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City College of the City University of New York

New York, NY 4-Year Public

CCNY Admissions

If you want to apply to CCNY, the application fee costs $65. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from CCNY by February 15.

Considering Applying Early to CCNY?

City College of the City University of New York does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into City College of the City University of New York

Getting into CCNY is moderately difficult. CCNY evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, CCNY accepted 51% of all applicants., around 15,107 of the 29,894 students who applied.

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.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does CCNY Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides 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 strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at CCNY

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

CCNY 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to CCNY must submit the following items. Double 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
Interview
Other Requirements creative challenge for architecture, supplemental application for engineering
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into CCNY?

Students admitted to CCNY have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At City College of the City University of New York, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
3.75 and 3.99 15.2%
3.50 and 3.74 18.5%
3.25 and 3.49 18.9%
3.00 and 3.24 19.3%
2.50 and 2.9 14.7%
2.00 and 2.49 2.8%
CCNY does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

CCNY does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 98% of CCNY's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 12.65% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for CCNY?

The mean composite SAT score for a CCNY student is 8.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of CCNY students scored 650 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of CCNY students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for CCNY?

To be most competitive at CCNY, you should strive to earn between 23 and 31 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for CCNY's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for CCNY students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

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

Transferring to City College of the City University of New York

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to CCNY.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is February 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by March 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?

Students who are admitted to CCNY must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does CCNY accept transfer credits?

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

DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

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

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

Do I have to submit test scores to CCNY?

CCNY. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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CCNY Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

51%

How hard is it to get into CCNY? CCNY is a somewhat selective institution. The CCNY acceptance rate is 51%. This means that the institution accepts 50 out of every 100 applicants.

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CCNY Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to CCNY is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to CCNY is Feb 1.

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

CCNY ACT Scores

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ACT Range

23 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

31 and Above

Good

23 to 31

Avg

23 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to CCNY is 15. Students with an ACT score of 31 and above have a good chance of getting into CCNY. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 31 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

CCNY SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

530 - 650

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Reading SAT Range

520 - 610

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CCNY GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.39

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At CCNY, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.39. 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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

15,227

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

51%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,340

Out-of-State

$19,010

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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