City College of New York
New York, NY
University Info | School of Engineering Info | Office of Study Abroad & International Programs
The City College of New York was originally located at 23rd Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. In 1907 the College moved to its present location on St. Nicholas Heights in Northern Manhattan. The campus occupies 35 acres along Convent Avenue from 131st Street to 141st Street.
CCNY is a comprehensive teaching, research, and service institution dedicated to accessibility and excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. Founded in 1847, the College is the oldest urban institution of higher education in the country, with a sustained mission of offering affordable access to higher education to the people of New York. City College gives its diverse student body opportunities to achieve academically, creatively, and professionally in the liberal arts and sciences and in professional fields such as engineering, education, architecture, and biomedical education. The College is committed to fostering student-centered education and advancing knowledge through scholarly research. As a public university with public purposes, it also seeks to contribute to the cultural, social, and economic vitality of New York.
There are programs for students interested in architecture, the arts, education, the humanities, social sciences, science, biomedical education or engineering including range of high impact minors and majors and graduate programs numbering 150 and growing. City College also offers 13 doctoral programs in Engineering and Science. The undergraduate student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. With an enrollment of more than 15,500 students, City College boasts one of the most diverse student populations in the United States. Approximately 30 percent of CCNY students were born abroad, more than 100 languages are spoken on campus, from Spanish and Haitian Creole to critical languages such as Arabic, Hindi, Farsi and Mandarin, and the College enrolls a large percentage of first generation Americans (and first generation college students).
Terms of Exchange
- Undergraduate students: Accepted
- Graduate students: NOT Accepted
- Computer Science majors: Accepted
English Proficiency Requirements
- Minimum TOEFL iBT score – 96
- Minimum IELTS score – 6.5
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
Academic Calendar | Semester Dates (including exam period)
- Fall: late August to late December
- Spring: late January to late May
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Science
- Earth System Science & Environmental Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
Restricted Disciplines and Courses
Students will not be permitted to take courses at other schools in the City of New York (CUNY) system unless the courses are related to engineering.
Course Descriptions | Schedule of Classes
Students must register for at least 75% of courses in the School of Engineering.
Workload per Semester
All international students must register for a full time course load (12 credits) each fall and spring semester.
Additional Application Materials
Students do not need to complete any additional application materials in addition to the Global E3 application.
Recommendation letter from a professor or academic staff:
- Optional for Global E3 Application. Letter of recommendation may be required by host university as part of the host university application process.
The acceptance packet will be sent at the end of the semester preceding their arrival.
There is limited availability for on-campus housing at CCNY Towers. Students may want to also explore off-campus housing options.
Estimated Cost of Living
Food/meals – $500 per month
Housing – $800-$1000 per month
Local transportation – $121 for MetroCard month-long pass
Academic expenses (e.g., books, stationery) – $300-$500 per semester
Office Responsible for International Exchange Students
Associate Director, Study Abroad
The City College of New York, CUNY
Office of Study Abroad & International Programs
North Academic Center, Suite 5/216
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031 USA
V: (+1) 212.650.5494
F: (+1) 212.650.5841
New York City is the largest city of the United States of America. It is an economic, educational, and cultural stalwart in the world as an Alpha++ global city. The city is comprised of five unique boroughs, each containing its own highlights in cultural institutions and events, museum, universities and colleges, gastronomy, public parks and beaches, and touristic attractions. It is the most popular destination for international students in the U.S.