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CUNY Cheers Graduates’ Gumption, Grit & Grace

CUNY Salutes unflappable grads who succeeded despite the ravages and disruptions of? COVID-19.


Ready for Takeoff

11 CUNY students earn coveted grants to do research, teach around the world


Driven to Succeed

CUNY community college students snag selective scholarships despite struggles


CUNY Students are Winning Big

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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Mourning Those
Lost to COVID-19?

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.

The CUNY Story

‘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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WRITER Robert Jones

CUNY Podcasts

A CUNY Alum’s Long Journey to Literary Fame

Robert Jones Jr., went back to Brooklyn College at 31 and spent more than a decade writing a novel that The New York Times hailed as a “lyrical and rebellious love story” between two enslaved young gay men in the antebellum South. Jones is part of a recent wave of?top literary talent cultivated by CUNY writing programs. Hear him on CUNY Book Beat.

Campus Events

7/04/2021 | 6:00 PM

A Television Broadcast of Republic of Detours

Hunter College

7/04/2021 | 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Medgar Evers College

7/06/2021 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

English 101 Finals Workshop: Joy by Zadie Smith

Borough of Manhattan Community College

7/06/2021 | 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Workshop: How to Apply to BMCC

Borough of Manhattan Community College

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The Greatest Urban University in the World

New York City is
Your Campus

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 Today

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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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.