The City University of New York

who we are

The nations largest urban public university, City University has provided quality educational programs for all, New Yorkers since 1847. More than 200,000 students in some 1,300 degree programs attend classes on 19 campuses. CUNY's adult and continuing education programs also enroll more than 200,000 students. Our campuses serve as indispensable cultural, social and educational resources to their communities. Our extraordinary faculty features world-renowned scholars who teach on all levels, from introductory undergraduate classes to small graduate seminars in our nationally ranked doctoral programs.

commitment to diversity

CUNY takes its commitment to diversity seriously. We pride ourselves on providing an inclusive environment for all who wish to work, grow and learn with us. CUNY is one of the nation'sleading educators of black and Hispanic engineers and physicians, and our colleges are leaders in the number of doctorates, baccalaureates and master's degrees awarded to minority students in all disciplines.

career opportunities

A tremendous faculty expansion is under way. We are committed to giving faculty the resources and the support they need to expand the frontiers of knowledge and research. Last year CUNY received more than $300 million in grants, contracts and other awards.


Competitive salaries~ immediate medical coverage for most full-time staff and their families or domestic partners; defined benefit or defined contribution pension plans, some of which vest after one year; tax-deferred annuity savings programs; vacation, sick leave and other types of leave; and opportunities for free graduate and undergraduate courses for most employees.

exciting environment

CUNY is a university on the move. There is always something going on, including theater and musical performances, art exhibits, sporting events and lectures and workshops on every topic imaginable. And New York City is, of course, the most exciting city in the world.

state-of-the-arts facilities

The facilities at CUNY's modern campuses include the traditional and the innovative. Among the more than 270 buildings - a combined 23 million square feet of space - there are state-of-the-art computer centers, libraries, science and language laboratories, gymnasiums, theaters, green houses and astronomy observatories.

our graduates

CUNY graduates include 11 Nobel laureates, a secretary of state, an associate justice, mayors, members of congress, state legislators, an astronaut, actors, singers, composers, writers and inventors. More top U.S. corporate executives earned their bachelor's degrees at City University of New York than at any other university in the country, according to the most recent national survey by Standard & Poors.

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