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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
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|
|Other Requirements||√||creative challenge for architecture, supplemental application for engineering|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
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.
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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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.
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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
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.
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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First-Year Applications are Due
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
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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.
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