factors are considered by CCNY during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with CCNY for more information on admission factors.

CCNY 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to CCNY, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with CCNY's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.7
Other Requirements creative challenge for architecture, supplemental application for engineering
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into CCNY?

Students admitted to CCNY have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

CCNY considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

CCNY is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

What is a Good SAT Score for CCNY?

What is a Good ACT Score for CCNY?

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to City College of the City University of New York

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to CCNY. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by February 1.

Transfer students can enroll in CCNY during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

CCNY Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to CCNY?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to CCNY.

Does CCNY accept transfer credits?

✅ CCNY accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. CCNY accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does CCNY accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ CCNY accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to CCNY?

❌ No, CCNY is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is CCNY's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for CCNY is 64%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at CCNY?

❌ CCNY does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About CCNY?

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CCNY Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into CCNY? CCNY is a somewhat selective institution. The CCNY acceptance rate is 64%. This means that the institution accepts 63 out of every 100 applicants.


CCNY Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to CCNY is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to CCNY is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs



Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At CCNY, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.2. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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