Throughout its history, the University has been an integral part of the city and state through partnerships with public schools, economic development initiatives, immigration aid and financial advice services and other community outreach programs.
The University is an integrated system of senior and community colleges, graduate and professional schools, research centers, institutes and consortia. From certificate courses to Ph.D. programs, CUNY offers postsecondary learning to students of all backgrounds. It provides the city with graduates trained for high-demand positions in the sciences, technology, mathematics, teaching, nursing and other fields.
The mission of the Research Office is to promote and support the research, scholarly, and creative pursuits of the CUNY community, to provide assurance to funding agencies and to the public that research at the University is conducted in accordance with the highest ethical standards, and to enhance technology commercialization, entrepreneurship, and economic development activities.
CUNY’s Career Services provide students with the necessary skills to make informed decisions about their careers, education and employment.Child Care
Professional staff provides flexible on-campus care and education to accommodate the needs of parents 24 hours a day.Disability Resources & Services
CUNY is deeply committed to ensuring equal access and opportunity for students with disabilities through innovative support programs.International Student & Scholar Services
Supporting the international student population by providing centralized immigration information.Mental Health And Wellness
We assist students in addressing psychological, adjustment or issues including stress / time management.
At CUNY, the university creates an inclusive residential environment where students can make the most of their college experience. CUNY student housing & residence life is a growing community for CUNY students. Residential students benefit greatly from living on-campus with increased opportunities for peer engagement and student involvement.
CUNY’s library system is a federation of 31 libraries and the CUNY Central Office of Library Services (OLS) that support learning, teaching, and research to the University’s 24 senior, community, honors, and professional colleges, as well as CUNY’s 100+ research centers and institutes.
CUNY's Open Access Policy applies to Internet access. Every member of the CUNY community with a valid CUNY ID has full rights to Internet use in all CUNY libraries.Individual campuses may determine local rules governing specific terms of Internet use. Such rules include time limits, signing-up, number of users per terminal, downloading and printing.
The NYSED/CUNY CareerKit project is a comprehensive career preparation resource for teachers and counselors in New York State. Its goal is to equip students with the skills necessary to make informed choices about their career paths. The NYSED/CUNY CareerKit activities are written at the HSE/Upper ESL level, with adaptations possible for Pre-HSE and intermediate ESL levels.
There are 9 CUNY campuses with a student housing and residence life program. At the moment 3,100 CUNY students live on campus.Housing at CUNY is created to provide residents with direct access to campus resources, student leadership opportunities, academic environment, faculty engagement, and the countless cultural, social and educational resources New York City offers.
The City University of New York Athletic Conference provides all students with the opportunity to participate in a competitive athletic environment and supportive learning atmosphere, wherein life skills such as leadership development, sportsmanship, healthy living, and community service are of vital importance.
There are over 1400 student clubs and organizations (and counting!) among our 24 campuses.
Student engagement has been an integral and vital component of student success. It is well-documented that students who are involved in their campus community excel academically.Student engagement is more important than ever as employers and graduate schools value the skills and competencies learned from participating in co-curricular activities. In addition, students use the knowledge and experience they gain to improve their local communities.
CUNY colleges, as well as the Graduate School and University Center, receive their institutional accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE or Middle States). MSCHE examines each college as a whole, rather than specific programs within colleges.