CUNY City College (City)

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CUNY City College can be found in New York, NY, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Approximately 17,000 students are enrolled at CUNY City College.

Many students at CUNY City College scored in the range of 1040 (25th percentile) - 1250 (75th percentile) on the SAT exam. 46% of all applicants are admitted to City, from which 15% choose to attend. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected City acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 44%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall City Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for CUNY City College was reported as 46.5% in Fall 2020 with over 30,000 applications submitted to City. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for CUNY City College has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 45.4%
  • 2017-2018: 46.4%
  • 2018-2019: 48.3%
  • 2019-2020: 46.5%
  • Projected City Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 43.6%

How Does City Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for CUNY City College is twenty-two percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Yeshiva University55.4%
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice40.5%
Fordham University45.9%
CUNY Lehman College37.8%
Touro College69.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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