the city university of new york
|motto||latin: eruditio populi liberi spes gentium|
motto in english
|the education of free people is the hope of humanity|
|type||public university system|
|chancellor||félix v. matos rodríguez|
new york city,
the city university of new york (cuny /) is the public university system of new york city. it is the largest urban university system in the united states, comprising 26 campuses: eleven senior colleges, seven community colleges, one undergraduate honors college, and seven post-graduate institutions. while its constituent colleges date back as far as 1847, the city university was established in 1961. the university enrolls more than 275,000 students, and counts thirteen nobel prize winners and twenty-four macarthur fellows among its alumni.