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Why CUNY?
The Nations Largest Urban University

CUNY is the nations largest urban university : 11 senior colleges, 6 community colleges, the William E. Macaulay Honors College, the CUNY graduate school and university center, the CUNY school of law, CUNY graduate school of Journalism and the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. More than 533,000 degree credit students and adult, continuing and professional education students are enrolled art campuses located in all New York City boroughs. As of 2007, 46% of all the college students in the City of New York were attending CUNY. An additional 20,000 students are enrolled in the College Now, the university's enrichment program for high school students at more than 200 New York City high schools. Another 8,000 students are enrolled in CUNY-affiliated high schools.

What is the faculty like at CUNY?

More than 80 percent of CUNY’s senior college faculty hold the highest degrees in their field, such as PhD’s, JD’s, MD’s and MFA’s. the full-time teaching faculty of over 5,800 include world-renowned experts in virtually every field of human endeavour. CUNY Distinguished Professor at Lenham College, Billy Collins served as Poet Laureate of the United States. Other current CUNY faculty have won prestigious awards in recognition of their contribution to education and scholarship. Included are Guggenheim Fellowships, Pulitzer Prizes, An Academy Award, Macarthur Foundation “genius awards”, and Carnegie Teacher of The Year Awards among many other honors, fellowships and grants.

What is the student population like at CUNY?

CUNY Students have won nationally acclaimed competitive awards such as Marshall and Gates Millennium Scholarships and Rhodes, Fulbright, Mellon, Soros, Javits and National Science Foundation Fellowships.which provide funding from 2010-2013. CUNY students come from over 205 different countries. Nearly 60 percent of the students are female and 29 percent of the students are 25-years or older. There is a diverse population of students at CUNY and is the third largest university system in terms of enrolment in the United States.

Will I get a job after graduating from CUNY?

Alumni CUNY graduates include 12 Nobel Laureates - 10 scientist and two economists - among the highest numbers from any public university in the country. A U.S secretary of state, a Supreme Court Justice, Mayors, Members of Congress, state legislators, an astronaut, actors, singers, composers, writers and inventors are among outstanding alumni.

More top U.S corporative executive earned their bachelors degree at the City University of New York than any other university in the country. According to a recent survey conducted by CUNY of the 900,000 students that graduated more than 88% found work within six months of graduation and nearly 90% of them worked in New York.

CUNY awards more than 9,000 associate degrees 15,000 bachelors degrees and about 6,400 masters degrees each year. At least one third of college-educated New Yorkers are CUNY graduates.

CUNY is one of the nations leading producers of black and Hispanic engineers and physicians. CUNY colleges are among the top sources of doctoral, baccalaureate and master's degrees earned by minority students in all disciplines, according to Black Issues in Higher Education. Five CUNY community colleges rank among the top 26 in the nation as a source of associate degrees in all disciplines awarded to minority students, according to Community College Week.

What are the facilities at CUNY?

The facilities at CUNY's 19 modern campuses throughout the five boroughs of New York city include the traditional and the innovative. More than 280 buildings on close to 23 million square feet of space include state-of-the-art computer centres, science and language laboratories, gymnasiums, theatres, greenhouses, astronomy observatories, and many more features.

Does CUNY offer enrichment programs?

CUNY has programs to strengthen academic skills and provide advanced placement courses. They include College Now, the free pre-freshman Summer Immersion Programs, remedial classes in community colleges, English as a Second Language classes, SEEK and College Discovery (for economically and educationally disadvantaged students) and an intensive low-cost Language Immersion Program for entering freshman who need to improve their English.

Is there financial aid for CUNY?

To help meet CUNY’s affordable tuition, the Peter F. Vallone Academic Scholarships and individual scholarships offered by the colleges complement federal and state grants and loans. Graduates of New York City high schools with a B average or better, who are accepted by CUNY, may be eligible for the Vallone Scholarships. Of full-time CUNY degree students, 70% receive financial aid. Each tear 110,000 CUNY students received federal Pell Grants, State TAP{ grants, and federal Work-study grants. In addition, many other students receive fellowships, scholarships and waivers through the college foundations, employer or union-supported tuition reimbursement and other sources. Annually, students receive more than $450 million from a variety of sources to help defray the affordable cost of attending a CUNY college. For the latest information see www.cunyedu/financialaid

How much is CUNY's tuition?

For New York State residents, tuition for full-time students at CUNY's six community colleges is $3,150 and at the eleven senior colleges it is $4,600 per year. For out-of-state residents, community college tuition is $210 per credit and senior college tuition is $415 per credit. Tuition for part-time students living in New York taking classes at CUNY's community colleges is $135 per credit. Tuition for part-time students living in New York and taking classes at one of CUNY's four-year colleges is $195 per credit.

How do you apply for CUNY?

For more information, visit CUNY’s new one-stop admission help center in midtown Manhattan located on the 15th floor of the W.R. Grace building facing Byrant Park, with entrances on 42nd Street and at 114 avenue of the Americas. Or call free 1-800-CUNY-YES. For more information and access to College websites then visit the CUNY website at: www.cuny.edi/admissions

 

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