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The strength of The City University of New York is derived from the diversity of its students and from each College’s distinctly defined institutional character. As a consequence, each College offers discrete campus-based services and programs which reflect its unique mission, character and student populations. The Student Affairs divisions of each College provide quality services and programs which support the academic mission of the University and enhance student learning and development.
The primary objectives of the services and programs are to support students’ academic achievement and persistence leading to graduation; to provide opportunities for career development; to enhance students’ intellectual, aesthetic, and social growth; to facilitate critical thinking skills; and to promote civic responsibility.
CUNY is a higher education destination, a magnet for talented students including three Rhodes Scholars selected since 2005. Enrollment is at record levels, and high-achieving students increasingly choose CUNY colleges, recognizing their great value and paths to professional success.
Teaching, research and public service are the hallmarks of the best universities, and CUNY is deeply committed to all three. Our world-class faculty members have won nearly every award in their fields, and increasing our full-time teaching ranks is a top priority. CUNY has emerged as one of the nation's premier research institutions: Our planned, state-of-the-art Advanced Science Research Center is already drawing renowned scientists to the University. CUNY invigorates the city and state through partnerships with public schools, economic development initiatives, immigration and financial advice hotlines, and other outreach. We provide New York with graduates trained for high-demand jobs in the sciences, technology, math, teaching, nursing and other critical and growing fields.
From certificate courses to the Ph.D., CUNY provides post-secondary learning at every level, in every field of interest: 1,750 programs, more than 230 majors leading to associate and baccalaureate degrees, and more than 160 graduate-degree majors. CUNY’s 6,700 full-time teaching faculty members include prominent experts in virtually every field of human endeavor. Guggenheim Fellows, Pulitzer Prize winners and two U.S. Poet Laureates have taught at CUNY, and more than 80 percent of full-time professors hold the highest degrees in their fields. Expanding the ranks of full-time faculty is one of CUNY’s highest priorities.
With more than 100 nationally recognized research centers, CUNY is one of the nation’s premier research institutions, promoting discovery in the sciences and engineering as well as in the arts, education and humanities. The state-of-the-art, 200,000-square-foot Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), to open in 2012 at The City College, will be the University’s hub of groundbreaking research in photonics, nanotechnology, water and environmental sensing, structural biology and neuroscience, important work that is already underway at CUNY. CUNY’s 30 libraries contain 7.6 million volumes, 30,000 periodicals, and a wealth of microfilms, music scores, records, slides, tapes, videos and other materials. Libraries also license books and journals in electronic format; many of these are available through the Internet. All CUNY students can use any CUNY library.
CUNY students are remarkably diverse, tracing their ancestries to 205 countries. African-American, white and Hispanic undergraduates each comprise more than a quarter of the student body, and Asians more than 15 percent. Forty-seven percent of undergraduates have a native language other than English, 41 percent work more than 20 hours a week, 63 percent attend school full time, and 15 percent support children. Nearly 60 percent are female and 29 percent are 25 or older. Of first-time freshmen, 37 percent are born outside the U.S. mainland and nearly 70 percent attended New York City public high schools.
Located throughout the five boroughs of New York City, the outstanding institutions of CUNY offer our talented students academic programs leading to a full range of undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates. The college settings are diverse- from sprawling, suburban campuses to modern facilities in the heart of the business, cultural, and political capital of the nation.
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