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City University of New York

The City University of New York was started in 1961. It is a public university located in New York City, USA. It is the largest university system in the United States of America.

University History

In the 1961 City University of New York was established. Four institutions - The Free Academy, The Female Normal and High School, Brooklyn College, and Queens College were merged to form the City University of New York. In 2018, the university opened its 25th campus which was named the City University of New York School of Labor and Urban Studies. The new campus was named after former president Joseph S. Murphy and included a few forms and functions of the Murphy Institute that is housed at the university’s other campus namely the City University of New York School of Professional Studies.

University Programs, Courses, and Schools

The City University of New York offers 25 colleges or campuses. The campus offers wide learning opportunities and challenges to the students. The 25 colleges or campuses of the City University of New York are-

  • City College
  • Hunter College
  • Baruch College
  • Brooklyn College
  • Queens College
  • New York City College of Technology
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • York College
  • Lehman College
  • Medgar Evers College
  • College of Staten Island
  • William E. Macaulay Honors College
  • Bronx Community College
  • Queensborough Community College
  • Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • Kingsborough Community College 
  • LaGuardia Community College 
  • Hostos Community College 
  • Guttman Community College 
  • CUNY Graduate Centre 
  • CUNY School of Medicine 
  • CUNY School of Law2006 
  • CUNY Graduate School of Journalism 
  • CUNY School of Professional Studies 
  • CUNY School of Public Health 
  • CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies

University Achievements/ USP

The City University of New York is ranked #151 out of #443 National Universities by US News and World Report. The university is ranked #701-750 in QS World University rankings. The institution is ranked #212 by Times Higher Education ranking. The City University of New York is known for its teachings, a wide variety of courses that provides the best career experience and it’s the largest private university system in the nation

University Notable Alumni

City University of New York’s alumni has expert alumni from different backgrounds who are there to serve based on their common passion and responsibility towards the university. The university has a vast alumni network. Some of the alumni members are-

  • Kenneth Arrow, 1940, City economist and joint winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics
  • Robert Aumann, 1950, City mathematician and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics
  • Albert Axelrod, City    Olympic foil fencer
  • Herman Badillo, 1951, City civil rights activist and first Puerto Rican elected to the U.S. Congress
  • Daniel Bukantz     City    Olympic foil fencer
  • Abram Cohen    City    Olympic foil, épée, et sabre fencer
  • Arlene Davila, 1996, City    author and Anthropology and American Studies professor at New York University
  • Rubén Díaz Jr.    ,2005, Lehman    Bronx Borough President
  • Rubén Díaz Sr., 1976, Lehman NYC Council Member, Pastor
  • Jeffrey Dinowitz, 1975 Lehman NYS Assembly Member
  • Jesse Douglas, 1916, City mathematician and winner of one of the first two Fields Medals
  • Eliot Engel, 1969, Lehman Member of the US House of Representatives, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee
  • Abraham Foxman, City national director, Anti-Defamation League
  • Felix Frankfurter, 1902, City U.S. Supreme Court Justice
  • Harold Goldsmith, 1952, City    Olympic foil and épée fencer
  • Andy Grove, 1960, City Chairman and CEO, Intel Corporation
  • Herbert A. Hauptman, 1937, City mathematician and winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • Letitia James, 1982, Lehman    NYS Attorney General
  • Jane Katz    ,1963, City Olympic swimmer
  • Henry Kissinger, City U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Advisor
  • Leonard Kleinrock, 1957,    City    computer scientist, Internet pioneer
  • Guillermo Linares, 1975,    City    New York City Council member, first Dominican-American City Council member and Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs
  • Barbara A. Cornblatt, 1977, Baruch    professor of psychiatry and molecular medicine at Hofstra University School of Medicine
  • Fernando Ferrer Baruch    New York City mayoral candidate in 2001 and 2005
  • Sidney Harman, 1939,     founder and executive chairman of Harman Kardon
  • Marcia A. Karrow, Baruch, member of New Jersey General Assembly
  • James Lam, 1983, author, risk management consultant
  • Ralph Lauren

University infrastructure & services

Campus

The City University of New York has an urban campus in New York City, USA. The university has 25 campuses which are spread across a wide area of land in the nation. The campus is located in an urban neighborhood and it is also bounded by a vibrant, calm, and beautiful scenic environment. The campus is home to more than 2,75, 000 students. The campus is located nearby the b, malls, cafes, and airports which provide a convenient life to students living on-campus. 

Libraries-

 Each campus has its own Library at the City University of New York is an important part of the educational experience and an invaluable resource for students, faculty, staff, and alumni, but also for the broad community. The libraries offer a wide range of books and other materials and services to support academic studies and enhance research work at the City University of New York. The libraries on campus have a vast collection of books, e-journals, e-books, etc. University libraries are focused to provide high-quality medical library resources, programs, and services to the students. The libraries provide flexible and well-equipped surroundings for everyone's research and learning needs. The libraries support the student learning experience, creation, and administration of knowledge, and also contribute to advancements in teaching and research programs in the healthcare field.                      

