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THE GRADUATE CENTER CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK

New York City, New YorkLOCATION
SchoolSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1961Established Year
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The Graduate Center City University of New York: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Established in 1961,CUNY The Graduate Center is the nation's largest public urban university founded to impart quality graduate education with the alternative of multiple doctoral and master’s programs. This highly ranked institute of the US Education System encourages students to follow their passion and stand out in the world. 

The college offers more than 100 free public programs every year to support the talented students in order to prepare them to be experts, scholars, leaders in the academy, and prominent names in government and other sectors. The institute has a student enrollment of over 3,500 candidates comprising nearly 24% of international students from different corners of the world.

Admissions at CUNY The Graduate Center observes an application deadline of June 1 and expects a nonrefundable application fee of 75 USD to be submitted when applying at the institute. The ordination is the part of Central University of New York with an acceptance rate of slightly over 30% wich makes it one of the highly competitive institutes for studying in the USA 

Rankings

  • The U.S. News and World Report ranked the Biological Science program 159th nationally.
  • The English program is ranked 20th in the 2020 edition of the US News and World report.
  • The U.S. News and World Report 2020 ranked Chemistry program 96th in its latest ranking list.
  • The Sociology program is ranked 28th by the U.S. News and World Report 2020 edition.
  • Its Mathematics program is ranked 44th nationally by the U.S. News and World Report. 

Highlights

University TypePublic
Campus SettingCity
No. of ProgramsMaster’s – 15 Doctoral - 31
Application PortalOfficial Website
Mode of ProgramsFull-time; Online
On Campus residenceYes
Work while studyYes
Annual Cost of Attendance7,245 USD
English language proficiency scoreTOEFL or equivalent
Financial AidAvailable as awards and scholarships
Admission Deskadmissions@gc.cuny.edu | 212-817-7470

Programs, Campus and Accommodation

Campus

  • The university has a residential facility in the form of an 8-storied apartment in the college vicinity, for its graduate and doctorate students.
  • The Graduate Center is in the center of Manhattan and is a part of the CUNY’s multi-campus.
  • The Advanced Science Research Center here promotes world-class research activities.
  • Its Mina Rees library is a hub for discovery, delivery, and digitization.
  • The campus has 24/7 security and all sorts of facilities for the students which includes lounge, cafeteria, etc. 

Housing facilities/Residence

  • The institute offers 12 apartments for faculty and 64 for graduate students.
  • The apartments are comfortable, airy, and affordable and come with all the basic amenities.
  • Residents are offered one-year renewable licenses on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • The college maintains a listing of available rooms for rent or sublet and suggests techniques to find an apartment off-campus

Courses

  • The organization offers an array of courses for international students including master’s and doctoral programs with multiple specializations under Education, Science, Social Sciences and Humanities departments.
  • It provides around 31 doctoral and 15 Master’s programs to its candidates.
  • Master’s degrees are offered in sciences, humanities, and social sciences.
  • There are seven new interdisciplinary master’s degree programs offered here.
  • In Fall 2020, the college will launch a new master’s program in Nanoscience.
  • Through the Master's program students are prepared for career advancement and doctoral education. 

CUNY The Graduate Center Application Process

How to apply?

Application Portal: The Graduate Center Online Application Portal

Application Fees: 75 USD

Application Deadline:

For Graduate Applicants: Extended to June 1

For Doctoral Applicants: January 1

Basic Admission Requirements

  1. Official academic transcripts
  2. GRE/GMAT score is accepted but it varies from course-to-course
  3. English proficiency test scores like IELTS and TOEFL scores are accepted
  4. Two academic letters of recommendation
  5. Writing sample
  6. CV/Resume
  7. Financial Statement

CUNY The Graduate Center Cost of Attendance

For all the prospective candidates applying at the institute applying in the upcoming session, anestimated budget for international students looking to study in the US has been tabulated below

Annual Budget Academic Year (2019-2020) USDNew York State resident (per semester)Out-of-State Resident (per semester)
Tuition (12 or more credits)5,545855 per credit
Tuition fewer than 12 credits470 per credit855 per credit
Maintenance of matriculation225370
Books and Supplies (annual)1,1791,179
Housing (annual)14,85014,850
Food (annual)3,0003,000
Transportation (annual)986986
Personal Expense (annual)5,0315,031

Scholarships/Financial Aid

International students are eligible for institutional aid. There are several merit-based fellowships and scholarships for international students to study in the USA. Some of the awards that the students can avail at the institute are as follows:

  • Maths Fellowship: This fellowship is offered each year and the amount varies each year as well. During 1 & 2 year: 25,128 USD is awarded, for 3-4 year: 19,128 USD is granted, and in the final year 21,128 USD is granted.
  • Clare Boothe Luce Fellowship: This fellowship is for female students who applied for a Maths or Computer Science program. CBL offers 35,000 USD annually for five years.
  • Science Fellowship: All international science fellows receive full-tuition fees upto 16 credits per semester for four years and are worth 25,128 USD.

Alumni Network

The alumni community has nearly 15,000 members worldwide. The alumni here get a wide range of benefits that includes on-campus library privileges, online access to libraries, career services, and online networking and monitoring tools, etc.

Some notable alumni: Andre Aciman: Writer; John Corigliano: Composer; Wayne Koestenbaum: Poet; Michio Kaku: Physicist.

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The Graduate Center City University of New York Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population8901
FAFSA Code004765
Application Cost$65
Accreditation MSCHE
Average Cost of Attendance$24,300 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Attendance Cost

$24,300

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Post Graduate Program$24,300 / Year

Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Program Wise Accreditations
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Psychology ProgramsAmerican Psychological Association
Clinical Science ProgramsAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
7846304248041210
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