City University of New York (CUNY) is the third-largest university system in the United States, in terms of enrollment, with more than 274,000-degree-credit students, continuing, and professional education students enrolled at 25 campuses located in all five New York City boroughs.
The university has one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States, with students hailing from 208 countries, but mostly from New York City. The black, white and Hispanic undergraduate populations each comprise more than a quarter of the student body, and Asian undergraduates make up 18 percent. Fifty-eight percent are female, and 28 percent are 25 or older.
CUNY has produced 70 Fulbright scholars, 10 Truman Scholars, 7 Marshall Scholars, 7 Rhodes scholars in recent years, and two of the last three Pulitzers for poetry.
Eight in 10 CUNY college graduates carry no federal loan debt.
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