The Academic Value
CUNY’s commitment to both excellence and opportunity has fueled its resurgence as a higher-education destination, sparking innovative honors level programs such as The Macaulay Honors College, attracting cutting-edge research faculty to its ranks, and drawing so many motivated, high-achieving students that every year our students garner not just a few, but a raft of top national honors from Rhodes Scholarships to Truman Fellowships to National Science Foundation Awards. SAT scores are up among freshmen and enrollments are at historic highs, with more students graduating than ever before.
The University’s Decade of Science initiative has sparked mentoring relationships throughout CUNY, with professors involving undergraduates in research spanning the sciences. Our award-winning instructors and researchers will soon be joined by hundreds of new full-time faculty, essential to maintaining the high academic quality that is CUNY’s primary focus. The University’s “Pathways to Degree Completion” reforms will ensure rigor across all of its colleges, encouraging timely graduation, which keeps education costs in check. Academic value: It’s just one reason why more students, in record numbers, are choosing the colleges of The City University of New York.