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

New York City, New YorkLOCATION
SchoolSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1961Established Year
  7674Enrollment

The Graduate Center City University of New York Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

CUNY Graduate Center received around 4210 applications for 2018 fall semester. 25.3% of applicants were admitted to the center. The acceptance rate observed for doctoral programs was around 18%. Around 1065 applicants were admitted at the center in 2018 of which 624 enrolled in various courses. The university accepts applications for Fall and Spring. The CUNY Graduate Center has more than 40 doctoral and master’s programs to its applicants.

  • Applicants can apply online through CUNY online application portal
  • There are no specific minimum ELP score requirements
  • Applicants are required to submit GRE scores for admissions

Highlights

Application platform for international applicantsApplication on CUNY online portal
Acceptance Rate25.3% (overall)
Application fees for international students$75
Acceptance Rate in Doctoral Programs18%
Core Faculty130+
Total Number of Students3700
International Students Percentage23% (in doctoral programs)
Financial AidGrants, scholarships, student employment, loans
Academic calendarSemester-based
Intake seasonsFall and spring

CUNY Application Deadlines

The application deadline for the master's courses offered at the college varies. For most of the courses, this deadline is April 15.

CUNY Graduate Center International Admissions

The student population a CUNY Graduate center has around 22% of international students enrolled in various courses. International applicants are required to submit additional documents, complete the visa process, and fulfill English language requirements for admissions at CUNY Graduate Center. The details of admission requirements and other documents are briefed in the sections below:

Admission Requirements for International Applicants

  • Official Transcripts
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • GRE scores
  • Proof of ELP
  • Passport copy
  • Financial Documents
    • Bank statement

English Language Proficiency Scores

International applicants must submit the TOEFL and/or IELTS scores to exhibit English proficiency. Though there are no minimum ELP score requirements, some graduate courses may require specific scores.

Visa Process for International Applicants

  • After the student is selected for admission, the university will email the Certificate of Eligibility for a Student Visa (Form I-20 A/B). Once received, all the details should be checked carefully.
  • Completed non-immigration visa application form (DS-156) with passport size photo.
  • A valid passport.
  • Receipt of visa application fee.
  • Evidence of SEVIS fee payment (I-901 receipt)

CUNY Graduate Admissions

The graduate center offers various master’s programs in study areas like data analysis, data sciences, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy, political science, and others. The admissions process and requirements for these courses vary. Some of the popular courses and their admissions requirements are mentioned below:

CourseApplication DeadlineAcademic Requirements
Data SciencesApr 15UG Degree, Fluency in Python, Java, C++,
GRE 80th Percentile, 2 LOR, Proof of ELP
Data Analysis and VisualizationApr 15Transcripts, Graduation certificate, CV,
Recommendation letter, Portfolio, proof of ELP
PhilosophyPriority: Dec 15,
Fall: Apr 15
GRE, 3 LOR,
Proof of ELP
Women and Gender StudiesPriority: Jan 15,
Fall: Apr 15
Writing a sample of 10-15 pages, GRE scores,
2 LOR, Fitness certifying letter, Proof of ELP. 

The CUNY Graduate Center is a highly selective institution. The admissions are reviewed critically on the basis of education records, scores obtained, standardized test scores, and letter of recommendation. Applicants can contact admissions@gc.cuny.edu for queries regarding admissions.

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