Housing services-

On-campus: City University of New York housing and Residence Life offers halls where students from all over the country and the world live, learn and grow together. The City University of New York offers residences in the form of halls and apartments that offer support and convenience, as well as opportunities for personal growth, cultural exploration, and interaction with all facilities and staff. The University’s housing is an appropriate place for comfortable housing. Students can select a room of their choice based on costs, facilities, and availability. Through University’s affinity housing students can stay in groups of like-minded individuals who can share the same love for sports, literature, film, and course. The various services offered in University’s residence halls are- 

  • Fully furnished rooms
  • Large lounges with kitchens
  • All-inclusive utilities
  • Free Wi-Fi and cable TV
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Residence Life staff support
  • Programming created around a residential curriculum

Off-campus- the City University of New York assists students in finding off-campus housing near University’s campus. They provide convenient housing to students, faculty, and staff nearby the university. The rental housing near the university consists of Apartments, Suites, and sharing rooms.

Medical services-

The City University of New York provides medical services in each of its health centers to students. The Health Services motivates students to live a healthy lifestyle in order to achieve their personal, academic, and career goals. They also have an emergency healthcare team that responds immediately to any accidents or injuries involving any person on campus. Basic and urgent healthcare, health check-ups, routine women’s healthcare, emergency response, and wellness education are all part of the services provided on-campus. The staff consists of certified physicians and nurses who are dedicated to their work and provide high-quality medical care to students.

Student’s clubs-

The City University of New York offers a wide variety of student clubs and organizations that provide a wide range of opportunities for students to engage themselves. The university offers everything students need to stay active and fit on campus. 

University location

205 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, United States

Top Landmarks-

  • Columbus Circle
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Madison Square Garden
  • South Street Seaport
  • Central Park
  • Battery Park City
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Museum of Modern Art

International student’s info

Courses Offered-

The City University of New York offers Undergraduate programs, Postgraduate programs, and Certificate programs. Some of the courses are-

  • Accounting
  • Arts
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Digital Marketing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Dance
  • Drama 
  • Earth Science
  • Economics

Student Support-

 The International Student Support Centre at the City University of New York provides international educational exchange via its services. It serves as the primary administrative, programming, and advising office for the international community. The office provides various services like-

  • immigration assistance and support to international students and exchange visitors through advising, programs, workshops, and events.
  • serve as a guide for academic and administrative units in the collaboration, hiring, and sponsorship of international students and exchange visitors.
  • provides ongoing orientation and support services in a welcoming environment designed to help students in cultural adjustment.

Visa and Immigration Support-

Only people who are enrolled full-time in classes or are obtaining a degree are considered to be students for visa purposes. Individuals will probably have one of two types of non-immigrant status:

The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program has multiple categories in which foreign nationals may come to the United States to engage in research collaboration, instruction, and lecturing. The university offers three categories of Exchange Visitors: Professor, Research Scholar, and Short-Term Scholar.

  • Professor: A foreign national whose primary purpose is teaching, lecturing, observing, or consulting at post-secondary accredited academic institutions, museums, libraries, or similar types of institutions. A professor also may conduct research where authorized by the sponsor. (Minimum: 3 weeks; Maximum: 5 Years)
  • Research Scholar: A foreign national whose primary purpose is conducting research, observing, or consulting in connection with a research project at research institutions, corporate research facilities, museums, libraries, post-secondary accredited academic institutions, or similar types of institutions. A research scholar also may teach or lecture was authorized by the sponsor. (Minimum: 3 weeks; Maximum: 5 Years)
  • Short-Term Scholar: A foreign national who is a professor, research scholar, or person with similar education or accomplishments who enters the United States for a short-term visit for the purpose of lecturing, observing, consulting, training, or demonstrating special skills at research institutions, museums, libraries, post-secondary accredited academic institutions, or similar types of institutions. (Minimum: N/A; Maximum: 6 Months)
  • After you have been accepted to study at the university, you will receive a Form I-20 document in your admission package with your official admission letter and can begin the student visa application process.

How to apply for your F-1 visa-

  • Verify your information – Form I-20
  • A passport must match your name and date of birth (DOB)
  • Program dates match the length of the program you've selected
  • Immediately contact the university if any of your information is incorrect
  • Complete the online visa application – Form DS-160
  • Complete the online visa application
  • Print the application form confirmation page to bring to your interview
  • Photo – You will upload your photo while completing the online Form DS-160. Your photo must meet photograph requirements
  • Schedule an interview - at the U.S. embassy or consulate in the country where you live. You may schedule your interview at any U.S. embassy or consulate, but it may be difficult to qualify for a visa outside of your permanent residence. Wait times for interview appointments vary by location, season, and visa category. Apply for your visa as early as possible.
  • Pay the I-901 SEVIS fee before going to the U.S. embassy or consulate for your visa interview. The fee must be paid online.

