For the seventh consecutive year, The City College of New York is listed among the top institutions in the nation by The Princeton Review®. CCNY features in the Review’s 2019 “The Best 384 Colleges” guide (Penguin Random House / Princeton Review Books, $24.99, Aug. 7, 2018) available today.
The “Best 384” rankings are based on surveys of 138,000 students at 384 top colleges that includes a wide representation by region, size, selectivity and character. Published annually since 1992, the book has detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores in eight categories as well as ranking lists of top 20 schools in 62 categories.
“City College is one of the toughest CUNY schools to get into, with an admissions rate of about 33 percent (some schools and programs within can be lower),” notes the Princeton Review.
Students surveyed lauded CCNY’s fortes, from its “profound” diversity across the board, its “historic” location and the unique college experience it offers.
“The diversity in the student body, as well as the faculty and administration, ‘is profound,’ which helps many people interact with different people from different cultures and come together to get through each semester,” said one student.
Another student observed that most CCNY students are not looking for the “typical college experience,” but rather are interested “in the intellectual and emotional growth that comes with higher education.”
City College annually receives high rankings from the Princeton Review. Last January, the education services company named CCNY among the top schools in the country that pay you back. It listed CCNY in its 2018 annual guide “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.”
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About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. Today The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks CCNY #2 among public colleges with the greatest success in ensuring the social mobility of our student body; at the same time the Center for world University Rankings places it in the top 1.2% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight professional schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit.