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The City University of New York has garnered further recognition for its quality and affordability, this time from the Wall Street Journal.

Paralympic weight lifter and York College alumnus Garrison Redd

Two-time CUNY grad pursues paralympic dream, embodies the 30-year impact of landmark ADA

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​CUNY is boosting mental health services as more students say they are nervous, anxious or on edge

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CUNY and its campuses have raised $17M to ease the impact of COVID-19 on students

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Every year, hundreds of thousands of students – including a record 274,000 degree-credit students – choose The City University of New York for a multitude of reasons that can be summed up as one: opportunity. Providing a quality, accessible education, regardless of background or means, has been CUNY’s mission since 1847.



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The coronavirus pandemic has taken a considerable toll on the CUNY community, and each name honored on our special memorial page represents a person who is fondly remembered and deeply missed. We invite you to leave sympathy messages to celebrate and commemorate their contributions and lives.


More than 50 students from the City University of New York are winners of prestigious national academic awards. Their success reflects the University’s mandate to provide a quality education to students of all backgrounds and socioeconomic circumstances.

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‘The Education of Free People Is the Hope of Humanity’

Our new illustrated history traces the arc of CUNY’s evolution, from a seedling of an idea hatched in 1847 to a modern university of 25 colleges across five boroughs, serving half a million students of all ages and backgrounds.

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CUNY Podcasts

Brooklyn College graduate music student Harrison Sheckler brings a little relief from the pandemic with virtual performances featuring hundreds and viewed by more than a million. Hear Harrison (and his music) on the CUNYcast.

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The nation’s largest urban university, offering a range of undergraduate, graduate degrees and continuing education opportunities to over 500,000 students of all ages and backgrounds on 25 NYC campuses.

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CUNY is committed to maintaining a safe environment at all times and is a strong supporter of New York State’s policies and laws against sexual assault on college campuses.