Gather required documentation

  • Passport
  • Form I-20
  • Non-immigrant visa application
  • Form DS-160 confirmation page
  • I-901 SEVIS fee payment receipt
  • Attend your visa interview – be sure to take your required documents (and all documents your local U.S. consulate requires) to your visa interview.

Canadian citizens do NOT need to go to the U.S. consulate to obtain a visa to enter the U.S.

International Student Contact-

Office- City University of New York
University Offices
205 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
Phone- 1-800-CUNY-YES (1-800-286-9937)
E-mail- [email protected]

Student life

Student society-

City University of New York’s student organizations or clubs are one of the best ideas to get involved on campus. Organizations are assembled under an arrangement of causes, identities, and interests. Student organizations at the City University of New York put on some of the most highly anticipated campus events and offer a wide range of opportunities for involvement and leadership every year. The City University of New York offers a wide variety of student organizations, so there is something for each student. 

Sports and Fitness-

The City University of New York provides activities that promote healthy lifestyles and fitness for a huge population of students, faculty, and staff. The university provides various sports activities and fitness rooms to keep students fit and healthy. The university offers a wellness center, club sports, fitness rooms, aerobics rooms, a swimming area, etc.

Health & Wellbeing-

Health and Wellness at the City University of New York are to highlight the active process of change and growth that involves building resilience, persistence, and positivity in the phase of provocations. It is the initiative dedicated to helping students incorporate an overall well-being experience across campus. They allow students to actively indulge in well-being activities that provide support to a holistic lifestyle. Through this initiative, students will learn and understand resources and they will also learn how to help others in need. 

Residential Life-

On-campus housing at the City University of New York is available. University housing can accommodate a large number of students. University also assists students in finding nearby accommodations hassle-free.

Food & drink-

The City University of New York provides many dining areas or cafeterias on each of its campuses.  Dining is open to students, faculty, and staff. The dining plan offers different dining options which include special dietary menus such as vegetarian and low-fat food. The plans are designed to fit the busy schedule of students, the plan assists all dietary preferences by providing a wide range of dining options and healthy food options. There are a number of cafes and restaurants available nearby campus which provide a huge variety to students.

Short-term getaways, weekend getaways

There are many short-term getaways near the City University of New York to have fun and to spend holidays and weekends. Some of the places are-

  • Columbus Circle
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Madison Square Garden
  • South Street Seaport
  • Central Park
  • Battery Park City
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Museum of Modern Art

There are many other options also available to have fun and enjoy on weekends.

Part-time jobs

The Career Center at the City University of New York provides employment opportunities to students who want to earn money while studying to pay their expenses. The Office of Student Employment helps students find part-time work that not only builds their bank account, it is also on or near campus, and gives them a relevant and meaningful career experience that enhances their resume.

Student Safety

Crime Around the area-

The City University of New York keeps safety a priority. The University's Police Department provides 24/7 assistance to deter crime and increase personal safety and building security. A security desk is located in the lobby of each residence hall, which assists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to ensure the safety and identification of those entering and leaving the campus buildings. Students can call an officer to escort them anywhere on campus 24/7. The University is committed to providing a safe, secure living and learning environment for all students, faculty, and staff.    

Famous courses

The famous courses at the City University of New York are-

  • Accounting
  • Arts
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Digital Marketing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Dance
  • Drama 
  • Earth Science
  • Economics

Campus Recruitment

Process-

The Placement Office at the City University of New York has an award-winning placement team that is dedicated to supporting students throughout their placement search. The university hosts recruitment events to provide jobs to students. Students are also allowed to do part-time jobs on campus while studying.

Famous companies that recruit directly from the City University of New York –

  • IBM
  • Amazon
  • Bloomberg
  • Cornell Tech

There are many other companies that recruit from the City University of New York.

Application Requirements

  • Create a new account
  • Completed Application Form
  • Submit required support documents
  • Academic Records
  • Pay the application fee 
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendations
  • Standardized Test Scores

City University of New York Programs

Program
Duration
Format
Tuition Fees
Deadlines
Standard Test

City University of New York Application Requirements

3
GPA
36
IB
82
Percentage
43%
Acceptance Rate

IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in United States of America. To be able to get a successful admission in City University of New York in United States of America students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5.

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City University of New York Cost of studies

Fees

Bachelors: USD 18,000

Master: USD 10,770

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

City University of New York Deadlines

Bachelors: Fall: July 15

                    Spring: December 1

Masters: Fall: July 15

               Spring: December 1

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements.

 

 

City University of New York Rankings

Global

701 -750
QS
701
GTU Rank

Regional

United States of America
228
US News
117 -137
Shanghai
389
Forbes
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City University of New York University Offices 205 East 42nd Street New York, NY 10017,United States of America

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