CUNY New York City College of Technology: Academics, Admissions & Tuition

Research the CUNY New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn. Learn about its admission info, degree programs and financial aid to make an informed education decision.

About CUNY New York City College of Technology

City Tech formed in 1946 as the New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences. Today, New York City College of Technology, located in the city of Brooklyn, enrolls over 30,000 students (including certificate and continuing education students) and has more than 400 full-time faculty members. The college offers 28 associate's and 19 bachelor's degree programs. Students can explore fields such as architecture and design, business, education, engineering, healthcare and science through its three school divisions. New York City College of Technology also has a continuing education center.


The New York City College of Technology is made up of three schools: Technology and Design, Professional Studies, and Arts and Sciences. Along with these schools, City Tech offers nine student research or special program opportunities. Altogether, 65 degrees and certificates are available, 28 of which are associate's and 19 bachelor's, within the areas of study. The most popular degree programs include liberal arts, computer information systems and nursing.

The average class size at City Tech ranges depending on the area of study but remains on the smaller end, from 20-40 students per classroom. The professors are practicing members of their disciplines. This means students may have access to hospitals, agencies, schools, businesses or courts for professional experience and opportunities.

In the Continuing Studies Center, students may find the opportunity to take online courses. The City University of New York also allows students the opportunity to live and study in a foreign country while earning college credit if they maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher. This includes college locations in Japan, China, Vietnam, India, Tanzania and Brazil.


The regular application deadline is February 1. For on-the-spot admission, prospective students can apply to attend CUNY New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn's summer and fall semesters after April 11. To apply (on-the-spot) to start in the winter and spring semesters, students can apply after October 1.

Students can apply online; in fact, all application procedures are carried out through the CUNY Portal, an online application system. Upon applying, students can be admitted to a particular school and change their chosen major once if they opt to do so. Also, the school accepts Advanced Placement (AP) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) scores for credit.

The school population consists of roughly 16,000 degree-seeking students, 65% of whom are full-time and 35% part-time. The top schools in terms of enrollment are the School of Technology & Design and the School of Professional Studies, followed by the School of Arts & Sciences.

Tuition & Financial Aid

The tuition for full-time resident students is $2,715 per semester, and it costs $230 per credit for part-time attendance. Non-degree students pay $340 per credit, and senior citizens pay just $65 per semester or session. Students who take 12 or more credit hours per semester are considered full-time. Students with 12 or fewer credit hours are considered part-time.

For non-resident students, full-time and part-time admission costs $485 per credit. Non-degree students pay $720 per credit. Accelerated and special fees vary upon the student's situation, complete with a 100% refund policy.

School Type Public, 4-year*
Degrees Offered Associate's, bachelor's*
Academic Calendar Semester*
School Setting Large city*
Student Body 15,961 degree-seeking undergraduates in 2011*
Student Housing No on-campus housing**
Schools and Programs Three schools; 65 degree and certificate programs*
Student-Faculty Ratio 18 to 1**
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2011:
Bachelor's: Computer & Information Sciences (117)
Associate's: Engineering Technology (274)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 24% in 6 years**
Admission Rate 77% in 2010**
First-Year Retention Rates 74% full-time and 67% part-time**
Average SAT Score of Admitted Students 390 in Critical Reading; 438 in Math**
Application Due Date February 1*
Decision Notification Date 6-8 weeks after application*
Tuition $2,715 per semester (for 2011-12)**
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percentage of Students Receiving it) In 2010: Federal (73%), State and local (73%), institutional (3%), loans (7%)**
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 84% in 2010-11**

Sources: *CUNY New York City College of Technology; **IPEDS Data Center, National Center for Education Statistics.

School Contact Information

  • Address: 300 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • Phone: (718) 260-5500
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